Sunday, May 24, 2009

How To Relax - Patchouli Essential Oil

Happy Sunday Bloggers,

From all of us at and we hope you are having a great weekend! As we sit here working extra hours at the Florida Herb House we stare down at our oil burner and realize that we just burned away our last few drops of our aromatherapy patchouli essential oil. No worries though as we have about 30 bottles in the back shelf "Phewwww". If we had to recommend any one single essential oil from out store to help one relax and ease tension then it would be our patchouli hands down! Lets take a brief look at the wonders of this amazing plant and the sensational theraputic properties that it's essential oil offers.
Patchouli is a fragrant plant that grows in the tropics throughout the world. The oils distilled from its leaves and shoots have a very rich spicy odor, which is said to improve with age.The components of the oil are eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, and henzaldehyde. Patchouli has demonstrated antifungal and antibacterial properties. Patchouli has been used for digestive disorder, infections, cold, headache, nausea, and pain. Patchouli is commonly used in perfumes and cosmetics.
Patchouli oil has an amazing effect for sharpening the wits as well as fighting depression and anxiety. It is also said to create an amorous atmosphere. It is effective for fungal and bacterial infection and is of great help for insect bites. It could also be used as an insect repellent and is also used as a support for dealing with any substance addiction. With its excellent diuretic properties, it is effective in fighting water retention and to break up cellulite. Furthermore, it has a great deodorizing action, and helps when feeling hot and bothered, while cooling down inflammations and assisting with wound healing. On the skin, this oil is one of the most active and is a superb tissue regenerator, which helps to stimulate the growth of new skin cells. In wound healing, it not only promotes faster healing, but also helps to prevent ugly scarring when the wound heals. Try one of our pure undiluted or ready to use aromatherapy essential oils on sale today!