Essential Oils - Patchouli
Type - Relaxing, rejuvenating and antiseptic
Note - Base
Blends well with - Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass, mandarin, myrrh, neroli, orange, rose, sandalwood, vetiver
Aroma - Earthy, spicy, musky and smoky
Plant properties - soothing and releasing
Uses - helps fight depression, soothes inflammation, masks and eliminates body odour, boosts energy and immune system.
Aromatic effect on the mind - relaxing and calming both physically and mentally due to the sweet rich aroma
Spiritual influence - It aligns the heart chakra with the sacral and root chakras, releasing insecurities, jealousies and obsessions, grounding the body to help us stay in the present rather than stressing about things beyond our control, enhancing our desire to live a fuller life.
Chakra - crown and heart
Chakra colours - orange
Benefits - balancing, grounding effect on emotions, promotes a smooth glowing complexion.
- Oil specific - None known
- General - As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted or in the eyes or mucus membranes. Keep away from children. Do not take internally. Always perform a patch test to an insensitive part of the body (of essential oil diluted in an appropriate carrier oil) if using an essential oil for the first time.