Patchouli Oil - Essential Oils - Aromatherapy
A relaxant with an earthy, sensual scent, patchouli oil is used as a balancing oil and is helpful in antiaging skincare.
Patchouli oil also helps athlete's foot, eczema, fatigue, frigidity, hair care, stress and it repels insects.
The essential oil of Patchouli is extracted by steam distillation from the dried leaves of the Indonesian Patchouli plant. A traditional aphrodisiac perfume, this intensely rich, earthy essence has been used in massage for centuries to encourage relaxation, romance and love.
Patchouli’s reputation as a aphrodisiac can be credited to its exotic fragrance and relaxing effects.
Patchouli is not only balancing and uplifting for emotions but for the complexion as well. When used in a compress, the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties help to treat cracked, dry skin, acne, minor burns and cuts. Patchouli is an adaptogen which means that it is stimulating in large amounts and sedating in smaller amounts.
PROPERTIES: Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, aphrodisiac.
BLENDS WELL WITH: Frankincense, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Orange, Jasmine.
For the treatment of acne: Dilute ten drops in ½ oz. unscented facial oil and gently rub over a clean face in the morning and before bed.
For an aromatic evening bath: Use to help with depression and sadness or to reduce the effects of anxiety or irritability. Add six drops Patchouli to full tub of hot water.
For a sensual full body massage: combine eight drops Patchouli and four drops Ylang Ylang with one oz. massage oil.
For a lingering perfume: Add patchouli directly to the body. The aroma of Patchouli is very potent; small amounts are sufficient.
For an exotic room fragrance: Add eight drops to an essential oil burner or lamp ring diffuser.
People are beginning to realize that they can get rid of their physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual ills through the use of aromatic essential oils. Universities and hospitals are studying the use of aromatherapy oils. Some hospitals in Oxford, England, for example, have replaced chemical sedatives with essential oil blends which include lavender, marjoram, geranium and cardamom oil.
Most essential oils are so strong that a little goes a long way. Essential aromatherapy oils should be diluted in carrier oils for use in massage. When massaged into the skin (essential oils should be diluted - with the exception of Lavender and Tea Tree).
Essential oils are metabolized by the body like any other nutrients. Certain components within the oils will stimulate the immune system, destroy bacteria, act as powerful antioxidants and building blocks to improve nutrient absorption. It takes up to 20 minutes for the oils to be absorbed by the body, where they remain for 7 hours or more, before being excreted.
Smell plays an important role in the process. Differing aromatic rings are contained with essential oils. When we smell these, the odor is transferred into a nerve message. The message is sent to different parts of the brain where the process of stimulating different hormones is undertaken.
Use aromatherapy oils anywhere you want to add a touch of scent.
Add 5 drops to your bath water.
Enhance your beauty products - combine 3 to 6 drops into your shampoo, conditioner, face cream or body lotion.
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Firms in Japan are pumping aromatherapy oils such as lemon and rosemary through the air conditioning systems to improve employee efficiency, especially in the less productive hours of the afternoon. An entire new field of health care, making use of aromatherapy oils with their sedative, calming, pain-reducing effects, is growing around the care of the terminally ill. Aromatherapy oils, with their air-purifying, anti-viral, antibacterial, antiseptic abilities, are ideal for vaporizing in hospitals and crowded public places to prevent airborne infections. Mass aromatherapy is also suggested to influence social behavior and increase work efficiency.
Aromatherapy is essentially old wine in new (little brown) bottles. Aromatic essences were popularly used centuries ago in India, Egypt, China and Greece. We've all heard the story of Cleopatra's amorous adventures aided by aromatic essences, of ayurvedic use of essential oils for medicine and massage, the use of sandalwood to enhance meditation, and the use of aromatic resins by Egyptian embalmers to preserve mummies. Modern aromatherapy has come into its own in the past 30 years.
Widely practiced in Europe and the UK, aromatherapy is also finding converts in Australia, Canada, the USA and Japan. A decade ago, you could hardly come across an English book on the subject, or find it mentioned in the periodicals. Entire journals are now devoted to the subject, with researchers, industries, medical practitioners, alternative health therapists, and amateurs jumping on to the aromatherapy bandwagon.
Essential oils are chemically complex and very versatile. Juniper oil, for example, can be used to treat skin problems, dandruff, diarrhea or joint pain. The natural plant essences with their hormone-like properties and vitamins, minerals, and natural antiseptics, are easily absorbed into the bloodstream through the skin or nose. Different fragrances, with varied vital electromagnetic properties and vibrational energies, serve to stimulate our immune system, circulatory system and neurological functions.
Essential oils can be put in three categories: those that invigorate the body and rev up the spirit, those that tone, balance and regulate our bodily functions, and those which have a calm, sedative and tranquilizing effect.
We know that some fragrances can evoke strong emotional or psychological responses. They affect the cells of our nose, which send messages to the brain, which is then stimulated to release hormones and neuro-chemicals that bring healing changes in the body, and our psychological and emotional reactions. In Aromatherapy: Scent and Psyche, authors Peter and Kate Damian point out: "Olfactory research is still in its infancy—we are now gaining rudimentary knowledge of how and why essential oil fragrance affect human psychology and physiology."
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