Patchouli Essential Oil [Organic]

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Wild As The Wind Organic Patchouli Essential Oil is a premium quality aromatherapy oil, suitable for therapeutic purposes.

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Organic Patchouli Essential Oil

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil is an extremely important essential oil, which deserves a place in everyone’s first aid kit. It is deeply supportive of optimal skin health. So much so, it is one of the key ingredients in Wild As The Wind FACIAL OIL No. 2.

Organic Patchouli Dark Essential Oil is a Patchouli Dark Essential Oil.

Please follow the link to Patchouli Dark Essential Oil above for further information about the hormonal benefits of using Patchouli Dark Essential Oil.

Where Is Organic Patchouli Essential Oil From?

Wild As The Wind Organic Patchouli Essential Oil originates from Indonesia.

According to the most lauded book on essential oils, Essential Oil Safety (2nd Edition), by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Indonesian Patchouli Essential Oils are of superior quality to Patchouli Essential Oils produced elsewhere.

What’s The Difference Between Organic Dark & Light Patchouli Essential Oil?

Both Organic Patchouli Light Essential Oil and Organic Patchouli Dark Essential Oil are made using the same plant materials and are extracted using the same extraction method. The only difference between the two is that Organic Patchouli Light Essential Oil is steam distilled using stainless steel vats and Organic Patchouli Dark Essential Oil is steam distilled using iron vats.

The use of differing stills produces a slightly different product. Whereas, there is little difference in the healing potential of both forms of essential oil, there is however, a slight difference in aroma and appearance of these two aromatherapy oils.

Aroma & Appearance Of Organic Patchouli Essential Oil

Whilst it’s possible to distinguish aromatic differences between Organic Patchouli Light Essential Oil and Organic Patchouli Dark Essential Oil they still remain unmistakably similar. They both have beautifully complex musky, woody fragrances which are seductively earthy, sweet, and faintly herbaceous.

In terms of colour there is greater variance. Organic Patchouli Light Essential Oil, as the name suggests is a much paler, more yellowy coloured oil, and Organic Patchouli Dark Essential Oil is a much richer, deep amber colour.

Organic Patchouli Dark Essential Oil is aromatically a more enduring aromatherapy oil which is ideal for use on leather clothing and bags, when applied in an undiluted form. Used in this way Organic Patchouli Dark Essential Oil will leave a lingering scent for months, although the aromatic potency will dissipate over time.

Whilst Organic Patchouli Essential Oil is considered to have a shelf life of between 6 to 8 years, it is one of the rare essential oils which improves with age. Sandalwood Essential Oil is another aromatherapy oil which also does this.

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil Health Benefits

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil health benefits are thought to include: Antibacterial + antidepressant + anti-inflammatory + antifungal + antimicrobial + antioxidant + antiparasitic + antiphlogistic  + antiseptic + antiviral + astringent + aphrodisiac + bactericidal + carminative + cicatrizant + cytophylactic + deodorant  + digestive + diurectic  + fungicide + febrifuge (reduces fever) + insecticide + nervine + neuroprotective + stimulant + tonic + vulnerary, (wound healing)

*Organic Patchouli Essential Oil can be sedative at a low dose or stimulant at a higher dose.

The National Institute Of Health [USA] state that Patchouli Essential Oil is all of the following:

antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet, antithrombotic, aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antimutagenic, antiemetic, fibrinolytic and cytotoxic.

Please refer to the Glossary Of Terms for more detail.

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil Traditional Health Benefits

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil is considered to be a relaxing, soothing and calming organic aromatherapy oil which has many and varied traditional applications.

According to the NIH

In China, Japan and Malaysia, [it is used herbally] to treat colds, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, insect and snake bites. In aromatherapy, patchouli oil is used to relieve depression, stress, calm nerves, control appetite and to improve sexual interest.

The leaves of Pogostemon cablin have been used to keep moths away from clothing, and were traditionally packed with Cashmere shawls, being sent to the West, to keep them safe from infestation.

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil traditional health benefits are thought to include:

  • Stress
  • Digestive issues
  • IBS [when ingested]
  • Weight loss [when ingested]
  • Nervous disorders
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Autoimmune [inflammatory] conditions :: Arthritis & Gout etc
  • Respiratory infections :: Colds + Tonsilitis + Flu [Influenza A]
  • Reducing the spread of the flu when diffused
  • Fever
  • Immune-boosting + infection-fighting
  • Inflammatory muscle & joint pain
  • Hormone balance
  • Insect repellent: house flies + mosquitoes + urban ants + termites
  • Menopausal hot flushes
  • Varicose veins
  • Controlling appetite
  • Improving metabolic function
  • Liver support
  • Metabolic function / tonification
  • Frigidity
  • Virility in men :: Impotence + loss of libido + erectile dysfunction +sexual anxiety
  • Appetite suppressant
  • Natural deodorant

As a tonic Organic Patchouli Essential Oil can support healthy digestion and Liver function. It has also been used traditionally to relieve insomnia and reduce fevers.

In Chinese medicine, Pogostemon cablin plant parts have been used to remove dampness, relieve summer heat and exterior syndrome, and as an anti-emetic and appetite stimulant.

Patchouli plant parts are used in Chinese traditional formulae, including; Baoji Pill and Houdan Pill, which are used for treating inflammatory diseases. Plant parts can also be found in the preparations of Indian Ayurvedic treatments such as; Rasa [taste], Guna [virtue / excellence] and Virya [potency of a medicinal compound].

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil For Skincare

  • Acne
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Oily skin
  • Dry Cracked skin
  • Wounds healing
  • Reduces oxidative stress
  • Scar healing
  • Reducing wrinkles
  • Reducing oily hair & dandruff
  • Fungal infections
  • Sun protection*

Research conducted in China has found that Patchouli Essential Oil, when diluted in a suitable carrier oil, such as Raspberry Seed Oil, can protect our skin from UV radiation. A number of rats were exposed to UV radiation, after which they treated the trial group with Patchouli Essential Oil. The control group were untreated. Findings showed that the group which received treatment had increased collagen and smoother skin than the control group.

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil & Hormone Health

The Patchouli plant is related to several herbal plants, which are used to make essential oils, and also share hormal benefits.

These include:

Hormone Regulation

Organic Lavender Essential Oil and Organic Patchouli Essential Oil offer differing forms of hormonal support, with Organic Patchouli Essential Oil being one of the preferred aromatherapy oils for hormone regulation by the hormone expert Dr. Patrick Flynn.

This may be because Organic Patchouli Essential Oil is thought to support Thyroid function and because of it’s use by menopausal women to reduce hot flushes.

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil is also thought to influence oestrogen and testosterone levels.

Progesterone & Testosterone

Two of the related organic aromatherapy oils also exert an influence on progesterone and testosterone levels.

Organic Thyme Red Essential Oil is a natural progesterone and Organic Peppermint Essential Oil has been shown, in peer reviewed scientific studies, to reduce Testosterone levels in women, thereby mitigating the symptoms and expression of the condition PCOS, or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.

It is thought that as many as 20% of women have elevated Testosterone levels these days.

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil For Metabolic Function

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil has been shown to help support metabolic function and Liver health. Our Liver is the organ responsible for detoxing spent hormones.

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil For Hormone Receptor Site Function

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil is also one of several essential oils which helps restore hormone receptor site function.

*The Thyroid is seen as the master-controller of the hormone system, but hormone receptor site function is also profoundly important.

Sadly, many of us live in a largely polluted, synthetic environment where Oestrogen mimicking Xenoestrogens from diverse sources, such as; plastics in our food chain, till receipts and the chlorine in our water etc, all interfere with our natural hormone function. These Oestrogen mimicking Xenoestrogens force their way into our hormone receptor sites and then refuse to let go.

Phenol containing aromatherapy oils like Thyme Red Essential Oil are excellent for blasting these impostor synthetic Oestogens from our receptor sites, but are unable to repair the damage done when the Xenoestrogens first attached themselves.

This is where aromatherapy oils containing Sesquiterpenes, such as Organic Patchouli Essential Oil, are exceptionally important as they help to repair our damaged hormone cell receptor sites.

Xenoestrogens are the main cause of damage to our hormone cell receptor sites, but heavy metals from amalgam fillings, polluted air, water, soil and food etc, are also responsible for damaging our hormone cell receptor sites also.

Aroma & Appearance Of Organic Patchouli Essential Oil

Whilst it’s possible to distinguish aromatic differences between Organic Patchouli Light Essential Oil and Organic Patchouli Dark Essential Oil they still remain unmistakably similar. They both have beautifully complex musky, woody fragrances which are seductively earthy, sweet, and faintly herbaceous.

In terms of colour there is greater variance. Organic Patchouli Light Essential Oil, as the name suggests is a much paler, more yellowy coloured oil, and Organic Patchouli Dark Essential Oil is a much richer, deep amber colour.

Organic Patchouli Dark Essential Oil is aromatically a more enduring aromatherapy oil which is ideal for use on leather clothing and bags in it’s undiluted form. Used in this way Organic Patchouli Dark Essential Oil will leave a lingering scent for months, although it’s strength will dissipate during this time.

Whilst Organic Patchouli Essential Oil is considered to have a shelf life of between 6 to 8 years, it is one of the rare essential oils which improves with age. Sandalwood Essential Oil is another aromatherapy oil which also does this.

Cautions & Contraindications

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil can affect blood clotting and thus should be avoided by the following people:

  • People on blood-thinning medications
  • Pre and post-operative surgery
  • Haemophiliacs and those with other bleeding disorders

Avoid use after recent surgery or if you suffer from peptic ulcers.

According to Tisserand & Young there is no known risk of skin sensitisation. they also state there are no adult oral or dermal dose limits.

Wild As The Wind Organic Patchouli Essential Oil

  • INCI: Pogostemon cablin
  • Plant Family: Lamiaceae
  • Extraction Method: Steam distilled
  • Parts Used: dried leaves
  • Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenes / Sesquiterpenols
  • Perfumery Note: Base
  • Shelf Life: 6 – 8 years
  • Origin: Indonesia

Wild As The Wind carry a number of Patchouli Essential Oils. Other options include:

Sources:

A Comprehensive Review on the Phytochemical Constituents and Pharmacological Activities of Pogostemon cablin Benth.

Organic Patchouli Essential Oil Blends Well With

Organic Cedarwood Essential Oil + Organic Clary Sage Essential Oil + Organic Geranium Essential Oil + Organic Frankincense Essential Oil + Organic Lavender Essential Oil + Organic Myrrh Essential Oil + Organic Rose Otto Essential Oil + Sandalwood Essential Oil + Organic Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Wild As The Wind Organic Essential Oils

Wild As The Wind offer one of the most extensive ranges of premium quality, therapeutic grade UK organic essential oils available online.

Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Organic Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.

Wild As The Wind Organic Essential Oils are also used domestically, for home remedies as well as in green cleaning products etc.

Wild As The Wind Organic Essential Oils Are Suitable For:

  • Diffusing & nebulising
  • Diluting to make body & bath oils (1% dilution)
  • Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution)
  • Adding to your shampoos, conditioners & liquid soaps (5 drops per 100ml)
  • Diluting to make face oils (2% dilution)
  • Formulating effective household cleaners & sanitisers (average 5% dilution)

Please consult How To Use Essential Oils for more information on how to use organic aromatherapy oils, and how to blend them.

However, not all organic essential oils are suitable for all applications. For this reason, you must read the specific safety advice, including cautions and contraindications, for the specific organic essential oils you intend to use.

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Wild As The Wind Essential Oil Availability

Wild As The Wind Organic Essential Oils are available in the UK.

Wild As The Wind Customer Guarantees

Wild As The Wind organic essential oils are cruelty-free & vegan friendly. They are also some of the purest, most bio-active essential oils in the world.

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1 review for Patchouli Essential Oil [Organic]

  1. Aphra (verified owner)

    This is really an excellent quality oil, it has a freshness and clarity that I have not found with other brands. After using Wild as the Wind oils for a few months I am a complete convert, it really is worth investing a little more for such high quality.

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