Aromatherapy Favorites: Patchouli Essential Oil

Written by Misty Rae Cech

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Aromatherapy and Perfumery Uses of Patchouli Oil

Patchouli oil is considered an excellent base note and fixative in perfumery, being a component in many famous perfumes. As a fixative, it slowsrepparttar evaporation of other, more volatile oils so that their aroma may be released over a longer period of time. A little patchouli can be used in natural perfume blends, adding that special deep and earthy aroma. It mixes well with many essential oils, with almost all common oils being mentioned across a variety of sources – these include Vetiver, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Frankincense, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Jasmine, Rose, Citrus oils, Clary Sage, Lemongrass, Geranium and Ginger.

In Aromatherapy, Patchouli is considered a great balancer, relaxing yet stimulating, particularly relevant for conditions of weak immunity where overwork and anxiety have leftrepparttar 146278 individual in a susceptible state. It is said to bringrepparttar 146279 three principal forces at work withinrepparttar 146280 body –repparttar 146281 Creative atrepparttar 146282 navel,repparttar 146283 Heart center, and transcendental wisdom arepparttar 146284 crown – into harmony.

Patchouli oil may also relieverepparttar 146285 strain of those with excessive mental activity who may feel ‘out of touch’ with their body and sensuality. It has been considered a relaxing aphrodisiac, and can be helpful for those with impotence, frigidity, and sexual anxiety that are products of mental anguish. Patchouli combines this aphrodisiac effect with an antidepressant one, upliftingrepparttar 146286 mind with it’s sweet, warm, spicy scent.

As if this were not enough, Patchouli is thought to be a bringer of prosperity and abundance. Perhaps by allowing one to open to these possibilities energetically,repparttar 146287 oil is used in ceremonies and prayers by those in need of financial or other type of infusion in their lives. One may simply close their eyes, imaginerepparttar 146288 abundance they need, and inhalerepparttar 146289 oil’s aroma for a few seconds.

For a few simple blends, try:

3 parts Patchouli and 1 part Rosemary Cineol. This is a wonderfully uplifting blend combiningrepparttar 146290 deep earthiness of Patchouli withrepparttar 146291 invigorating aroma of Rosemary. This can certainly be worn as a perfume, or used in a diffuser.

Whenrepparttar 146292 going gets tedious, try brightening with 3 parts Coriander, 2 parts Patchouli and 1 part Bergamot. This may upliftrepparttar 146293 spirits and remind one ofrepparttar 146294 joy to be found in life.

Forrepparttar 146295 sensually insecure, try 1 part Geranium, 1 part Patchouli and 1 part Bergamot. A beautiful yet simple blend for getting comfortable in one’s own skin.

It may take a little education, but many who claim to have a dislike for Patchouli may truly enjoy it when finally getting to sample a properly aged or beautifully blended oil.

Misty Rae Cech is a Naturopath and Yoga teacher in Boulder, Colorado. She is a fan of Patchouli Oil as a fragrance and for it's aromatherapy applications. She is the owner of Ananda Apothecary, a source of alternative medicine products.

Designing A Calm Home ADD ADHD Atmosphere

Written by Ron Rougeaux

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1.Set up a soothing, calm physical environment. Keeprepparttar house neat. Paint rooms in soothing colors like light blue and beige. Don't put up a lot of posters and artwork, clocks, and other decorations. If you DO put up artwork, buy soothing pictures of nature and landscapes, not violent pictures with bright colors.

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