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Patchouli (Healing Oil)

Today I want to write about an oil I absolutely love.

Patchouli (pogostem cablin)

Patchouli has been used over centuries.

A bush exhibiting beautiful white and purple flowers.

The leaves can be dried, oil is also extracted from the stem.

Associated with the celtic Goddess of healing Airmid.

Also a member of the mint family.

Patchouli has long been used in magical and spiritual practices.

Originating in Asia, its uses date back centuries as an important medicine used to treat diorreah, snake and insect bites.

Also used in ancient times to prevent the spread of fevers and epidemics. This oil was also believed to strengthen the immune system.

Patchouli can be used in a variety of spell work most commonly associated with love and prosperity.

Some ritual uses are to the aspects of attraction and fertility.

Patchouli oil is known to have anti inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial properties.

It is known to relieve symptoms of depression easing anxiety and stress.

Used topically can treat a range of skin conditions.

Some include dermatitis, acne and dry or cracked skin.

Patchouli oil has also been proven very effective as an insecticide, without being as damaging to the environment than man made pesticides.

Patchouli can be diffused as aromatherapy to better your overall mood by increasing dopamine and seritonine levels in the body these are “feel good hormones” also known to boost libido.

A less known fact about Pachouli oil is that it can help fade scars by generating new skin growth.

Patchouli oil must be diluted with a base oil when applying directly to skin or hair. Lots of love and brightest blessings

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