Feeling stressed? Looking for a mood-lifter? Scent might not be the first thing you think of, but aromatherapy can be a powerful tool for boosting your mood. More than just a fragrance, the essential oil of patchouli can actually enhance your mood and improve productivity. The warm, musky scent of patchouli helps reduce tension, insomnia and anxiety as it uplifts the mind. This is due to the impact that inhaling patchouli essential oil has on the hormones and various chemical reactions in the body and mind. By stimulating the release of pleasure hormones like serotonin and dopamine, feelings of anxiety, anger and sadness disappear.
Here are 5 additional benefits you might not know about patchouli:
- It is a powerful aphrodisiac
The deep, intoxicating aroma of patchouli has been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac. By stimulating the sexual hormones, testosterone and oestrogen, the scent of patchouli boosts sex drive.
- It can keep the creepy-crawlies away
Although it has a sweet scent, patchouli can be used in sprays to keep insects at a healthy distance. For an even more effective repellent, you can burn the oil in a room.
- It soothes troubled skin
With its antiseptic properties, patchouli oil has been used for centuries in Asia to treat damaged and irritated skin.
- It helps the healing process
Similarly Patchouli essential oil helps speed the healing process of cuts and wounds, and can speed up scar fading.
- It can help you sleep
Patchouli acts as a sedative to relax the body into a healthy night’s sleep.
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