Patchouli

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Patchouli – Young Living

🌸 FUN FACTS 🌸

Derived from a large evergreen perennial, and related to the lavender and sage family, Patchouli has been prized for centuries for healing and beautifying the skin. The oil originated in southeast Asia and is extracted from the plant’s lightly fragrant leaves and the white, violet-marked flowers. Countless generations across the globe have used patchouli for a wide variety of needs. In ancient Rome, Romans, it was used to stimulate the appetite. In Egypt, King Tut arranged to have gallons of patchouli oil buried with him in his tomb. In Asia, people used it extensively for medicinal purposes- everything from treating skin bites to soothing headaches.

Nowadays, patchouli oil is used as a fragrance in skin and personal care products, potpourri, insect repellents, detergents and incense. Interestingly enough, patchouli is a major component of the fragrance industry, because it acts like a fine wine and it’s aroma gets better (and changes) with age!

🌸 WHAT IT DOES 🌸

Patchouli has a distinct floral and musky aroma which has somewhat of an acquired taste. However, many people who do not love its fragrance dat first, grow to love it as they experience its healing benefits, both to body and mind. Emotionally, patchouli oil is said to help relieve anxiety, stress and depression because of the impact it has on our hormones: Patchouli encourages the release of serotonin and dopamine, hormones that ease feelings of anger, anxiety and anxiousness. This is one reason why patchouli is often diffused (or incense burned) during prayer- it creates an atmosphere of tranquility.

Hormonally, patchouli also has the power to stimulate the libido and has been used as an aphrodisiac for centuries. It has also been proven effective for helping partners maintain physical ability during intimacy

Patchouli also stimulated muscle contractions (as opposed to other oils which do the reverse) so it aids skin and hair, stimulating the hair follicles and tightening the skin. It also is incredibly moisturizing and helps to encourage new cell growth, keeping the skin young and healthy. It works well on all skin types, whether dry or oils, to promote balance, so it’s a great oil for the scalp and the face.

Patchouli also is beneficial to the liver, stomach and intestines and it helps your body to process food and absorb nutrients effectively. It also acts as a stimulant to the bladder, increasing urination, helping your body to expel toxins effectively- this is beneficial to the gallbladder, liver and kidneys, which are the body’s filtration system. This oils is known as a toxins- digestor for the body.

At night, patchouli is extremely calming to the nervous system and the mind, so many people use it to promote a restful night sleep.

Another beautiful thing about patchouli is that bugs don’t tend to like it, so take your patchouli outdoors, when camping, or sitting on your porch. Many people add it to their laundry detergent or dryer balls as a natural shield against unwanted fly-bys.

  • Nervous System
  • Emotions/ Limbic System
  • Endocrine System/ Hormones
  • Libido
  • Excretory/ Urinary System
  • Skin/ Hair
  • Digestive System
  • Immune System/ Lymph
  • Respiratory System

🌸 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌸

  • Patchouli is a very versatile oil, and it can be used in many ways!
  • Use its calming, relaxing aroma during meditation or yoga practice.
  • Diffuse Patchouli in the evening after a long day at work or school to help create a peaceful and calming environment.
  • Massage it on your skin to help address tension and anxiety,
  • Apply topically on location  on your skin to soothe cuts, scrapes, burns and sores
  • Apply a few drops on your wrists or onto your sheets to keep  pests away
  • Mix a couple of drops into your shampoo or conditioner to balance a dry or oily scalp. Leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing
  • Rub into the bottoms of feet, between the toes and on the toenail beds to ensure a healthy microbial balance
  • Rib into the feet to promote healthy inflammation levels end encourage soothing comfort
  • Add a few drops to a cool compress to help the body maintain a stabilized and desirable temperature
  • Add a few drops to your nighttime face moisturizer, or apply with a splash of water directly to the face before applying night cream- fo added skin suppleness and moisturizing
  • Rub over your abdomen, stomach and intestines to support digestion
  • Apply topically directly to scars to minimize their appearance and encourage new skin growth
  • Add a few drops to the scalp after shampoo and comb through the hair (or massage into the scalp) to stimulate hair follicles and increase moisture and shine
  • Diffuse or apply to the back of the neck or bottoms of the feet at bedtime to promote restful sleep
  • Apply over bladder to encourage urination and body detox
  • Apply over liver and kidneys for support
  • Apply over the chest to encourage healthy respiration

🌸 CONSTITUENTS 🌸

Sesquiterpenes (63%) – alpha patchoulene, beta-patchoulene, beta-caryophyllene, humulene, seychellene

Alcohols

Oxides

Ketones

Monoterpenes: alpha- pinene, beta-pinene, l-limonene

🌸 BLENDS WITH/ FOUND IN 🌸

Patchouli is one of Gary Young’s favorite single oils, and it can be found in two of our most popular blends, Peace & Calming® and Magnify Your Purpose™.

because it’s so good for the skin, you will find it in Rose Ointment, Orange Blossom Facial Wash, Animal Scents Ointment

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Thyme & Thyme Vitality

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Thyme & Thyme Vitality- Young Living

⏰ FUN FACTS ⏰

For centuries, thyme has been used across nations and cultures for incense in holy temples, ancient embalming practices, and warding off nightmares. Historically, Thyme was used by the Egyptians for embalming (think preserved skin, ladies!) and the ancient Greeks used it for protection against  a myriad of diseases. The powerful constituents in Thyme oil provide a cleansing and purifying effect on the skin, but because thyme is high in thymol, it should always be diluted.

⏰ WHAT IT DOES ⏰

Thyme is known to be a general tonic for the nerves and the stomach. It has been used traditionally to aid breathing, encourage healthy digestion, soothe the abdominal region, strengthen the spine, encourage healthy urinary and vaginal environment. Aromatically, Thyme is popular for helping one overcome fatigue and exhaustion after illness- it encourages energy during times of weakness or stress. Thyme is generally prized for its effects on the Immune system, muscles and bones. But it aids many other body systems as well.

⏰ IDEAS FOR USE – INTERNAL (with Vitality™ only) ⏰

  • Ideas in sauces, cheese dips and other recipes
  • Add a few drops to a veggie capsule (with carrier oil) for immune support
  • Enhance your favorite dishes that call for dried thyme and substitute with Thyme Vitality instead

⏰TOPICAL/ AROMATIC (with non-Vitality™ only) ⏰

  • Add to your diffuser mid-day to stimulate alertness and clear out mental lethargy
  • apply a drop (diluted in coconut oil or your favorite face product) on the face to support clear, non-oily skin- it has a cleansing and purifying effect
  • Deep inhale from the palm of hands or the bottle for immune support and increased energy
  • Diffuse for emotional, immune support
  • Diffuse while studying or during times of intense focus or concentration
  • Put a few drops on a cotton ball and strategically place the cotton in areas of the home to ward off creepy-crawlies
  • Add several drops of Thyme to your homemade outdoor spray
  • Create your own DIY deodorant with Thyme oil
  • Use thyme oil to help clean surfaces in the kitchen or bath
  • Apply to Vita-Flex points or directly on desired area
  • Add a few drops to the bath for skin soothing
  • Massage over muscles and joints for support
  • Add a few drops to your shampoo for follicle stimulation, or make a thyme/ water spray to use in the shower before or after washing your hair. Spray and leave on before rinsing, or spray after conditioning and leave in.
  • massage over muscles and joints for support

⏰ FOUND IN ⏰

  • Longevity
  • Essential Beauty Serum for oily skin
  • KidScents Toothpaste
  • Rehemogen Cream
  • Longevity capsules
  • ParaFree

⏰ COMPANION OILS/ PRODUCTS ⏰

  • Bergamot
  • Citrus oils- Lemon, Orange, Tangerine, Grapefruit
  • Cedarwood
  • Melaluca Alternifolia
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary

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Citronella

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Citronella- Young Living

🍃 FUN FACTS 🍃

Citronella originated in Egypt and was also distilled in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. This oil belongs to a family of oil-rich grasses like Lemongrass and Palmarosa. The leaves have been used by cultures all over the globe for all kinds of medicinal purposes, although it is typically found in a blend with other oils.

🍃 WHAT IT DOES 🍃

The most popular use of Citronella in modern days is as an ingredient in insect-repellant, as as additive to outdoor candles or planted in gardens to keep the bugs away. It’s refreshing and uplifting aroma, while pleasant to humans, is offensive to many insects, which is why Citronella is extremely popular for outdoor summer gatherings

Supports:

  • Nervous System
  • Muscles
  • Bones
  • Skin
  • Respiratory System

🍃 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🍃

• Diffuse in your home or around open doorways to keep out unwanted “guests”

• Inhale directly (or diffuse) to ease head tension and increase energy

• Dilute and apply on location for skin support or to promote healing

• Mix with other essential oils (such as peppermint, cedar wood, lemongrass, geranium), water and pure vanilla extract for an “annoyance free” outdoor spray

• Add a few drops to underarm oils blend to help decrease excessive perspiration

•Dilute and and apply on location to so the nerves

🍃 COMPANION OILS 🍃

  • Cedarwood
  • Bergamot
  • Geranium
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Pine

🍃 FOUND IN 🍃

Purification, Animal Scents Pet Shampoo

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