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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Ylang Ylang

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Ylang Ylang – Young Living

🌼 FUN FACTS 🌼

Pronounced EE-lang EE-lang, these flowers have been used to cover the beds of newlywed couples on their wedding night. Steam distilled from flowers of trees grown in Ecuador and Madagascar, Ylang Ylang essential oil has a sweet, romantic aroma and moisturizing properties, making it a key ingredient in many luxury skin and hair products. Ylang Ylang is often classified as a heart note because it emerges just as the top notes begin to dissipate.  Its essential oil is highly sought after for its antioxidants, sesquiterpenes, and other organic compounds that make it so potent.

🌼 WHAT IT DOES 🌼

Organic Ylang Ylang Complete Oil is well known as an aphrodisiac and can be wonderful in a romantic massage blend. It eases the mind, releases nervous tension and helps the whole body relax. Ylang Ylang is also used to help retain moisture in the skin and has been attributed with promoting shiny, lustrous hair. Research has shown that aromatically, the slang slang oil fragrance helps to lift depression, influence sexual energy and enhances relationships. Calming and relaxing, it is said to help reduce anger, rage and low self esteem. Medicinal uses include helping maintain a healthy blood flow, healthy inflammatory response, regulating the heart and promoting healthy intestinal function

  • Emotional Balance
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Hormonal Balance
  • Skin

🌼 IDEAS FOR USE – TOPICAL/ AROMATIC 🌼

  • apply to vita flex points
  • wear as perfume
  • diffuse for a sensual aroma
  • mix with other oils in a DIY perfume
  • add to a massage oil for a romantic massage
  • apply at bedtime for a relaxing, sedating effect
  • add a drop or two to your favorite skin moisturizer
  • add a few drops to your favorite hair conditioner, or massage through the hair with the fingers after a shower
  • apply directly to skin on location as needed for healing and support, mix with carrier oil if necessary
  • apply over the chest for cardiovascular support
  • apply over the writs for hormonal support
  • apply to the back of neck and lower abdomen for menstrual comfort

🌼 BLENDS WITH 🌼

  • Anise
  • Bergamot
  • Cardamom
  • Chamomile
  • Cumin
  • Geranium
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Marjoram
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver

🌼 CONSTITUENTS 🌼

  • Sesquiterpenes (55%)
  • Beta- caryophyllene
  • methyl salicylate
  • linalool
  • geraniol

🌼 FOUND IN 🌼

  • Aroma Life
  • ART Renewal Serum
  • Common Sense
  • Gentle Baby
  • Gratitude
  • Gathering
  • Grounding
  • Harmony
  • Highest Potential
  • Humility
  • Inner Child
  • into The Future
  • Joy
  • Lady Sclaerol
  • Motivation
  • Peace & Calming
  • Present Time
  • Release
  • Sacred Mountain
  • SARA
  • Sensation
  • White Angelica
  • Boswelia Wrinkle Cream
  • Genesis Hand & Body Lotion
  • Dragon Time Bath Gel
  • Dragon Time Massage Oil
  • Relaxation Massage oil
  • Sensation Massage Oil

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