Monday, July 1, 2013

Today ..Patchouli soap skin benefits

The essential oil Patchouli is extracted from this plant through steam distillation, and can be harvested two to three times a year. Unlike other oils Patchouli oil is better with age, and blends well with other oils, which has made it very popular in the perfumery industry, as a fixative Patchouli slows down evaporation of the more volatile oils so that their aroma is released over a longer period of time.
Volcanic Ash Soap with Cocoa Butter and Patchouli
Patchouli soap

Volcanic Ash Soap with Cocoa Butter and Patchouli
by Natural Handcrafted Soap LLC

A Few Medicinal Properties of Patchouli

Anti Depressant: Patchouli is known to help treat depression, reduce stress, uplift moods and relax tension.
Anti Phlogistic or Anti- inflammatory: Counters inflammation and fevers.
Anti Septic: Protects wounds from infections, and in some Asian countries Patchouli is used for treating venomous snake bites.
Astringent: The astringency in Patchouli is believed to help stop hemorrhage by contracting the blood vessels. Astringent properties induce contractions in muscles, nerves and skin. This can also help in preventing hair loss, sagging of skin and loosening of muscles.
Cicatrisant: Patchouli oil is known to have a cicatrisant property which means it has the ability to help heal cuts and wound and speed up the fading of their scars as well. Other scars that this has been proven to be effective on are marks left from boils, acne, pox, and measles.
Cytophylactic: Helps regenerate new skin cells, keeping the skin looking young and vibrant
Deodorant: Effectively keeps body odor away with its strong aroma. Recommended to be used in dilution.
Diuretic: Increases the frequency and quantity of urine. This helps remove toxins from the body as well as lose weight, lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and increase appetite.
Fungicide: Inhibits fungal growth and infections. Patchouli is known for effectively treating athlete’s foot.

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