Patchouli oil is multipurpose oil that has several benefits

On one hand it is good for the skin and on the other hand it takes care of body odor, works as an antiseptic and astringent and is said to be anti-depressant properties too. It was traditionally used in the South-East Asian countries and has now spread to other parts of the world for its huge benefits.

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Benefits Of Patchouli Oil For Skin Care

1. Treats minor cuts and infections- Patchouli oil has antibacterial and antiseptic properties and treats all kinds of minor cuts and infections and further prevents them. You can dab it on a small area by pouring a drop or two on a cotton ball or dilute it with any carrier oil like almond oil and massage on the skin.

2. Reverses radical damage- Patchouli oil helps to keep your skin firm, healthy and youthful by reversing the damage done to your skin by free radicals. It thus reduces few signs of aging by tightening the skin and preventing wrinkles.

3. Keeps skin young by promoting blood circulation- Regular massage of patchouli oil diluted with almond oil helps to increase blood circulation in the skin. It helps in regenerating new skin cells and thus keeps the skin always young and glowing from within.

4. Guards against fungal infections- Massaging patchouli oil shields your skin from attracting fungal infections like Athlete’s Foot. It inhibits the further growth of such fungal infections in the body and also cures existing ones.