Patchouli oil is extracted from the leaves of the Pogostemon cablin plant, which is found in tropical regions of Asia. It is known for its earthy, sweet and woody aroma, and for its relaxing and stimulating properties.
Patchouli oil is popular in aromatherapy for its ability to help relieve anxiety, stress and emotional tension. Its relaxing aroma is believed to help calm the mind and body, making it useful for meditation and yoga practices.
In addition to its use in aromatherapy, Patchouli oil is also commonly used in personal care products to improve skin health. Its astringent and anti-inflammatory properties are believed to make it useful for treating skin problems such as dermatitis, acne and dry skin.
Patchouli oil is also believed to have insect repellent properties, making it useful for protection against mosquitoes and other insects.