10 Fun Facts About Patchouli
You've likely heard of Patchouli before. Often associated with peace signs and flower children, Patchouli has a very unique, recognizable aroma.
Distilled from patchouli leaves, 100% pure patchouli essential oil (Pogostemon Cablin) features a warm, earthy aroma. Patchouli essential oil benefits both dry and oily skin and offers a grounding aroma for meditation. In addition, medical research with patchouli essential oil has shown anti-aging properties.
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Ten Interesting Facts About Patchouli
1. Centuries ago, European traders would exchange a pound of gold for a pound of patchouli.
2. Did you know that King Tut had 10 gallons of patchouli oil buried with him in his tomb?
3. Patchouli continues to be used as a remedy all over the world for dandruff, dry & peeling skin & dermatitis.
4. Patchouli acts as a natural insect repellent, according to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
5. For body odor, patchouli is said to be an effective deodorant.
6. Woodsy and musky, yet slightly sweet, patchouli is often associated with incense and the "flower children" of the 1960s and 70s.
7. Patchouli helps to promote sleep, according to a study published in the Journal of Natural Medicines.
8. Patchouli is considered an aphrodisiac.
9. This oil is used in aromatherapy to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety & stress.
10. Another benefit: patchouli is soothing and has anti-inflammatory properties, according to a study published in Microbios.
Patchouli: it's often a polarizing oil. People tend to either love it or hate it. Many find that it grows on them with time. I personally find it relaxing -- and it brings back memories of my aunts.
What are your thoughts on this fragrance?
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With the changing seasons comes a need to adjust your skin care routine a bit.
Winter is the ideal time to repair and renew your skin. The long, hot summer temperatures -- and extra sun exposure that you experienced -- likely did a bit of damage to your skin, so now is your opportunity to do a bit of repair and prep your complexion for the winter months ahead.Here at Seed, we are sharing our expert tips for soft, healthy looking skin all winter long.
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Itchiness and a tight feeling are common skin issues related to dry air, but there are some skin care tips you can use to help tackle the problem.
- Be gentle on your skin. When you dry off after bathing, be sure to pat your skin dry. Don’t rub.
- Always follow your shower or bath with a rich cream layered over body oil.
- Look for cream formulations instead of lotions and fluids for facial hydration.
- Avoid ingredients such as alcohol and sulfates, which will cause more dryness.