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I gave you information and history about patchouli yesterday but today I’ll be more practical so you can use that bottle of patchouli you just bought. Patchouli has many therapeutic uses like: acne, antiperspirant, anxiety, athlete’s foot and other fungal infections, dermatitis, dandruff, constipation, insect bites and insect repellent, impotence, eczema, frigidity, sexual anxiety, oily skin and hair, loose skin, stress related disorders, weight loss, water retention, and wounds.

As a deodorant or antiperspirant, you can put 2 or 3 drops on a cotton ball and dab it on your underarms. Do the same thing on any other fungal infection you might have, like athlete’s foot. Use 8 to 10 drops in your bath water to alleviate anxiety, to relieve constipation, or to ease water retention. Put 2 to 3 drops of patchouli in a diffuser to repel insects, to alleviate stress related emotional disorders and also to reduce the appetite when dieting.

If you have dandruff, add 2 to 3 drops of patchouli to an unscented conditioner and apply it to your scalp, leave it on for 3 to 5 minutes and then rinse. For oily hair, add 2-3 drops to a nickel size amount of unscented shampoo.  For insect bites, put 2 to 3 drops on a cotton ball and dab the affected area. To tighten loose skin after losing weight, add 2 to 3 drops of patchouli to 1 ounce of liquid shea oil or sweet almond oil and massage your body regularly. You can also add 8 to 10 drops of this oil blend to your bath water. Use 2 to 3 drops of patchouli on a wet cotton ball to cleanse wounds or to dab on oily skin.

I used to think cold season was just in the winter but you can catch a cold at any time of the year. Some of these same essential oils are also good for seasonal allergies in case that is why you are sneezing and have a runny nose. You can use one or a combination of the following oils in several different ways to be explained tomorrow.

  1. Clove Bud essential oil (Syzygium aromaticum/Eugenia caryophyllata)
  2. Eucalyptus globulus essential oil (Eucalyptus globulus)
  3. Lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)
  4. Lemongrass ct. rhodinol essential oil (Cymbopogon citratus rhodinol)
  5. Melissa essential oil (Melissa officinalis)
  6. Peppermint essential oil (Mentha × piperita)
  7. Sandalwood essential oil (Santalum album)
  8. Sweet Orange essential oil (Citrus sinensis)
  9. Tea Tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  10. Thyme ct. linalool essential oil (Thymus vulgaris linalool)

Research has found that these oils help protect health and offer immune support during cold season. Thanks to Karen Williams and Aromahead for this information.

Natural Antioxidants

Author: Dr. Larita

My great grandmother told me to eat my carrots because they would help me have great eyesight. This may be an old wives tale but it is true that the beta carotene which gives carrots their orange color has been shown in studies to help protect the eye, particularly the cornea, and to be useful in the prevention or slowing down of cataract formation and age-related macular degeneration.

Carrot oil is also an abundant source of carotenoids or antioxidants which  are important for fighting the effects of harmful oxidants, or free radicals in the body. Free radicals can attack and destroy healthy tissue, causing many health problems, one of which is cancer. Because of the antioxidants it contains, carrot oil can reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer and it is often used in sun tan oils to prevent over exposure to UV radiation from the sun. Have fun playing in the sun this summer but use a natural antioxidant like carrot oil and stay safe.

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May 2022