Patchouli Lotion with Borage Oil
My Patchouli Lotion contains two ingredients that make it uniquely awesome; 100% pure Patchouli Essential Oil and Borage Oil.
Patchouli has a distinct scent that makes me feel positive and safe. I continue to like this scent over years and don’t get tired of it.
The scent of Patchouli is strong, with an earthiness I find very satisfying. It also has a deep spiciness which is slightly herbaceous. Some also smell a sweetness to it but I can’t. For me, there is an element of muskiness without any powdery or synthetic elements. One thing I’ve noticed about Patchouli is that I’ve continued to enjoy it over time. Of course, I’ve noticed this with most pure essential oils, where perfume begins to bother me over time, but real essential oils do not. I “discovered” Patchouli in my 20’s and continue to welcome the scent in my life.
It turns out, Patchouli has a lot of beneficial and unique characteristics. It:
- Is one of the few essential oils that improves with age. I found this to be true. It also improves as it is exposed to air, so while the first sniff of patchouli might not be exactly what you want, it mellows after a few minutes on the skin.
- Mixes well with other scents and makes other essential oils last longer
- Serves as an excellent base for other scents.
- Used to relieve depression and stress and as a calming influence in aromatherapy (no surprise to me since it has that effect on me). Also, it is found to balance appetite and improve sexual interest!
- Comes from distilling a fairly easy-to-grow bush that is not endangered and can be grown using sustainable practices.
- Has been used traditionally as a medicine in both China and India
- Has beneficial biological properties that have been listed as: antimicrobial, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet, antithrombotic, aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antimutagenic, antiemetic, fibrinolytic, and cytotoxic.
Borage Oil is incredible for the skin. This lotion is unique because it contains an unusual amount of Omega 6 and my lotion contains an unusual amount of Borage oil. It is an expensive oil that I can purchase from an extremely reputable American company. Borage oil goes a long way to healing skin dryness.
I balance the Borage Oil’s Omega-6 level with Olive Oil since it brings a healthy amount of Omega-3. I round this out with Shea butter which is also a superb butter on its own but works with the other two to lock in the healing and Moisturizing power of the three.
Ingredients: Distilled Water with Borage Oil, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Emulsifying Wax N.F., Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Essential Oil Blend of Patchouli, Frankincense, Myrrh, Amyris, Orange and Vetiver, Sodium Lactate, a paraben-free broad spectrum preservative system consisting of .5 % blend of Propylene Glycol (approx .3%) (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, and Vit. E