There are many uses for patchouli, perhaps the most well-known use is in perfumes and as scented oils. One of the earliest known uses for patchouli was as a protection from bed bugs and moths.
- Patchouli is used for its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory qualities in the treatment of minor skin conditions, such as acne and is known to soothe dry or cracked skin when used as a foot bath.
- Its reputation as a skin regenerator and a healing agent is well known and it may help prevent scarring from wounds.
- It is also anti-fungal, has a deodorising function and can also be used to treat insect bites.
- You can dry the leaves yourself, then use them in a potpourri of simmer a few leaves in a saucepan and scent the air in your home.