Utama Spice Patchouli Essential Oil
Utama Spice is a 100% natural skin care company based in Ubud, Bali. They focus on applying traditional herbal knowledge to create products that not only enhance your skin’s natural beauty but also inspire you with the raw power of nature. They do this by using only 100% pure natural ingredients.
They started in 1989 as they saw a need to retain Bali’s amazing herbal knowledge and traditions. They started making natural facial care and natural skin care remedies by hand for their loved ones first, and then, continued their passion today in the hope of sharing their discoveries with you and your loved ones.
Utama Spice adheres to the Balinese cultural concept of Tri Hita Karana, which commits us to respecting and working harmoniously with humanity, nature and the divine. As a business they understand the importance of the individual to maintain the health of the global village, so they strive to lower their impact on the environment.
They also take pride of giving their products the time and care needed to create well-made hand crafted natural beauty products. The end result is a product so fresh and natural you might want to eat it!
For centuries, essential oils have been used through out the world to heal both the mind and body. Highly concentrated, Utama Spice essential oils can be diluted in carrier oils such as virgin coconut and jojoba oil to create unique aromatherapies and message blends.
Powerful, enticing, and intoxicating with a slight hint of musk, patchouli essential oil has had quite a colorful history. In fact, even today, it is still commonly associated with hippies and it is even nicknamed “the scent of the sixties”.
However, patchouli oil was extremely popular even before the 1960s. It is believed that the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, better known as “King Tut”, was buried with 10 gallons of the essential oil in his tomb. The oil was also so very popular and prized that European traders used to exchange a pound of patchouli essential oil for one pound of gold.
The patchouli plant is native to regions in Asia where it has been used for centuries in perfumes, incense, and alternative medicine. Its effect on acne, eczema, and severely dry skin has made it one of the best home remedies for skin care. Patchouli has cell-rejuvenating properties that can assist with anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory properties help in healing.
Patchouli essential oil can relieve depression and general feelings of anxiety.
HOW TO USE
Essential oils have the natural ability to heal, soothe, and stimulate. With antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial properties, essential oils have a wide variety of uses.
Sniff essential oils right from the bottle for an instant pick-me-up, to relive anxiety, or to induce relaxation. Add to carrier oil, such as jojoba, and use in a soothing massage. Place a few drops in diffuser to eliminate household odors. Add to cleaning products for more antibacterial and antimicrobial power. During cold and flu season, diffuse daily to stimulate immunity. Mix with carrier oil and apply to the skin to heal wounds. Add a drop or two to your face serum and apply daily to and protect skin against the signs of aging.
Before applying to skin, do a patch test.
How to patch test – Wash, clean, and dry the area on your upper arm near the crook of your elbow. Apply small amount of essential oil and cover with a bandage. Leave the bandage on for 24 hours, then remove and check for irritation. If skin looks clear and there is no reaction after the allotted test time, the oil is presumably safe to use. If you feel irritation at any time during the test, remove bandage and wash area with soap and water.
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