9. It eliminates dandruff
Dandruff symptoms are not always easy to spot, according to the Mayo Clinic. White, oily looking flakes of dead skin sit in your hair and fall on your shoulders. Your scalp may also feel itchy and scaly. Malassezia, a yeast-like infection, lives on the scalps of most adults. For some people, it may irritate the scalp and cause more skin cells to grow. Patchouli is an effective antifungal. So just like it helps fungus on the feet, it can also help kill fungus on your scalp. Add two drops of patchouli essential oil into your shampoo or conditioner to treat dandruff and oily hair. Simply leave it on for two minutes before rinsing.
Just a little dab’ll do
Patchouli scent is long lasting. That means, use it sparingly! Although sweet and earthy scented, it may be too strong and unpleasant for some people. Personally, I love the exotic scent of patchouli. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s definitely worth a sniff.