PATCHOULI 100% PURE & NATURAL ESSENTIAL OIL
BOTANICAL NAME Pogostemon cablin
Patchouli is a very fragrant herb with soft oval leaves and square stems. It grows from 2 to 3 feet in height and provides an unusual odour that is nonetheless characteristic of patchouli when the leaves are rubbed.
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), sometimes called "the scent of the sixties," has a musky, earthy, exotic aroma. In Eastern cultures, it is commonly used around the house to provide general support for health and to help release negative emotions. It is very beneficial for the skin, helping to reduce a wrinkled or chapped appearance. Patchouli is a general tonic that supports the digestive system and soothes occasional queasiness.
SCENT: Patchouli has a warm, earthy aroma with fresh fruit - like tones.
STRENGTH OF AROMA: Medium
PLANT PART: Leaves
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam Distillation
COLOUR: Deep Golden Brown
CONSISTENCY: Medium to Thick
USES: Patchouli is recognized by aroma therapists as being effective for helping with dandruff, sores, acne, skin irritations. The specific properties include use as an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, deodorant. In the perfumery industry, it is interesting to note that Patchouli improves with age, and that the aged product is what is preferred over freshly harvested. In aromatherapy, Patchouli is an excellent fixative that can help extend other, more expensive oils. Reminiscent of the “Hippies” in the 60’s.
BLENDS WELL WITH: Patchouli blends well with Sandalwood, White Musk, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Rose, Sweet Orange, Cassia, Myrth, and Clary Sage.
HISTORY: Before it became popular in Europe, Indian shawls and Indian ink were identified by the unique patchouli odour.
CAUTIONS: None known
AS WITH ALL ESSENTIAL OILS, DO NOT USE NEAR OR ON CATS, BIRDS OR REPTILES