Patchouli Essential Oil
BOTANICAL NAME: Pogostemon Cablin
PLANT PART: Leaves
EXTRACTION METHOD: Steam distilled
DESCRIPTION: A viscous, pale golden liquid.
AROMATIC SUMMARY: A base note with a medium aroma, Patchouli has an earthy aroma with light fruity notes
BLENDS WITH: Sandalwood, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Rose, Orange, Cassia, Myrrh
BENEFITS AND USES: It is relaxing, grounding and good for the soul encourages the discarding of insecurities and obsessions. Promotes a smooth, glowing complexion when applied to skin, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and skin imperfections when applied topically
FACTS OF INTEREST: 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 odor that is nonetheless characteristic of patchouli when the leaves are rubbed. It became very popular throughout the British Empire when silks and cashmere shawls from India were packed with Patchouli to discourage insects during shipping, the scent being the final proof of origin. Genuine India Ink was also scented with it. The color of the oil is affected by the distillation machine; if the young leaves are distilled in a stainless steel vessel, the oil will be light, but if done in an iron vessel, the color will be dark.
Cautions: Dilute before using. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.