Product description: The exotic fragrance of Patchouli instantly transports you to faraway lands - India, Indonesia, and the Philippines, where the oil has been valued as a perfume for centuries.
Steam-distilled from the leaves, the aroma of Patchouli is rich, earthy, and woody with a nearly hidden fruity note. Because it is so powerful, only small amounts of the oil are required when making blends.
Patchouli adds amazing richness to any aromatherapy treatment.
Quick and easy recipes: Patchouli Oil is remarkably versatile – in perfumery and fragrancing applications, Patchouli is a base note that acts as a fixative and gives grounding to a blend.
In skin and hair-care applications, Patchouli is a wonderful staple to have on hand.
It is helpful for most skin types ranging from dry, cracked skin all the way to oily skin, helping to regulate the balance of the skin's oil production. Those with eczema, psoriasis, acne, seborrhea, and dandruff have found that Patchouli is especially helpful.
Emotionally, Patchouli Oil is calming and grounding. To soothe nervous exhaustion and deep emotional stress, take a bath with 2 drops Patchouli and 4 drops Neroli added to the running water. Spiritually, it has been used by itself or in blends as an aid to prayer and meditation. Patchouli is felt to create a balanced connection between the body, mind and spirit.
Botanical Name: Pogostemon Cablin
Plant Part: Leaves
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A middle note with a medium earthy aroma.
Blends With: Bergamot, Cassia, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Opoponax, Orange, Rose, and Sandalwood.
Cautions: DO NOT DRINK essential oils. Dilute before use; may cause skin irritation in some individuals, so a skin test is recommended prior to use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. For best results Diffuse or use topically with a carrier oil.