Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli can be described foremost as highly intense and sweet in its aroma, along with its spicy, earthy, slightly smoky, musky combination. The intensity can be buffered with blending, as Patchouli can modify and enhance some other essential oils. It has a thick consistency, and like vetiver and sandalwood, it does improve with age.
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Aromatic Description: Rich, earthy, woody aroma with a nearly hidden fruity note.
Botanical/INCI Name: Pogostemon cablin
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Extraction Process: Steam distilled
Blending Suggestions: Surprisingly, for such an intense scent, it can be blended well with quite a number of other oils. For example, cedarwood, clary sage, orange, rose, lemongrass, black pepper and cinnamon. It even blends well with other heavy scents like sandalwood, myrrh, jasmine and vetiver.
Patchouli Oil is know to aide in: Acne, athlete’s foot, chapped skin, dermatitis, eczema, fatigue, frigidity, hair care, insect repellants, mature skin, oily skin, stress. The health benefits of Patchouli Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicide, insecticide, sedative and tonic substance.
Avoid using while pregnant, women should consult their physician before using any essential oil.
Pure Essential Supply is not FDA regulated. All of our products are recommended for external use only. Pure Essential Supply does not sell items for use in food. Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye’s membranes. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.