Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli essential oil has a warm, woody, spicy aroma that is deep and sensuous. It is nourishing and rejuvenating and can help balance dry, mature skin
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How to use?
4-5 drops in bath, on tissue or in a vaporiser. 15 drops in 50ml carrier.
WARNING – do not apply undiluted or internally. Keep away from children and eyes. Store in a cool, dark place.
|Latin Name||Pogostemon cablin|
|Synonyms||Pogostemon patchouli, Puchaput|
|Extraction||Distillation of the dried leaves, which are often fermented first.|
|Plant characteristics||A perennial bushy herb about 1m high with large, fragrant, hairy leaves and white and purple flowers.|
|Oil characteristics||An amber liquid with a sweet powdery, rich herby, woody aroma.|
|Traditional use||Used in the East to scent linen and as a prophylactic. Can be used also to treat colds, headaches and nausea.|
|Blends well with||Sandalwood, rose otto, neroli, cypress and juniper essential oils|
|Cautions and comments||No known contra-indications. Patchouli has its greatest effect on cracked, dry, mature skin. It is also anti-wrinkle when applied with calendula carrier oil.|
|Main chemical constituents||Alcohols >45%, sesquiterpenes 50%.|