Patchouli has a warm, woody, spicy aroma that is deep and sensuous. It can be used to help balance dry, mature skin. It is nourishing and rejuvenating.
Available in 10ml
Latin name: Pogostemon cablin Synonyms: Pogostemon patchouli, Puchaput Plant family: Lamiaceae Extraction: Distillation of the dried leaves, which are often fermented first. Origin: Indonesia, Philippines
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.
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%.
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.