Leaf, Steam distilled, India
Patchouli can be referred to as the renewal essential oil, possessing anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and astringent properties. It can have physical benefits for acne, dermatitis, eczema, wounds, sores, scars and varicose veins. It is also helpful for dandruff, athlete€™s foot and fungal infections. It can be used for insect repellent and bites. Patchouli has aphrodisiac and arousing properties and can also be used as a deodorant. Patchouli can be used in a bath, in a compress, as a spritzer and in massage.
The CO2 process yields a very unique Patchouli oil that is fresh and lively. The aroma is not as earthy as distilled Patchouli and is more like the fresh plant material. Patchouli CO2 also has an aroma similar to Patchouli Absolute and can be used as a substitute for it.
Patchouli is a sometimes misunderstood oil that has received an undeserved reputation in recent decades. Perhaps it was overused by a certain rebellious subculture, or perhaps its strong, earthy aroma is just not appreciated by some in our current culture in which cleanliness may be associated with the fragrances of cleaning products.
A truly fine Patchouli oil has a wonderful fragrance that may not be recognized by many who claim that they do not like its scent. It is best appreciated when smelled in diluted form, on a scent strip, or when combined with other essential oils, especially florals, rather than at full strength from the bottle. A good quality Patchouli oil improves with age, and we have five very fine Patchouli oils to choose from.
Aromatic Profile: Fresh, lively; lighter, greener, and less earthy than distilled Patchouli. Known as one of the finest fixatives with outstanding tenacity.
Appearance: Rich amber-colored, somewhat viscous liquid.
Use: In natural perfumery, skin and body care, insect repellant, aphrodisiac, promotes grounding/decisive qualities.
Blending Suggestions: Add drop by drop to add a full-bodied base note to your blends.
Blends Well With: Amber, Bergamot, Cassie, Cedarwood, Champaca CO2, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Cocoa Absolute, Geranium, Jasmine Grandiflorum, Labdanum, Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Oakmoss, Rose, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang. We also recommend blending the different types of Patchoulis we carry to create a unique, complex Patchouli accord.
Safety Considerations: Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
Green & Keville. Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art. 2009.
Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils. 2013. p160-161
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