Patchouli Essential Oil

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Description

Latin Name: Pogostemon Cablin
Part of plant used: Leaves
Extraction method: Steam Distilled
Country of origin: Indonesia
Blends nicely with: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood
Therapeutic uses: Aphrodisiac, exotic, sensual, helps prevent viral infections and heals wounds.

Patchouli is a very fragrant herb with soft oval leaves and square stems. It grows from 2 to 3 feet in height and provides an unusual odor that is nonetheless characteristic of patchouli when the leaves are rubbed. It became very popular throughout the British Empire when silks and cashmere shawls from India were packed with Patchouli to discourage insects during shipping. Before it became popular in Europe, Indian shawls and Indian ink were identified by the unique patchouli odor. Patchouli improves with age, and the aged oil is what is preferred over that which is freshly harvested. In aromatherapy and perfumery, Patchouli provides an excellent fixative that can help extend other, more expensive oils. The color of the oil is affected by the distillation machine; if the young leaves are distilled in a stainless steel vessel, the oil will be light, but if done in an iron vessel, the color will be dark.


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