PATCHOULI - pogostemon cablin

Part of The Plant Used For Essential Oil - Leaves.
Method of Extraction - Steam distillation.
Scent - Base Note.
Intensely, earthy scent that some may find a little too heavy.
Usage - Bathing, diffuser, inhalation, massage, room spray.
Main Action on Mind/Body
  • Sedative
  • Antiseptic
  • Antifungal
  • Powerful wound healer
Mind - I know what you're thinking "urrgghh, patchouli oil, NEVER!!!!". But don't dismiss it so quickly. Frugality is the key to responsible patchouli use. Just a drop to a blend will add a fabulously, oh so sophisticated "amberesque" depth. Now if I have persuaded you to give it a try, read on.... It's rich, warm scent has a wonderful comforting and grounding quality. If you find that your worries and anxieties are growing at a ridiculous speed this oil will help you regain your calm and inner peace. It is also wonderfully suited to treat stress and exhaustion caused by overwork. As it is noted for its regenerative action on the skin, it is a lovely addition to any massage blend. But be aware, too much can have a sedative action.
Body - Patchouli is a gentle oil with a powerful healing action, so its wonderful for use on irritated skin. It's soothing action also works a treat on flaky, itchy scalps. It's antibacterial action also makes it a great choice for any blend to combat acne breakouts.
Blends well with - Most essential oils. Just a drop in any of your blends will add a wonderful warmth and depth to the scent.