Organic Patchouli Essential Oil
This patchouli essential oil is extracted from Pogostemon patchouli and is also known as patchouly and puchaput.
Patchouli was introduced to Europe in the early 1800’s.
This highly aromatic oil was imported with silk shawls and Indian ink.
It was later used in perfumes and cosmetics.
What does patchouli essential oil smell like?
Musky, sweet spicy and slightly herbaceous.
Which part of the plant provides the oil?
Young leaves are dried and fermented to weaken the leaf cell walls to produce better yield.
Where has patchouli essential oil been sourced from?
This particular patchouli oil originates from India.
How is patchouli essential oil extracted?
Patchouli oil is extracted by steam distillation.
This involves using steam from boiling water to extract the essential oil from the plant.
The heat from the steam causes the plant’s cell walls to open allowing the essential oil to be released.
What other oils blend well with patchouli essential oil?
Patchouli oil blends well with bergamot, clary sage, frankincense,geranium, lavender, lemongrass, myrrh, neroli, rose, rosewood and sandalwood.
How can I benefit from patchouli essential oil?
If you have dry skin or other skin conditions, you can try patchouli essential oil.
Patchouli is an extremely effective essential oil to use in skin care, as it helps regenerate skin cells and helps heal scar tissue.
It works well for the treatment of acne, dermatitis, eczema, oily skin, sores, wounds, scar tissue and wrinkles.
In addition it can also used in the treatment of depression, stress and other nervous disorders.
Other uses include being an insect repellent, helping with menopausal sweating and varicose veins. Patchouli also has very good antiseptic qualities and helps with anxiety plus is known for its aphrodisiac properties.
This essential oil is said to improve with age.
Are there precautions I should know about?
The smell of patchouli oil may be a bit strong for some people and large doses can cause a loss of appetite. It can also be sedating in low dosages and stimulating in larger doses.