Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the Pogostemon cablin, an herb from the mint family that is native to tropical regions of Asia.

The scent was popularized during the 60's and 70's by the hippie movement and is often referred to as the 'Love Oil' with it's aphrodisiac properties.

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Patchouli Essential Oil Properties

  • This oil ranges in colour from light golden to a deep golden brown depending on the oils age and on how it was processed.

  • It's aroma is warm, spicy, musky and earthy. Considered a middle to base note, it acts as a fixative in scent blends. You don't need a lot of this oil as it is quite strong and can easily overpower other scents.
  • A very versitile oil, it blends nicely with citrus, floral, and spice oils as well as cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, lemongrass, myrrh, oakmoss, sandalwood, and vetiver.
  • Traditionally, the leaves were used to protect cloth from insects during shipment or storage.
  • It's other properties include anti-biotic, anti-depressant, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-septic, anti-viral, astringent, bactericidal and deodorizing properties.
  • It is said to be beneficial for acne, anxiety, athlete¬ís foot, bacterial infections, cracked and chapped skin, dandruff, depression, dermatitis, dry skin, eczema, frigidity, fungal infections, insect repellent and bites, oily hair and skin, open pores, parasites, wrinkles, and wounds.

This information is provided for reference use only and is not meant to substitute the advice of a licensed health care professional.

Patchouli Essential Oil Blends

  • 1.0 part Patchouli
  • 1.0 part Sandalwood
  • 6.0 part Sweet Orange
  • 1.0 part Patchouli
  • 1.0 part Ylang Ylang
  • 6.0 part Sweet Orange
  • 1.0 part Patchouli
  • 2.0 part Sweet Orange
  • 2.0 part Geranium
  • 4.0 part Lavender
  • 1.0 part Patchouli
  • 6.0 part Sweet Orange
  • 0.5 part Ginger
  • 0.5 part Clove

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