Botanical Name: Pogostemon Cablin
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: 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. The color of the patchouli oil is affected by the distillation machine. If distillation is done in a stainless steel vessel the color of the oil will be light, but if done in an iron vessel the color will be darker.
Color: Golden orange to dark reddish brown viscous liquid.
Common Uses: Patchouli is recognized by aromatherapists as being effective for combating nervous disorders, helping with dandruff, sores, skin irritations and acne. The specific properties include use as an aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, nerving, prophylactic, stimulating and tonic agent. In the perfumery industry, it is interesting to note that Patchouli improves with age, and that the aged product is what is preferred over freshly harvested. In aromatherapy, Patchouli is an excellent fixative that can help extend other, more expensive oils.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with:, , , , , , and
Aromatic Scent: Patchouli has a warm, earthy aroma with fresh fruit - like tones.
History: Before it became popular in Europe, Indian shawls and Indian ink were identified by the unique patchouli odor.
Cautions: None Known.
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My go to for nausea coupled with turmeric. Like to add it to the cream/ lotion base to scent it. Hubby likes the scent also in the cream.
I use this oil in addition to the turmeric to handle chronic nausea issues. Works like a charm!
Patchouli was one of the very first essential oils I tried. It works extremely well for nausea and I even use it just for an everyday fragrance because it smells really good. I also struggled with issues of bad dandruff, so I begin to start adding some in my shampoo and it has resolved it. One of my first to try and will most likely be one of my favorites.