Our Patchouli is harvested Indonesia, Patchouli is an aromatic, perennial shrub with large green, furry leaves and white-pink flowers. Our essential oil is steam distilled from the dried, fermented, young leaves of the Patchouli plant. We need 36 kg of the dried leaves to receive 1 kg of essential oil.
Patchouli has long been used in perfumes and deodorants, and to protect clothes and carpets from insect damage. Widely is Patchouli well known in China, Japan, and Malaysia as a powerful antiseptic and insecticide it is also used for treating snake-bites, and is capable of countering the effects of poisonous insects.
Historically Patchouli leaves were placed between Indian cashmere shawls to protect the merchandise from moths. In the East, it is still used in scented sachets placed between linen, to keep bedbugs away. Patchouli essential oil is often associated with the hippie era of the 1960’s and early 70’s.
Patchouli essential oil has excellent diuretic properties and can be beneficial for reducing water retention and the appearance of cellulite. It is also reputed to be a powerful aphrodisiac.
Patchouli essential oil is excellent in skincare. It helps to regenerate healthy, new skin cells, heal wounds and reduce scarring. It is also good for rough, cracked and dehydrated skin Patchouli helps to reduce inflammation and is beneficial for dermatitis, acne, eczema, sores, ulcers, fungal infections and scalp disorders such as dandruff. It can also be used to treat insect bites and as an insect repellent.
Emotionally and energetically, patchouli essential oil can help balance overthinking and worry. It is uplifting and an exquisite oil to use during times of situational depression and anxiety. Patchouli essential oil can open the mind and heart, heightening the senses and connecting with one’s sensual inner being.
Patchouli have a strong smell; the aroma stays long so use it in low percentage.
Take a bath with a blend of patchouli and neroli to bring yourself emotional and energetical in balance.
The suggested shelf life is 10 years.
Part used for production
Patchouli alcohol, a-Bulnesene, a-Guaiene.
A rich, exotic, musky-sweet, spicy, herbaceous aroma with an earthy, root-like undertones.