Patchouli Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Leaves
Note Classification: Base
Aroma: Earthy, smoky, spicy, and musky
Largest Producing Countries: Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and India
Traditional Use: Used as an insect repellant for shipping fabric. The oil is also well known as an incense and base note in perfumery.
Properties: Antibacterial, antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, decongestant, deodorant, febrifuge, laxative, nervine, stimulant, stomachic, tonic
Benefits: Burns, constipation, dandruff, dry skin, indigestion, infections, insect repellant and bites, nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions, oily hair and skin, open pores, uterine tonic, wounds, wrinkles. Patchouli may be added to skin and hair care products. It is considered a fixative in perfumery.
Blends Well With: Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, coriander, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemongrass, litsea cubeba, mandarin, myrrh, neroli, oakmoss, opopanax, orange, rose, sandalwood, vetiver
Of Interest: Patchouli oil is considered to improve with age. This is why you can find many different colors and aroma profiles on the market. If you do not like the aroma of a certain distillation now, you may love it later.
Safety Data: Generally considered safe.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).