P A T C H O U L I E S S E N T I A L O I L
Oil Origin : Shrub
Extraction : Steam distillation
Aroma : Earthy, warm
Odor strength: Medium
Evaporation : Middle note
A B O U T
Patchouli essential oil is celebrated worldwide for its signature rich, sweet and spicy fragrance and is often included as a main ingredient in cosmetics, skincare and perfumes. It smells like a blend made by the Gods, but it is from just one plant. The essential oil is created by aging and then fermenting the leaves of the Pogostemon cablin shrub. They are then distilled to release the essential oil. As this oil matures, it turns from translucent yellow to a deep amber brown, and the thinner liquid becomes thicker and more viscous. That is the point when the magical, spiritual, uplifting aroma of Patchouli develops to its fullest - round, mellow and deep.
Patchouli is revered in Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Greek traditional medicines for its potent medicinal qualities. It is used as an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, fungicide, insecticide, cell regenerator, antidepressant, deodorant, diuretic, sedative, tonic, antiphlogistic, aphrodisiac, astringent, and decongestant. When added to formulations or diluted with carrier oils, it also helps to treat skin-related issues such as sagging skin, enlarged pores, varicose veins and wrinkles. Patchouli essential oil stimulates skin cells to regenerate, and also reduces inflammation from many skin conditions such as acne, eczema, dermatitis, sores, scar tissue, skin infections, insect bites and dry, itchy skin. Patchouli is also wonderful for hair, and can be added to hair formulations to condition and stimulate growth.
B L E N D S W E L L W I T H
U S E S
Caution: Do not put Patchouli essential oil directly on your skin full-strength. It must be diluted in a carrier (either oil or soap) first.
Carrier oil suggestions: Almond, Hemp, MCT, Jojoba, Apricot, Sunflower and Olive Oils.
Topically: Use 5 - 10 drops of Patchouli essential oil per tablespoon of carrier oil. Mix well to blend the molecules, then apply to the skin or add to the bath.
Diffuse: Use 5 - 10 drops of Patchouli essential oil full-strength in your diffuser.
Soap and Shampoo: Add a few drops of Patchouli essential oil to your shampoo or liquid soap for a luxurious and beneficial experience.
Deodorizing Spray: Add 5 - 10 drops of Patchouli essential oil to a spray bottle filled halfway with water. Use to freshen and deodorize. Shake well before using. Can be used in a small spray bottle for use in bathrooms and other smaller spaces.
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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.
Safety precautions : All products are for external use only. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
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