Patchouli essential oil. Stimulating and insistent. Sensuous and provocative. Reaches deep into the emotions.
An oil that many love, others hate it. This is certainly not an essential oil for everyone. But, it cannot be you denied, it is unique! Was very popular during the hippie era. Maybe it was the rich, musky and exotic aroma that gave it a sensual, erotic appeal.
An unusual fact. It improves with age. It becomes thicker, and the fragrance intensifies. At the same time, the fragrance becomes smoother. So, do not throw it out after the use-by-date. Keep, and treasure it.
Patchouli is considered stimulating in small doses. and sedative in large doses…..
Patchouli Essential Oil Blending Suggestions
A good base note, and can anchor other, more fleeting essential oils. Blends well with Lavender, Bergamot, and Clary Sage. Try it with Cedarwood or Geranium.
Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
Plant part used: Dried leaves
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Colour: Light to dark brown
Perfumery Note: Base