Patchouli – Pogostemon cablin
Dried, fermented leaves
Rich, earthy, woody aroma with a sweet, persistent fragrance
Blends Well With
Bergamot, Clary sage, Clove, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Myrrh, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver
Used as an insect repellant for shipping fabric. The oil is also well known as an incense and base note in perfumery, where it can act as a natural fixative. Favoured during the 1960’s as a disguise for the scent of Marijuana, Patchouli became the fragrance of a generation.
Anti-cellulite. Anti-fungal. Antiseptic. Insecticide (can be applied to insect bites). Can be used to help combat dandruff (add a few drops to hair conditioner). A good skin tonic and astringent, when diluted. A useful deodorant.
When applied to scaly skin in a suitable carrier oil it can help the regeneration of new cells.
Diluted to 2% or less in a carrier oil or diluted in the bath, patchouli oil can be used to fight depression, skin and scalp complaints, fungal infections, fluid retention, help to break down cellulite and assist with constipation, overweight and dermatitis.
In a lotion or cream, patchouli oil can be used for general skin care, as it has superb tissue regenerating properties, to help rejuvenate the skin and stimulate the formation of new skin cells, while fighting infections. It also speeds up healing, protects wounds and ulcers from developing infections and becoming septic while preventing the wound forming ugly scars and is effective for acne, eczema, weeping sores, ulcers, slow healing wounds, scalp disorders, as well as other fungal infections, such as athlete’s foot.
In a diffuser, helps prevent the spread of disease as a prophylactic and is helpful in treating colds, headaches, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting.
Stimulating and emotionally balancing. Patchouli is associated with sexuality, strength, power and passion and the energy of the earth. Helps to ground you and bring your consciousness back to the physical level.
Helpful for sufferers from depression. It helps to overcome feelings of sadness or loss and brings new hope. It uplifts the mood, drives away disappointment, and relaxes tension.
By stimulating the release of pleasure hormones like serotonin and dopamine, feelings of anxiety, anger, and sadness can disappear.
GRAS (Generally Regarded as Safe), however the strong odour of Patchouli oil can be overwhelming to some people. If you begin coughing or become dizzy or sick when exposed to the oil, move to a well-ventilated area away from the odour. The long-term effects of inhalation are unknown.
Patchouli alcohol, α-Bulnesene, α-Guaiene, Seychellene, ß-Patchoulene, α-Patchoulene, y-Patchoulene, (-)-allo-Aromadendrene, 1(10)-Aromadendrene, Pogostone, ß-Caryophyllene, Pogostol, ß–Elemene
- Essential oils can be powerful so to avoid all risks do not use during pregnancy.
- Keep away from clothing or articles which may be affected by oil-based products.
- Use sparingly and no more than 4 times per day.
- Gluten, peanut and dairy free.
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- If you are using existing medication, please consult your doctor before using any complementary products and check for pharmaceutical interactions by accessing this page https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions.html
- The information provided in these areas are for educational purposes only. Do not consider this information to be accurate or complete.
- We do not offer this information to diagnose or cure any disease or ailment, and it does not constitute medical advice of any kind.