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Patchouli eo

  • Aromatic description
    • In perfumery, patchouli possesses powerful fixative properties. This musty, earthy scent is a base note in one-third of womens fragrances and half of mens fragrances. Patchouli adds woodsy, earthy notes to any composition and blends well with lemongrass, rose, sandalwood and vetiver.
  • General
    • The patchouli bush has pointy leaves with white flowers and a powerful aroma that is musky, earthy, spicy and very lingering.
  • Aromatherapy class
    • Chypre
  • Aromatherapy class
    • The method of extraction is steam distillation from dried, fermented leaves. A resinoid that is also produced is mainly used as a fixative.
  • Attributes & characteristics
    • The word patchouli originated in Hindustan.
      The oil has been used medicinally in Malaysia, India, China and Japan for headaches, nausea, colds, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
  • Traditional uses
    • Patchouli can cool inflamed skin conditions and help heal cracked, dry skin, sores and wounds. It can also help with acne, eczema, fungal infections such as athletes foot, psoriasis and problems with dry scalp.
  • Psychological & Emotional uses
    • Both grounding and balancing, patchouli helps stimulate and strengthen the nervous system if used in moderation. It is a sedative if used excessively.
  • Effects on the skin
    • Cautions: None Known.
  • Essential Oil Information
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  • Warnings
    • Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, perfume oils, absolutes or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. If you have any question as to the medical use of any essential or perfume oil, be sure and consult your physician prior to their use. Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. Always consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils for yourself or for children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before. For very in-depth information on oil safety issues, read 'Essential Oil Safety' by Robert Tisserand, his book is available at