essential oil PATCHOULI

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Aroma:The scent of the 60's; when increased interest and traveling in India and Eastern cultures introduced Patchouli to the West. However, many people who base their perception of Patchouli on memories of the 60's have never smelled high quality oil.

Distinctly herbaceous and musky in aroma, a good Patchouli Oil has a satisfying earthy quality, that is great to"ground"a person. It is a very rich and long-lasting oil. The aroma can be rather crude when the oil is young and grows more refined with age, as it becomes a valued"vintage oil". The scent of Patchouli will linger longer than most other Essential Oils, and should be used sparingly.

Aromaland offers well aged and satisfying Patchouli.

Latin Name:Pogostemon cablin

Country of Origin:Indonesia

Cultivation Method:Conventionally Grown

Extraction Method:Steam Distilled

Extracted From:Aged leaves

Color:Translucent yellow to deep syrupy brown, depending on the age of the oil.

Perfumery Note:Base

Consistency:Liquid to syrupy.

Aromatherapy Properties:Great skin care ingredient and cell rejuvenator. Helps to find peace of mind and is a wonderful aphrodisiac. Also a good masking agent for unpleasant aromas. Due to its remarkable staying power, Patchouli is a great fixative ingredient (a fixative is a substance that binds other compounds, slowing down their evaporation and thereby making their fragrance last longer).

Suggested Use:Use a few drops in a diffuser to mask unpleasant odors, or to enhance the aroma climate of your home.

Add in low doses to skin and hair care. If your partner likes this 'scent of India', you can surround yourself with it by adding 9 drops to 1oz. of unscented body care product, or adding up to 30 drops to 1oz. of Carrier Oil to be dabbed on sparingly as a perfume.

History:Most fabrics and carpets from India carry the scent of Patchouli leaves to repel moths and other critters. In the East it is also commonly used around the house because it is said to prevent disease and to release negative emotions, putting problems in proportion.

Specific Safety Information:No known toxicity. GRAS (Generally Regarded As Safe) approved by the FDA as food flavor. Use in very small amounts only, because the aroma is strong and long-lasting.