Country of Origin: Indonesia
Extraction Method: Steam distillation from the leaves
Scent Profile: Rich, earthy, woody aroma with a nearly hidden fruity note
Perfumery Note: Base
The benefits of Patchouli can be attributed to its properties as an antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, febrifuge, insecticide and tonic substance.
|Relieves depression||Soothes inflammation|
|Aphrodisiac||Speeds up healing|
|Sedative effect||Stimulates blood circulation|
Stimulates contractions in muscles: Patchouli strengthens the gums, prevents sagging skin, hair loss, and loosening of muscle tissue.
Speeds up healing: Patchouli essential oil helps the healing process of cuts and wounds, and also hastens the fading of scars left by boils, acne and chicken pox.
Stimulates blood circulation:The increase of blood circulation can help to boost energy levels, increase functionality and overall metabolism of the body.
Fights fever: The antiphologistic properties of Patchouli can help to fight inflammation caused by fevers. It can also boost the immune system, protecting the body from future infections.
– In a nebuliser
– In an oil burner
– In baths or inhalation
As a base note, Patchouli blends well with top to middle note essential oils such as Bergamot, Clary Sage, Geranium and Lavender.
Research indicates that Patchouli may inhibit blood clotting and pose as a drug interaction hazard. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage or other medical problem, use oils only under proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.