Botanical Name: Pogostemon Cablin
According to Julie Lawless, patchouli essential oil can be good for acne, athlete's foot, chapped skin, dermatitis, eczema, fatigue, frigidity, hair care, insect repellant, mature skin, oily skin, stress. [The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils (Rockport, MA: Element Books, 1995), 56-67.]
Plant Part: Leaves
Processing Method: Steam Distilled
The color of Patchouli oil is affected by the distillation machine and storage containers. If distillation is done or it is stored in Stainless steel then the color will be light, hence if done in Iron then the color will be darker.
Description / Color / Consistency: A thin, clear, amber liquid.
Aromatic Summary / Note / Strength of Aroma: A base note with a medium earthy aroma.
Blends With: Bergamot, Cassia, Cedarwood, Myrrh, Opoponax, Orange, Rose, and Sandalwood.
Product Abstract: Before it became popular in Europe, Indian shawls and Indian ink were identified by the unique patchouli aroma.
Cautions: Dilute before use; for external use only. May cause skin irritation in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided.
Storage: It is recommended that oils packaged in metal containers (for safe shipping), be transferred into dark glass containers to maintain freshness and attain maximum shelf life.
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