Patchouli Essential Oil
- Product Code: EO-P02
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: £2.45
Patchouli is an aromatic, perennial shrub with large green, furry leaves and white-pink flowers. Patchouli is native to Malaysia and India, where it is known as 'puchaput'. The essential oil is steam distilled from the dried, fermented, young leaves of the Patchouli plant.
Patchouli has long been used in perfumes and deodorants, and to protect clothes and carpets from insect damage. Historically Patchouli leaves were placed between Indian cashmere shawls en route to Victorian England, to protect the merchandise from moths. In the East, it is still used in pot pourris and in scented sachets placed between linen, to keep bedbugs away. Patchouli essential oil is often associated with the hippie era of the 1960's and early 70's, as it was widely used as a perfume to mask the unpleasant smell of Afghan coats and to disguise the aroma of marijuana.
- Species: Pogostemon cablin
- Plant family: Lamiaceae
- Origin: Indonesia
- Note: Base
- Extraction method: Steam distilled
Patchouli essential oil is excellent in skincare. It helps to regenerate healthy, new skin cells, heal wounds and reduce scarring. It is also good for rough, cracked and dehydrated skin. Patchouli helps to reduce inflammation and is beneficial for dermatitis, acne, eczema, sores, ulcers, fungal infections and scalp disorders such as dandruff. It can also be used to treat insect bites and as an insect repellent.
Patchouli oil is soothing, stabilising and slightly hypnotic. It is beneficial for treating stress, depression and anxiety. It helps balance the emotions and combats lethargy. It can help ground and centre people who are prone to day dreams and is also good for meditation for calming 'mental chatter'.
Patchouli essential oil has excellent diuretic properties and can be beneficial for reducing water retention and the appearance of cellulite. It is also reputed to be a powerful aphrodisiac.
Blends well with:
Vetivert, Sandalwood, Clove, Bergamot, Myrrh.
Patchouli based perfume
For a wonderfully uplifting perfume that will help keep you relaxed and grounded as well as smelling wonderful mix 20ml Jojoba Oil, 4 drops Patchouli essential oil, 8 Bergamot, 2 Rose and 2 Neroli. Massage into pulse points regularly.
Moisture boosting face mask
To infuse a dry, dull complexion with nourishment, smoothness and a soft gleaming glow, combine ½ mashed avocado, 1 heaped tablespoon of Ultra Fine French Green Clay, 1- 2 teaspoons corn flour, 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon honey, 4 drops Patchouli essential oil, 4 Lavender, 4 Geranium, and 2 drops Rose. Mix into a paste (use Rose Hydrolat if required to soften the consistency), apply to the face and leave on for 20 minutes. Wipe off then rinse face with cold water.
Enriching, detoxifying body scrub
Use whilst showering to remove dead skin cells, nourish the skin and stimulate the detoxification process!
Mix 2 tablespoons of pinhead oatmeal, 2 tablespoons of White Kaolin Clay, 1 teaspoon Fine Dead Sea Salt and 2 teaspoons of Organic Olive Oil. Then add 4 drops Patchouli essential oil, 2 Lemon, 4 Geranium and 2 Juniperberry. Mix into a paste (using Rose Hydrolat to loosen the consistency if needed) then apply to the skin with a gentle circular motion - paying particular attention to the thighs and buttocks. Rinse off and then alternate the hot and cold shower to help boost circulation and lymphatic drainage.