Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli Essential Oil is derived from the patchouli plant (Pogostemon cablin). The plant originated in South Asia and has been cultivated there for centuries. It is now found broadly throughout the world and has many, many uses. It is part of the mint family and grows as a shrub that can reach up to a metre high and its leaves are large and fragrant with sharp, jagged edges. The stems and leaves are both covered in fine hairs (like nettle but without the sting). In order to make Patchouli Essential Oil, the leaves of the plant are dried, then infused with oil usually by a steaming method. Find out more about this awesome oil below...
What does patchouli smell like?
Now, although patchouli is part of the mint family, this herb does not have the typical cool, refreshing scent that the mint we use for cooking is known for. Instead, it has a strong, sweet scent that is reminiscent of a musky, earthy tone. Whilst it does have an earthy tone overall, you can still smell sweet, spicy hints which is why patchouli is one of the most versatile aromas used in perfumes, candles, oils and other cosmetics and household items.
Its rich aroma will filter through your house like a wave of woody, forest scents filling the air. Your imagination will be taken to a serene glade full of wildflowers, green grass, tall trees and fresh soil. It's a insanely calming experience and one I recommend to anyone needing a new Essential Oil to diffuse throughout their home.
Patchouli Essential Oil uses and benefits
Patchouli Essential Oil has a large array of uses across a wide range of conditions. From reducing cellulite and soothing skin dryness to clearing headaches and de-stressing even the most burdened minds, this truly is a wonder herb that has helped millions of people throughout the centuries it has been used.
It's also a great oil to help fight against congestion and assist in recovery from colds and flu.
To use our 100% Pure Patchouli Essential Oil simply add 2-3 drops to a diffuser or humidifier and allow the the earthy, musky, slightly woody scent to find its way throughout your entire home and work itself into your body.
You can also mix it with our other Essential Oils in order to create a blend that suits your lifestyle.
Our Meditation Essential Oil Blend combines the natural power of Patchouli, Orange, Bergamot, Lavender and Ylang Ylang Essential Oils to help you tap into a state of meditative mindfulness. Fractionated Coconut Oil is also added as a carrier oil to reduce the potency of the pure oils.
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