Patchouli Essential Oil

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Inci:Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil

An earthy and spicy, woody fragrance that is very pungent. For many people, it is reminiscent of hippy days and joss sticks.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

A yellow to dark brown, thick oil that is steam distilled from the fermented leaves of the Pogostemon Cablin plant.
 
According to the Cosmetic Ingredient Database (CosIng), the functions of Patchouli Essential Oil are:Masking.
 
To view more information, visit the CosIng Database here.

HOW TO USE IT

Skin Care
 
An excellent ingredient for foot creams and ideal ingardeners hand creams.
 
Very good addition to all skin care essential oil blends for creams, lotions and gels.
 
An effective deodorant so add to deodorant roll ons and creams.
 
Superb to use on very dehydrated skin.
 
Hair Care
Adds a deep note to shampoos.
Other
A strong base note, so is very good to cover stronger smells.
 
Use in body wraps.
 
Excellent as an insect repellent.
 
Considered to be an aphrodisiac so would be lovely in bath melts and bath bombs.
 
Patchouli is one of the rare oils that actually improves with age. It still has to legally have a best before date, but the older the oil gets, the fragrance gets even better.
 
Suggested Blends
Works very well with Sandalwood for more mature skin or for the thicker texture of a man’s skin.
 
Use with Fragonia in foot creams and gels.
 
Blend with Lavender and Geranium in shampoos.
 
Combine with Cypress, Lavender and Citronella in a deodorant.

CAUTIONS/CONTRAINDICATIONS

None but it is very strong so start by using just a little as it can dominate a blend.