Patchouli is a perennial bushy herb with a sturdy stem, furry leaves and white flowers that have hints of purple. The leaves are put through a steam distillation process to extract the essential oil. Patchouli improves with age, and the aged oil is what is preferred over that which is freshly harvested. In aromatherapy and perfumery, Patchouli provides an excellent fixative that can help extend other, more expensive oils. The color of the oil is affected by the distillation machine; if the young leaves are distilled in an iron vessel, the color will be deep amber to brown in color, but if done in a stainless steel vessel, the oil will be slightly lighter in color.extraction: steam distillationplant part: leavesorigin: Indonesiabotanical name: pogostemon cablin
Patchouli is considered to be a base note with a medium earthy aroma in perfumery and blends well with: cardamom, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, coriander, cypress, frankincense, geranium, ginger, lavender, sandalwood, ylang-ylang, and citrus oils.
A balancing diffusing formulation using Patchouli...3 drops of Patchouli 2 drops of Pine2 drops of Ylang-YlangAromatherapy is known as blending both science and art, using naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize and promote the health of body, mind and spirit.WARNINGS: If pregnant, nursing or under doctor’s care, consult with physician. Never use essential oils undiluted on skin - always use in a carrier oil if applying to skin. Discontinue use if skin irritation occurs. Avoid use with sensitive or damaged skin. Keep out of reach of children. Do not consume. For external use only. Adults Max Dilution: 2%OK for Kids: 2+ years ; Kids Max Dilution: 1%Shelf Life: 7 Years
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