Provocative Patchouli Essential Oil is distilled and crafted in the wild wonderlands of Indonesia, where the oil has been enthused for centuries of use to promote peace, sensuality, and love. In India, mattresses were stuffed with Patchouli leaves to scent the room and cocoon the sleepers. While many North Americans may be familiar with the synthetic fragrance that was so popular in the Summer of Love, our wild-crafted Indonesian oil is authentically distinctive and undeniably pleasant.
Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Part of Plant Distilled: Leaves
Country of Origin: Indonesia
Cultivation Method: Wild
Composition: 100% Pogostemon cablin
Consistency: Medium viscosity
Scent Description: Rich musk with notes of woody balsam; aroma enriches with age.
In Living Libations: Vetiver Poetic Pits
Blends well with: Sandalwood, Spikenard, Lavender, Jasmine, Ylang, Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Lime, Vanilla, Bergamot, Palo Santo, Carnation, Orange Blossom Absolute, Rose, and Vetiver.
Uses: Dilute to use in skin serums and moisturizing massage oils. Makes a great scalp tonic for shiny, bouncy hair. Conditioner for oily skin. Seriously sensual addition to perfumes and deodorants.
This luxurious, sensual oil's opulently-earthy aroma only improves with age and is a famed fragrance throughout history. Steam distilled in Indonesia, this oil contains plant compounds that are miraculously moisturizing for hair and skin. Patchouli is primarily used to scent closets and clothing, in skincare, in perfumery, and as love liniment. Many find its musky, earthy fragrance to be reassuring and sensual. A dab on the hair will give long-lasting perfuming effects, especially when combined with Jasmine or Sandalwood.
In order to harness the power of Patchouli, the leaves must be dried for at least a day before the oil can be extracted. Like its robust aroma, the emotional impact of Patchouli Essential Oil is strong and hearty. Patchouli imbibers are given a dose of sensual delight that feels like everything's going to be alright.
"Obtained by distilling the dried roots of the oriental plant (patchouli)... It is a fixative of heavy perfumes and also an aphrodisiac with magical powers."
~ Eric Maple, The Magic of Perfume