Warm, earthy bubbly Patchouli has become a representative plant for the 60’s & reggae culture as an agent for free spirit ~ mood enhancement, aphrodisiac, deodorant; people love it or hate it!
- Bug Repellent
- Mood Enhancement
- Perfumery Ingredient
Aromatic Scent: Warm, Earthy Sensuality, Beach Sun tones of the 1960’s.
Dr. Nick Notes
Patchouli is a fascinating extract produced by the Pogostemon cablin leaves which has a very distinct and pungent smell which lingers. Patchouli is closely related to the mint, lavender, and sage families. The use of the oil was very popular in the counterculture during the sixties and has been considered to be the perfume of the “Hippies” for it’s deodorant & euphoriant properties.
The plant originates from Southeast Asia and is currently cultivated around the world in tropical environments. The oil has a rich history of use and was once valued as the equivalent to gold in weight by traders in Europe! It was revered in ancient Egypt and it is believed that the pharaoh Tutankhamun was buried with 10 gallons of it in his tomb.
Patchouli is very antimicrobial and has a rich history being used to soothe and beautify the skin. Working well as a bug repellent, deodorant to offset / neutralize bad odor . Note that MANY people are sensitive to Patchouli and can be a person repellent too! While it works well as a botanical perfume for some, or as a deodorant for others, it may also dress malodor and be VERY off-putting.
Patchouli may perhaps be one of the most inexpensive golden treasures of the botanical perfumery world – it adds a sweet, earthy base note at ~ 5-10% which is NOT detectable as Patchouli. Energetically calming and uplifting to the spirit with efficacy in supporting the mood, relaxing the nervous system or easing into rest. Very interesting exploration of Patchouli is to vaporize the essential oil using our Firefly or Essential VAAAPP devices – vaporizing the Patchouli essential oil is absolutely psychoactive, similar to cannabis but less cloudiness associated with the experience. Great synergized with Black Pepper essential oil!
We offer two very special batches:
- Lovely Patchouli Dark which is a deep, rich full-spectrum Patchouli ~ of the highest caliper for Patchouli lovers!
- Patchouli Light which is the most balanced, fruity and light Patchouli we’ve ever experienced. We find that ~60-70% of people whom dislike Patchouli are often attracted to this batch!
One of the unique characteristics of Patchouli essential oil is that it’s aroma gets more complex and decadent with age!
How to Use
- Add to massage oils, creams, salves, skins and lotions to enhance overall skin quality. Anti-microbial, skin softening and astringent properties.
- Enjoy as a powerful deodorant / odor augmenting, applied to the body during travels. May intensify malodor in a funky way!
- Vaporize 1 drop in Essential VAAAPP & Firefly, taking in 1-3 inhalations for mood elevation & euphoria. Do not drive or operate motor vehicle!
- Try combining into your own botanical perfume, use small amounts to next-level your formulation
- Use in aromatherapy to enhance mood and calm an overactive nervous system. Great massaged into the bottoms of the feet before bed!
There may be some drug interaction with inhibiting blood clotting. Advised caution with anticoagulant medication, hemophilia, peptic ulcers, major surgery, or other bleeding disorders. (Tisserand and Young)
Blends Well With: Cacao Absolute, Cedar Atlas, Cinnamon Bark, Frankincense Serrata (CO2), Galbanum (CO2), Ginger, Laurel, Lemon, Lime, Muhuhu, Myrrh (CO2), Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, White Sage, Black Spruce
Country of Origin: Indonesia / Sri-Lanka
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Parts of Plant Used: Leaves
Terpenes: Patchouli Alcohol, α-Bulnesene, α-Guaiene, α-Patchoulene, γ-Patchoulene, β-Patchoulene, β-Caryophyllene, Seychellene, 1(10)-Aromadendrene, Pogostol, (–)-allo-Aromadendrene, δ-Cadinene
~ Yah Mon! Be Blessed ~
- The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual: The Complete Reference Book of Over 350 Aromatic Plant Extracts, Index of Biologically Active Phytochemicals, Clinical Index and Taxonomical Index (Volumes 1 and 2)
- Tisserand, R., Young, R., & Williamson, E. M. (2014). Essential oil safety: a guide for health care professionals (2nd ed.). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using this product. *