Properties & Uses:
Aphrodisiac *Bath and Body *Deodorant *Valentines Day *
Patchouli essential oil is steam distilled from the dried leaves of the plant and its color varies from amber to reddish brown. Patchouli can be described foremost as highly intense and sweet in its aroma, along with its spicy, earthy, slightly smoky, musky combination. The intensity can be buffered with blending, as Patchouli can modify and enhance some other essential oils. It has a thick consistency, and like vetiver and sandalwood, it does improve with age. The appeal of the Patchouli scent does not have much of a middle ground. It is usually either adored or abhorred.
Patchouli essential oil is used to help dry, itching skin and is beneficial in relieving depression and controlling appetite. It has antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties and is known as an aphrodisiac.
Surprisingly, for such an intense scent, it can be blended well with quite a number of other oils. For example, cedarwood, clary sage, coriander, chamomile, orange, rose, lemongrass, black pepper, and cinnamon. It even blends well with other heavy scents like sandalwood, myrrh, jasmine, and vetiver. When mixed with lavender and witch hazel, it makes a really good foot spray that is long lasting.
Side Effects: of Patchouli