Patchouli Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin, P. patchouli
Family: Lamiaceae [Labiatae]
Aroma: Musky, earthy, smoky
Perfume Note: Base
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Blends Well With: Labdanum, vetiver, sandalwood, cedarwood, geranium, clove, lavender, rose, neroli, bergamot, myrrh, and clary sage essential oils
Description and Uses: Soothing for all skin types, Patchouli essential oil is especially great for mature skin. It is also useful for protecting dry or blemished skin and for treating dandruff. Its musky, exotic aroma lingers and has a calming effect on the spirit.
Traditional uses include: anti-inflammatory agent, antiseptic, astringent, aphrodisiac, and perfume.
Cautions: Can prevent sleep with its nerve stimulating properties.
Recipes Using Patchouli Essential Oil:
Warming Sugar Scrub:
1 cup turbinado sugar
¼ cup fractionated coconut oil
¼ cup jojoba oil
20 drops ylang-ylang esential oil
20 drops patchouli essential oil
20 drops sandalwood oil
5 drops sweet orange oil
While bathing, smooth on the scrub, massaging the skin gently as you go. Rinse your skin well. Note: The tub may become slippery, so use caution.
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