Patchouli: Pogostemon cablin (Benth.)
Why patchouli? A favorite fragrance of the hippie generation of the ’60s, the aroma of patchouli is powerful and unmistakable. The initial aroma is sweet, followed by an earthy note, which makes a rich, complex addition to room sprays, potpourri, and personal fragrances. Patchouli covers up musty smells around the house (it’s great in trash cans and laundry bins!). It has also been used as a flavoring agent and blends well with anise and clove as a breath sweetener.
Quality Assured: Our certified organic patchouli essential oil is responsibly sourced from Indonesia. The essential oil is steam distilled from dried, young leaves without stems. Every batch of oil is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth and produced without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Additionally, our expert aromatherapists here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally assess all of our oils—using touch, taste, smell, and lab analyses—to ensure that your essential oil is suitable for use and entirely free of adulterants.
Independent third-party lab reports including GC/MS and pesticide testing results are available upon request. Please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the essential oil Latin name and lot number; results include a comparative analysis with ISO and the Pharmacopeia when available.
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Wellness Support: Patchouli aromatherapy essential oil has many aromatic benefits, including a rich, earthy aroma that helps bring nature indoors and cleanse the air around the house, office, or any indoor space where you spend time. Spending a lot of time on your feet? Patchouli is a great oil for combating that not-so-pleasant aroma of sweaty feet!
Regulatory Status: Patchouli essential oil is not listed on the FDA Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list.
Oils That Blend Well With Patchouli: This essential oil is frequently included in soaps, perfumes, and cosmetics. It blends well with:
bergamot Citrus aurantium var. bergamia
Himalayan cedarwood Cedrus deodara
cinnamon Cinnamomum zeylanicum
clary sage Salvia sclarea
clove Syzygium aromaticum
geranium Pelargonium graveolens
lavender Lavandula angustifolia
myrrh Commiphora myrrha
neroli Citrus aurantium var. amara
oakmoss Evernia prunastri
rose Rosa damascena
sandalwood Santalum album
vetiver Vetiveria zizanioides
MOTHER EARTH ROOM SPRAY:
Rose Rosa damascena oil: 5 drops
Ylang ylang Cananga odorata var. genuina oil: 3 drops
Patchouli Pogostemon cablin oil: 2 drops
Bergamot Citrus aurantium var. bergamia oil: 2 drops
Alcohol: 2 teaspoons
Mix 60 drops of the above aroma concentrate with 2 ounces of distilled water or witch hazel hydrosol. Shake well. Spray upward into the air and walk underneath. If the aroma is not strong enough, add more concentrate in 5 drop increments and test again.
Are you curious about the distillation process of patchouli aromatherapy essential oil? Check out this video of ACHS President Dorene Petersen at a patchouli distillery in Java!