New Zealand Candle Supplies
Patchouli Essential Oil
|Botanical Name||Pogostemon Cablin|
Description: Patchouli is a very fragrant herb with soft oval leaves and square stems.The color of the Patchouli oil is affected by the distillation machine. If distillation is done in Stainless steel then the color will be light, hence if done in Iron then the color will be darker.
Properties: Patchouli essential oil is often recognized by aromatherapists as being effective for combating nervous disorders, helping with dandruff, sores, acne, skin irritations and acne. The specific properties include use as an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, antimicrobal, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antitoxic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, nerving, prophylactic, stimulating and tonic agent. In the perfumery industry, it is interesting to note that Patchouli improves with age, and that the aged product is what is preferred over freshly harvested. In aromatherapy, Patchouli is an excellent fixative that can help extend other, more expensive oils.
Patchouli Essential Oil Blends Well With: Sandalwood essential oil, Bergamot essential oil, Cedarwood essential oil, Rose essential oil, Sweet Orange essential oil, Myrrh essential oil, and Clary Sage essential oil.
Contraindications/Cautions: May cause possible skin sensitivity with high concentrated doses, a test patch is recommended before use and avoid using Patchouli essential oil during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the baby.