Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
Parts Used: dried, cured leaves
Scent Characteristics: earthy, smoky, spicy and musky
History: Long used for perfume, often to mask unpleasant aromas, Patchouli has been a common staple oil in the East. In fact, many people would refuse to buy clothing that was not scented with Patchouli. It was used to repel fleas and lice in bedding and clothing. In Asia it was often used to heal snakebites, as well as dealing with intestinal upsets and headaches. It was used to scent ink in India. In the Philippines and in South America, women would drink a Patchouli leaf tea to get rid of menstrual cramps. It is an excellent base note in perfumes and is used in 1 in 3 perfumes on the market today.
Benefits: regulates cellular tissue, tissue regeneration, dry skin, hair care, acne, athletes foots, cures apathy, eases confusion and indecision, endocrine glands, nerve stimulant, peace of mind, seductive, rejuvenating, nerve sedative, depression, pituitary gland, sharpens the wits,insect repellent
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedar Atlas, Chamomile-German, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Coriander Seed, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Cistus / Labdanum, Lavender, Lemongrass, May Chang (Litsea cubeba), Mandarin, Myrrh, Neroli (Orange Blossom), Oakmoss Absolute, Myrrh, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, and Vetivert.
Advisory: Non-toxic, non-irritant, and non-sensitizing.
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