BOTANICAL NAME: pogostemon cablin
PARTS USED: leaves
DISTILLATION METHOD: steam
FRAGRANCE: balsamic, earthy, spicy, sweet, woodsy
BLENDS WELL WITH: allspice, armoise, balsam de peru, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, clary sage, clove, geranium, ginger, lavender, myrrh, neroli, rose, sandalwood, spikenard, vetiver
AROMATIC BENEFITS: aphrodisiac, anxiety, calming, clearing, concentration, exhaustion, relaxing, self-hypnosis, soothing, stress.
MAGICAL USES: attraction, banishes negativity, growth, love, luck, mastery, money, peace, physical energy, prosperity, sex.
PHYSICAL USES: acne, antibiotic, antidepressant, antifungal, antiinfectious, antiinflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, athlete's foot, carminative, cellulite, constipation, dandruff, deodorant, diuretic, dry skin, fixative, ganglion, jock itch, lower abdominal pain, nervine, normal skin, oily skin, seborrhea, thrush, wrinkles.
Essential Oil of Patchouli is extracted by steam distillation of leaves. The basic components of Patchouli Essential Oil are Alpha Patchoulene, Beta Patchoulene, Alpha Guaiene, Alpha Bulnesene, Caryophyllene, Norpatchoulenol, Patchouli Alcohol, Seychellene and Pogostol. The insecticidal and insect repellant properties of this oil were known from a long time ago and were particularly used in protecting clothes from insects. Then later on, its other benefits were discovered.
Antidepressant: relieves depression and feelings of anxiety.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Astringent: a substance that draws tissue together, restricting the flow of blood.
Cicatrizant: a healing agent.
Deodorant: Any agent acting to eliminate, reduce, mask, or control odor.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Febrifuge: reduces fever.
Fungicidal: having the ability to control or destroy fungus.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing.
Tonic: restorative and curative; intended to invigorate.
Other Benefits: Helps treat eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and sores. Gives relief from constipation. Can be used as a temporary antidote against insect bites.
Safety Warnings: No threats have been found for using patchouli essential oil. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.