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Because the oil makes a great base note, it is used in more than one out of three perfume blends...

Pogostemon cablin

Note: Base - 100

Parts Used: dried leaves from bush about 1 metre high

Source: steam distillation of the dried leaves of the bushy plant native to tropical Asia. Most of the oil is produced in India, China, Malaysia and South America

Description and Odor Effect: an amber, slightly viscous liquid with a rich, earthy, woodsy scent, becoming sweeter as it ages. Its odor effect is warming, stimulating and a reputed aphrodisiac.

Nature: uplifting, soothing, balancing

Blends well with: bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, clove, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, neroli, rose, ylang ylang. If used in small amounts, patchouli blends well with most oils and is one of the best perfume fixatives.

Physical Uses: Patchouli is an effective oil in the treatment of athletes foot and yeast infections. The cell regenerating action of patchouli is excellent for dry/mature skin, abscesses, acne and in hair care. It is anti-inflammatory, aids in relieving fluid retention, and useful both as an insect repellent, and in the treatment of stings.

Mental and Emotional Uses: The odor of patchouli is very uplifting, alluring and seductive; the anti-depressive qualities alleviate anxiety, nervous exhaustion and stress-related disorders.

Caution: Do not overuse

The oil ideally needs to be at least two or three years old for perfumery purposes. Only small amounts are needed as it has an intense earthly aroma.

Therapeutic Properties: alterative, analgesic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antiemetic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antistress, antitoxic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent (strong), calmative, carminative, cicatrizant (strong), cytophylactic, decongestant, deodorant, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, fixative, insect repellent, insecticide, laxative, memory stimulant, nervine, parasiticide, regenerator (skin tissue), sedative (large amounts), stimulant (small amounts) (nerves), stomachic, tonic

Applications: massage, mouthwash, bath oil, body oil, face oil, compress, deodorizer, vaporize, room fragrance

Keyword: Pervasive

Patchouli Magic: inhale to encourage clairvoyance or to attract money. Used to enhance sexuality and release inhibitions.

Patchouli Harmony

Add these essential oils to 20 ml / 4 teaspoons carrier oil

To increase sexual energy and encourage emotional confidence:

  • 2 drops Patchouli
  • 2 drops Rose Absolute
  • 6 drops Sweet Orange is free to access and use.
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