A bushy perennial herb from the mint family with small, pale pink-white flowers. Native to Southeast Asia it can grow up to 75cm in height. The word comes from Tamil and translates as green leaf. Although widely known as a perfume and incense, Patchouli leaves have also been used in food and herbal tea. It has a solid history of use for its reputed medicinal properties which include emotional balance, cell rejuvenation and a tonic for a broad range of skin conditions.
A strong fragrance that's sweet and earthy. It's a spicy musk with a mild hint of mint - reminiscent of a damp forest floor.
Blends well with: Geranium, Pine Scotch, Orange Sweet and Tea Tree.
Patchouli originated in Southeast Asia and now grows in many tropical climates. It has a long history of use in medicine, perfumery, food, rituals, cosmetics and is a traditional ingredient in love potions. Its deep, earthy, musk fragrance is said to assist in grounding and centering the mind. The oil has been used as a topical remedy for a number of skin problems such as acne, eczema, cracked and irritated skin. It is said to rejuvenate cells and assist natural healing. Patchouli has also been widely used as a hair tonic.
Please note: the traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Skin - general toning
Add 5 drops to 1 ml of Untouched Body Lotion. Apply daily. The scent may be enhanced by blending with Cypress, Geranium, Orange Sweet or Cedarwood Atlas.
Skin - weight loss or toning after pregnancy
Add 5 drops to 5 ml of Untouched Body Lotion. Apply daily. The scent may be enhanced by blending with Cypress, Geranium, Orange Sweet or Cedarwood Atlas.
Add 4-5 drops to 1 tsp of talcum powder, mix and place in your socks to help guard against fungal infection. Add 5 drops of Peppermint to further enhance the effect and scent.
Gardener's hands and cracked heels
Add 3-5 drops to half a teaspoon of Untouched Body Cream and massage into affected areas. Repeat daily. You may also add 1-2 drops directly into the crack of the heel for an immediate effect.
Mood - confidence
Add 5 drops to the bath once a week and 3 drops to the diffuser every other day. Blend with Lime for greater effect. Therapeutic baths should not exceed 15 minutes.
Not recommended for use during pregnancy or on children under 6 years. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentally ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes - flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.
Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
100% pure Pogostemon patchouli, distilled leaves, India