Patchouli – a strong scent for strong benefits
Of all the essential oils, there is perhaps none that connects back to the earth as sweetly as patchouli does. Frequently, patchouli fans have described it as “ground-scented,” like soil after a midsummer rainstorm. Its benefits connect to both the skin and the hair, helping to relieve from dryness as part of an overall hydration and moisturizing strategy. Undeniably strong, it is a favorite for people who are looking to cover up another scent, its own aroma captivating, transforming any environment into one where relaxation abounds.
Botanical name: Pogostemon cablin
Mode of extraction: Steam distillation
Extracted from: Dried, cured leaves
Cultivation method: Certified Organic
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.