Patchouli Organic Pure Essential Oil (10ml) - Pogostemon Cablin
Patchouli oil is a exotic and penetrating aroma; strong, musty, earthy and smoky, this scent improves with age.
This grounding aroma is very helpful at times when you need help seeing things more clearly, it acts as an antidepressant and is very effective in anxiety states. Its stimulating properties can combat lethargy, however in high doses it can be a sedative.
Physically, it can be helpful to the digestive system as well as aiding with headaches and fevers. It has anti-inflammatory properties which can treat cracked skin, weeping sores and can relieve insect and snake bites. Patchouli is known to have regenerative effects and can be very useful in skin-care, particularly for those with skin allergies. This oil can aid with skin complaints such as acne, eczema, aging, dandruff, cracked skin and fungal infections.
Within other uses, patchouli is an effective insect repellent, and is a great addition with body lotions and bath oils to add a hint of mystery.
Origin & History
Patchouli is native to Malaysia and the Philippines and is currently cultivated in China, India, Brazil and Indonesia. It has been widely used over the years within Asian medicine as an antiseptic, antidepressant and aphrodisiac. Long prized for its strong scent, it is said that the Indians used patchouli to perfume their fabrics and to keep away moths. A similar method was adopted during Victorian times; dried patchouli leaves were placed between the folds of shawls and to this day patchouli is still used as a popular method of perfuming and protecting linen from bed bugs. It is known to be one of the best natural fixatives and is popularly used within oriental scented perfumes, as well as within skin-care, aesthetics and dermatology.
Patchouli can overpower other oils, so try not to use large doses. It can however add an exotic note to blends, for best use you could try mixing with bergamot, black pepper, clary sage, elemi, frankincense, galbanum, geranium, rose, ginger, orange, lavender, lemongrass, myrrh, neroli, pine, sandalwood and rosewood. (Note, patchouli can sometimes clog your diffuser; try mixing with orange oil to prevent this).
How to Store Your Oils: Essential oils can be quite delicate substances and factors such as strong light, heat, air and moisture can affect them. They are best kept in a cool, dark and dry place ideally in a box and in a cupboard. We wouldn't recommend transferring your essential oils into plastic bottles as the plastic can interact with the chemical makeup of your essential oils and may cause the plastic to deteriorate. Keeping them in their dark, amber bottle with the lid will prolong their life. Oils that are stored in the correct condition should last for years (citrus oils have a slightly shorter life).
Size: 10ml, presented in an amber glass bottle.
Extra Information: Not Tested on Animals, Manufactured in the UK. (For more information on Natural by Nature Oils, please see below).
Safety Precautions: It has been said it can occasionally cause loss of appetite.
Do not use undiluted on the skin. Do not take internally without medical supervision. Keep away from eyes. Keep out of the reach of children. Seek advice during pregnancy.
Please note that the information contained here is for general interest and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.
More About Natural by Nature
Natural by Nature Oils was established in 1974 and were one of the first companies to promote aromatherapy in the UK. Since then their reputation and expertise in producing high quality essential oils has grown and they are now recognised as one of the leading authorities in this field. Founder, Franzesca Watson is also an author and broadcaster and founded the International School of Aromatherapy in 1991.
They are against animal testing of any kind on all cosmetic products and their ingredients. They have never tested their products on animals, and do not use any animal derivatives or by-products. All their packaging is 100% recyclable or biodegradable where possible.
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