PATCHOULI, DARK ESSENTIAL OIL | Pure Plant Extract
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin Benth) is a shrub native to the Philippine Islands and Indonesia. It was used in India and China to scent fine fabrics and repel moths, and the scent became a symbol of luxury in Victorian England. It was also the favoured perfume of the hippie movement in the 1960s and 70s. It is considered to be an aphrodisiac with magical powers and is associated with the element Earth and the goddess Persephone. A powerful attraction oil, it stimulates the sex glands, increasing libido and sexual response.
The oil extracted from the dried leaves is a dark, orange or brownish, viscous liquid which has an extremely rich, sweet-herbaceous, aromatic-spicy and woody-balsamic odour, with an almost wine-like, ethereal-floral top note.
It is traditionally used in perfume and as an aphrodisiac, for grounding, soothing, and balancing.
It blends well with labdanum, vetiver, sandalwood, cedarwood, oakmoss, geranium, clove, lavender, rose, bergamot, neroli, myrrh, clary sage, and pine.
This is a special reserve batch of iron-distilled dark patchouli. It is better smelling than the typical material and has higher sesquiterpene alcohol.
Characteristics: rich, intense, rounded, smooth, persistent, slightly sweet
Subsidiary notes and nuances: wet-earth, mint, cedarwood, musty, bitter chocolate, wine-like
Presented in a 5ml or 15ml black glass bottle with a euro dropper.
Diffuser safe and dilute well (a little goes a long way). Add the essential oil drop by drop to your blends until the desired scent and effect are achieved.
Essential oils, absolutes, and other pure plant extracts should not be applied to the skin without being properly diluted in a cosmetic carrier (such as jojoba oil, ethanol, Epsom salts, etc.) Always patch-test when using an essential oil or absolute for the first time, and research whether or not the extract you are using is skin-safe and in what quantity or that it is appropriate for its intended use. Do not ingest essential oils or apply them internally, and avoid contact with the eyes. Keep out of reach of children and pets, and consult a knowledgeable health practitioner before use when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Store in a cool and dry area.