Patchouli

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Pogostemon cablin

Patchouli is a plant that is native to Asia and can grow to a height of about 3 ft. and has purple or lavender flowers. It’s fragrance is heightened when exposed to full sunlight. Patchouli essential oil is used in perfumes, incense, and as an insect repellant. It has also been used as an antidote for venomous snakebites.

Practical Uses

  • Patchouli stimulates the nerves and prevents sleep.
  • It lifts the mood.
  • It is an aphrodisiac.
  • It is healing to the skin.
  • It’s an insect repellant.

Precautions

Patchouli essential oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing. However, caution should always be exercised when utilizing a new product, as individual allergies could occur.

 

Sourcing
E-Scentially Yours uses patchouli essential oil that is steam distilled. It is sourced from India. The essential oil is obtained from the peel of the herb and is organic.