INDIA. Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) Essential Oil, Steam Distilled
Considered a base note for blending purposes, Patchouli oil is derived from the leaves of an Asian tropical plant in the Lamiaceae (Mint) family.
Long used in perfumes and incense, its scent is described as strong and heavy. Traditional uses of Patchouli EO include uplifting mood and relieving depression, soothing inflammation, improving blood circulation, beautifying the skin and hair, and enhancing libido.
Like several other essential oils, it has demonstrated efficacy as an insect repellent. Studies also show its sedative effects, antifungal action, and antimicrobial activity against acne bacteria. Patchouli alcohol, one if its components, has documented neuroprotective, anti-influenza, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties.
This oil comes in a round amber glass bottle with a dropper reducer orifice for drop-by-drop administration.
As with any essential oil, please dilute prior to direct use on the skin. Do not use internally unless under the care of a licensed health care practitioner or experienced aromatherapist.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.