Patchouli “Select” Essential Oil, India
10 ml 429 Thai Baht
30 ml 1,069 Thai Baht
100 ml 2,829 Thai Baht
Occasionally, we have the opportunity to obtain a truly exceptional lot of some items we will be classifying as “Select”.
India continues to impress us on some products with advancements in quality. This lot has a very high patchouli alcohol content normally around 34%, smooth aroma with a dark, rich, thick appearance. Average quality Patchouli can have between 22% - 28% Patchouli alcohol content and a somewhat sharp or bitter aroma. Therapeutically, fresh oils are normally better but aromatically Patchouli may have an even better aroma after 15 - 25 years of storage. It is a valuable oil when shelf life and long lasting holding effect is needed.
Patchouli “Select” 100% Pure Essential Oil, India
Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled
Parts used: Leaf
Perfumery Note: Base
Aromatic Description: Earthy Smooth Patchouli Aroma
Blends well with: Allspice, Bay, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood Atlas, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium, German & Roman Chamomile, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavandin Grosso, Lavender, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Manuka, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rose, Rose Geranium, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Tangerine, Valerian, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang
Initial Strength: Medium
In Perfumery patchouli is one of the most commonly used fixative essential oils. It mingles with the other oils in a blend and holds the scent for a much more lasting effect. Even though the aroma is not beautiful, more like a smoky/earthy scent, a premium quality patchouli is a common ingredient in popular perfumes and colognes by well known manufacturers. As an addition to insect repellents, the fixative effect combined with its insect repelling ability will assist your blends to last longer.
Traditionally In aroma therapy, patchouli is probably best known for its relaxation, anxiety, antidepressant & aphrodisiac qualities. But there are many more therapeutic uses including:
It is even used to make incense for meditation and for insect bites and repellent. In India in is common to use on sleep rugs to chase away insects improve relaxation and sleep.
It is said to rejuvenate skin cells for aging skin and also used on dry skin, acne, and scars.
There are many essential oils useful for fighting viral infections such as cold and flu during the daytime but most will keep will keep you awake at night. Patchouli is one of the useful essential oils for night time therapy and the aroma may even remind you of sleeping next to a campfire, or blend a small amount with a premium high altitude Lavender for a softer scent and a good night’s sleep.
Note: Most essential oils cannot be taken internally, but even when they can, essential oils are highly concentrated and require dilution, special training and caution that Aroma & More does not yet provide. You can never drink any essential oils at 100% strength or diluted in water-based liquids.
Caution: May inhibit blood clotting. Essential oils can be harmful if used improperly. Information is provided for educational purposes only. It is up to the customer to determine if the product is right for their intended purpose. Special consideration should be made before applying essential oils to pregnant women, children or the elderly. If under a doctor's care, please consult the physician before using essential oils. If applying to skin essential oils must be diluted correctly and Aroma & More recommends testing on a small area of skin to check for reaction before attempting a full body massage. Claims have not been evaluated by the FDA.