Name Patchouli Essential Oil, Dark Indonesian
Category Essential Oils
Species Pogostemon cablin Benth, (P. patchouli Pellet), fam. Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Method Steam Distillation
Patchouli Essential Oil, Dark Indonesian
Patchouli Essential Oil, Dark Indonesian (Pogostemon cablin), very beneficial for the skin and helps prevent wrinkles or chapped skin.
Alpha-Guaiene + Seychellene [15-25%]
Action: Patchouli oil is soothing to digestion, a decongestant, is anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, and soothes wrinkled or chapped skin.
Traditional Uses: Patchouli is very beneficial for the skin and helps prevent wrinkles or chapped skin. Patchouli is a general tonic and stimulant and helps the digestive system. Patchouli also helps relieve itching.
Indications: Allergies, dermatitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, and tissue regeneration.
Other Uses: Patchouli oil helps the body eliminate toxic material. Patchouli oil may also curb appetite; it helps with acne; soothes insect bites; helps with cellulite, congestion, dandruff, depression, helps with weight control; relieves itching from hives; helps with skin conditions (chapped and loose skin); fluid retention; and weeping wounds.
Application: Diffuse or apply topically.
Fragrant Influence: Patchouli is sedating, calming, and relaxing, reducing anxiety. Patchouli essential oil may have some influence on sexual energy.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult physician.
Companion Oils: Bergamot oil, Clary Sage oil, Frankincense oil, Geranium oil, Ginger oil, Lavender oil, Lemongrass oil, Myrrh oil, Pine oil, Rosewood oil, and Sandalwood oil.
Aromatherapy expert Robert Tisserand listed several therapeutic properties for Patchouli. They include Antidepressant, Antiphogistic, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, Astringent, Cicatrisant, Deodorant, Sedative, and Tonic. He also listed Patchouli as useful for Anxiety, Skin Care and Wounds. This Indonesian material isn't quite as dark and is fresher newer material than the Indian Premium, however the dollar value is excellent. The Patchouli alcohol content is around 33 percent which is one of the GC markers of good Patchouli. This Patchouli is not as "grassy" as our light Indonesian material. There are cheaper Patchouli available but the PA content is lower which can indicate several things including adulteration, inferior leaves or distillation methods.