Pogostemon cablin, also known as Patchouli, is a shrub species from Lamiaceae(mint) family. It is mainly found in Indonesia, parts of Southeast Asia, and Carribean countries. The bushy shrub of Patchouli prefers moist tropics and can grow up to 50-150 cm in height. The rich dark green leaves of this shrub produce an essential oil that is known for its alluring earthy, musky aroma. For centuries, this smell has been relished as incense in religious rituals to calm spirit and mind, and to keep insects away from holy places.
Ecodrop’s Organic Patchouli Essential oil is prepared from dark green leaves of PogostemonCablin, as the darkest colours yield the best quality oil. The plantation, at a suitable temperature in the tropics of Indonesia, bears high oil content leaves. To reap the darkest colour leaves, they are handpicked between sunrise and sunset when the colour pigment is at its prime. These are then kept in the shade to go fermentation for a few days and then carried to the distillery for extraction of essential oil by the steam distillation process.
|Country of Origin:
|Parts of Plant used:
|Yellowish to Reddish Brown
|Earthy, Spicy & Woody
|Patchouli Alcohol, Alpha-Guaiene, Alpha-Bulnesene
|Bottled in the UK
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BENEFITS AND USES
Skincare: Patchouli oil is known to possess excellent emollient properties, which gives a vibrant, youthful look. The most remarkable quality of this moisturiser is its suitability for all skin types. From excessively dry to oily, acne-prone skin, it takes care of all kinds of skin problems.
Haircare: This oil has traditionally been used in Asia for treating hair problems like dandruff and oily scalp.
Aromatherapy: The grounding smell of Patchouli essential oil balances emotions and lifts the mood. Diffuse this aroma during meditation and yoga practices to enhance a sense of connection and for improved focus.
Natural insecticide: This antibacterial and antifungal oil kills house flies and repels mosquitoes, ants, ticks, cockroaches, and many other insect species.
Wound healer: Apply directly to wounds and cuts to prevent infections and promote faster healing.
Fever aide: The cooling effect of Patchouli oil can bring down the body temperature to some extent while helping reduce inflammation and pain.
Room freshener and insect repellent: Add 5-6 drops to your diffuser. Optionally, blend 3-4 drops with an equal amount of Cedarwood essential oil.
Skincare products: Add 2-3 drops to creams, lotions, shampoo, conditioners. Or make your own beeswax moisturiser referring to our ebook for DIY recipes.
Antiageing beauty balm: Mix 3-4 drops in a tbsp of argan oil. Massage hair, body, and face twice a week for best results.
Sleep-inducing scalp massage: Blend 2 drops of Patchouli essential oil, 2 drops of Lavender oil, and 1 drop of Clary sage oil in a tbsp of sesame oil. Massage the scalp to relieve stress and enjoy a deep, less dreamy, high-quality sleep.
UK SOIL ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Licence no: CS28221
This product is Soil Association certified* and free from any harsh chemicals, additives and preservatives that are destructive to our beautiful planet & us. It has been manufactured under the strict Soil Association standards (Genuine organic product with quality, integrity and transparency).
* “Soil Association Organic Certificate enforces the strict European laws about the production of organic food, animal welfare, protecting human health, and safeguarding the environment. No system of farming has higher levels of animal welfare than farms working to Soil Association organic standards.”
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- For external use only.
- Do not use if recovering from an illness, as it can cause loss of appetite.
- Those undergoing surgery should avoid using Patchouli oil.
- Always Dilute before use.
The information provided is general and should not be taken as medical advice. Neither Ecodrop essential oils nor associated business entities guarantee the accuracy of the information. Please consult your doctor, especially if being used during pregnancy, before using this product. You are also encouraged to test the product to ensure that it meets your needs, before using for mass production.