Patchouli is an Indian name, meaning ‘Green leaf’. It is a bushy herb of the mint family, with erect stems, reaching two or three feet (about 0.75 meter) in height with small, pale pink-white flowers.
A long history in garment making, it was commonplace for silk traders of the oriental to pack the valuable silk that they were trading with dried Patchouli Leaves. This practice of using Patchouli to protect silk was started as a means of protection for the silk but later was considered an affluent scent. Later, English and French garment-makers began to scent garments with Patchouli to gain acceptance in the domestic marketplace. In more recent times, it is used in perfumes, as a natural pest repellent and is sometimes known as the scent of the Hippy generation.
Patchouli Essential Oil is one of the few essential oils that improve with age (others being Frankincense, Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Vetiver).
Calming - Anti Inflammatory
Strong – Earthy – Damp – Sweet - Rich
Great affinity to skin care and nervous system. Centering and grounding, gives a sense of relief and feelings of home.
Research has shown that due to its unique molecular composition the oil has demonstrated these activities in the laboratory: Immune supportive, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, antibacterial, antifungal, and sedative.
Psyche and Emotions
Centering, grounding, aphrodisiac, sensual, brings people together, softens emotional inflammation, and clears negativity.
- Generally regarded as safe.
- Perform a patch test before use.
- Avoid using while pregnant or nursing.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not ingest.
- If stored in a cool and dry place, shelf life is approximately 4-5 years.
- Keep container tightly closed in a cool well ventilated place.
- Keep away from oxidizing agents, heat, direct light, and open flame.
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Research and Sources
Diffussion: Use two to three drops with Shaman Diffuser.
Topical use: Blend with Shaman Carrier Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
DIY: Use it in your DIY projects for household products.