Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
Well known as an aphrodisiac, Patchouli oil supports sexual health and function, improves our sense of touch and sensuality.
Commonly used to alleviate the symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress, its deep, musky, sweet aroma nurtures us.
Patchouli oil is beneficial both for psychological and energetic issues. It helps ground those who feel ‘out of touch’ with their body and the physical world, and those who have an excess of thought or nervous activity. Also used for those disconnected from their sensuality, or if there is too much focus on the spiritual, without the balance of physicality.
The aroma promotes a calming, soothing feeling that is quite hypnotising. It is grounding, centering and sensual in nature and was employed to heal detachment and negativity about our body and environment, allowing us to enjoy the sweetness of physical life.
Opening our creative expression, Patchouli also suits those with a very mental analytical approach to life, encouraging them to open to new experiences and pleasures. Patchouli harmonises body and mind when over thinking and worry take over, sabotaging self-confidence.
Historical and Traditional Uses
Its antiseptic and antifungal properties were used to reduce acne and skin infections. Due to it’s anti-inflammatory properties it was used to alleviate sores, skin injuries, fissures, scars, inflammation, eczema, fungal and parasitic infections. It was included to cool and moisten the skin while increasing regeneration.
Used in Traditional Medicine in Asia, Japan and Indonesia to treat colds, headaches, vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea, abdominal pain and reduce fevers.
Blends well with: Lavender, Rose Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Sweet Orange, Pink Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Peppermint, Clary Sage and Frankincense.
Aroma: Deep, rich, sweet, spicy oriental aroma with a woody undertone
Status: Certified Organic
Chakra: Root/Solar plexus
Method of extraction: Steam distilled
Safety & Precautions
Patchouli oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitising.