Synonyms: Pogostemon patchouly
Cultivation: USDA and EcoCert Organic Cultivation in Indonesia
Composition: 100% Patchouli essential oil, certified organic by USDA and EcoCert
Extraction: Water-steam distillation
Active Constituents: Sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpene alcohols: patchoulol, bulnesene, pogostone
Viscosity: Medium to thick
Color: Orange brown
About: Patchouli essential oil has a rich, earthy scent that is popular in the perfume industry as a base note. The herb, a perennial with fragrant leaves and pink tubular flowers, has been used historically to scent linens and repel moths in Southern Asia. In the USA, Patchouli and Sandalwood became the fragrance of the hippie cultural revolution in the 1960’s. Patchouli is now one of the most well known aromas used in body care.
Common Uses: Patchouli is used in therapeutic blends for relaxation, maintaining a balanced mood, worry, nervousness, occasional fatigue and romance. It can be found in lotions, soaps, perfumes, colognes, deodorants, room spray, diffusers, bath salts, linen spray, salt scrubs and bug-repellants.
Blending Recommendations: Patchouli is the most versatile woody base note in blending. It has a velvety smooth, earthy scent that blends well with any essential oil. Patchouli is thick and binds scents to skin and clothes for a long-lasting aroma.
Bay Laurel, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Coriander, Balsam Fir, Frankincense, Geranium Rose, Jasmine Absolute, Jasmine Perfume, Lavender, Neroli, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Rose Absolute, Rose Otto, Sandalwood, Tulsi, Vanilla Perfume, Vetiver, Ylang Ylang.
Safety Information: Maximum adult dilution: None
Patchoulol (Patchouli alcohol) 30.84%
norpatchoulenol nw=206 0.62%
Patchouli essential oil contains 114 compounds.
Shelf Life: Patchouli essential oil changes and thickens with age, but does not expire. Perfumers often seek out vintage Patchouli oil for its deep aroma.
Storage: Store with the cap firmly closed, standing upright, out of direct heat and sunlight.
Notes: Non-GMO, No pesticides, No insecticides, No additives, Gluten free, Vegan, Cruelty free, No carrier oil added.