Botanical Name: Pogostemon Cablin
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Patchouli is a very fragrant herb with soft oval leaves and
square stems. It grows from 2 to 3 feet in height and provides an
unusual odor that is nonetheless characteristic of patchouli when the
leaves are rubbed. The color of the patchouli oil is affected by the
distillation machine. If distillation is done in a stainless steel
vessel the color of the oil will be light, but if done in an iron vessel
the color will be darker.
Color: Pale golden yellow viscous liquid.
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Sandalwood, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Rose, Orange,Cassia,
Myrrh and Opoponax
Aromatic Scent: Patchouli has a warm, earthy aroma with fresh fruit -
History: For centuries, patchouli oil has been used in the East to scent
clothes and linen. In China, Japan and Malaysia the oil was used to
treat colds, headaches, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. In the
1960s, patchouli became popular as an aphrodisiac.
Cautions: None Known.
Country if origin: Indonesia
Packed in USA