Patchouli Essential Oil
The oil of the pogostemon cablin is steam distilled from the dried leaves. This product originates in Indonesia. The plant is known for its antiseptic and antibacterial qualities. The oil is antibacterial and used mainly in perfumery, where its hot, heavy oriental scent improves with age. In perfumery this is a base note. It may be used in a wide range of cosmetics including soap. In soap it is often used in discrete amounts to anchor scents which may otherwise fade as it is one of the best scent fixatives available. When used for emotional benefits it is said to be antidepressant and an aphrodesiac.
Botanical Name: pogostemon cablin
Part Used: Dried Leaves
Method of extraction: Steam distilled
Country of Origin: Indonesia