Legend: 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, diarrhoea and abdominal pain. In the 1960s, Patchouli became popular as an aphrodisiac and to hide often illegal smoke smells of the era. It is also a traditional moth repellent.
Heal your body: As a regenerator of the tissues, it helps to rejuvenate the skin when cracked and sore, therefore useful for eczema. May also be used for acne, impetigo and herpes. Since it seems to curb the appetite it is useful for overall weight reduction. It is helpful in cases of diarrhoea, has diuretic properties which are valuable to cases of water retention and cellulite.
Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
Place of Origin: India
Plant Part: Dried Leaves
Colour: Clear to light to rich yellow
Consistency: Medium – Thick
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Rich, sweet, fragrant yet delicate, woody, floral.
Common Method of Extraction: Steam Distillation
Directions: There are many ways to use essential oils, such as burning them in an oil burner, but remember never apply neat to the skin unless it has been mixed with a carrier oil such as jojoba first. For more ways to use essential oils please visit our Methods of use section.
Warnings: Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Not to be used neat on the body. Always dilute. Adults Only. Keep out of reach of children. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare practitioner. Avoid whilst pregnant, especially for the first four months.
Magnifiscense Essential Oils should not be used as a substitute for medical or psychological care. Appropriate use of the product is expressly your responsibility.