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Organic essential oil 10 ml - Patchouli

Organic essential oil 10 ml - Patchouli

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Latin Name : Pogostemon Cablin

Part of Plant Used : Dried Leaves
Source : India
Extraction Method : Steam Distillation

Patchouli Organic Essential Oil is extracted from the Pogostemon cablin plant of the mint family and has a rich musky-sweet, spicy smell. The plant is native to Malaysia and India, where it is known as 'puchaput'. The word patchouli is derived from Tamil 'pachchaiilai' meaning, simply, 'green leaf.' Patchouli oil is extracted from the young leaves, which are dried and fermented before steam distillation. This oil improves its fragrance and power with age.

- It is much valued in skin care, especially in scar healing.

- In eastern countries, patchouli oil is used in potpourris and sachets between linen and clothes for the fragrance as well as to keep bedbugs and insects away

- The oil is said to have a balancing effect on the emotions and create an amorous atmosphere

- When used in a diffuser, it eases anxiety and depression

- Used in bath water, it is believed to help skin and scalp complaints, fungal infections, fluid retention, break down cellulite and ease constipation

It seems that patchouli was placed between Indian cashmere shawls before being sent to Victorian England, to protect the merchandise from moths. Without this signature smell of dried patchouli leaves, the shawls could not be sold in England. In Europe and America, patchouli oil and incense was immensely popular in the 1960s and 70s among the hippies, since the smell of patchouli covered body odour and the smell of burnt cannabis. Patchouli was used as a hair conditioner for dreadlocks. In many Asian countries, patchouli is also used as an antidote to snakebite.

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Essential Warnings before using Essential Oils :
- Always consult a qualified healthcare professional before using essential oils, especially during pregnancy, for children, or if of you do have pre-existing medical conditions.
- Always dilute essential oils with water before any use in our diffusers : 3/4 drops are enough.
- Always perform a patch test before applying essential oils to a larger area of skin to check for allergic reactions or sensitivities. When applied to the skin, we strongly recommend to dilute essential oils with organic bodycare oils (Jojoba, Sweet Almond..).
- Avoid Ingestion: We strongly recommend to never ingest essential oils without proper guidance from a certified aromatherapist or healthcare professional.
- Keep Away from Eyes and Children. Supervise children and pets around the diffuser to prevent accidental contact. Make sure your pet can escape the smell and retreat to an area with fresh air if needed.