Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
Plant Part: Leaves
Method of Extraction: Steam distilled
Color: Yellowish brown
Perfumery Note: Base
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Scent: Patchouli essential oil has a deep, rich, earthy, woody aroma with hidden
musk and fruity notes.
Constituents: a-guaiene, bulnesene, patchoulol
Description: Reaching between two to three feet tall, Patchouli is a bushy herb related to the mint family. It is native to tropical regions
of Asia, has vertical stems, and bears white and pale pink flowers.
History: Although Patchouli is typically associated with the hippie movement in the 1960’s,
it has been utilized for hundreds of years for it’s many therapeutic, healing, and grounding
Blends Well With: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon, Clary Sage,
Clove, Coriander, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemongrass,
Litsea Cubeba, Mandarin, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Vetiver
Safety Information: Patchouli essential oil is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. Do not take any essential oils internally without consultation from a qualified
aromatherapy practitioner before using. Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes,
CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin. If you are pregnant, epileptic, have
liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use essential oils only under
the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Use extreme caution when
using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses. It is
safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using essential oils with
children. A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an essential oil that you have
never used before.
*Note: These statements have not been approved by the FDA. We do not claim that this
will cure, treat, or prevent any diseases or ailments.
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