Patchouli is a perennial bushy herb with a sturdy stem, furry leaves and white flowers that have hints of purple. The leaves are put through a steam distillation process to extract the essential oil. Blending Patchouli with Ylang Ylang, Bergamot and Frankincense will fill any space with a sweet and uplifted aroma that is incredibly pleasing to the senses.
Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Leaves
Blends Well With: Ylang Ylang, and other florals; Frankincense, and other resins
Aroma: Sweet, musky, and similar to Patchouli used in incense and perfumes
Consistency: Thin - Medium
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1%
Shelf Life: 7 Years
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RELEASE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Patchouli, 5 drops of Ylang Ylang and 5 drops of Tangerine. Or add Patchouli to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.
BODY LOTION: Add to a 4 ounce bottle with lotion pump: 3 drops of Patchouli and 3 drops of Lavender (Bulgarian or French), then fill with unscented body lotion and stir to mix well. Use as desired, after bath or shower.
SUGAR SCRUB: To exfoliate the skin and smooth the feel and appearance, mix together: 6 drops of Patchouli, 2 drops of Geranium, 3 drops of Frankincense and 4 drops of Orange. Add ½ cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of Jojoba and 1/4 cup of Sweet Almond oils. Stir to mix well. Use as a last step in the shower on wet skin. Gently massage 1 tablespoon at a time over the entire body, or focus on thighs and buttocks. Rinse and blot skin dry to seal in moisture; revel in the aroma left on your skin.
BODY BUTTER: Melt one ounce each Cocoa butter and Jojoba oil over low heat. Add: 8 drops of Patchouli, 5 drops of Orange, 2 drops of Cardamom and 5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin. Blend together; as it cools it will thicken. Apply to dry skin or cracked feet. (1.7% dilution)
SHAMPOO: Add to 1 tablespoon of your shampoo: 1 drop of Patchouli and 2 drops of Rosemary. Massage well into the scalp; rinse well before using conditioner.
CLOSET SPRAY: In a 12 ounce spray bottle add: 55 drops of Patchouli, 45 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) and 40 drops of Frankincense. Fill with 4 oz grain alcohol and 8 oz distilled water. Shake well before each use. Mist as needed to relieve musty smells and discourage pests.
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