Botanical Name: Pogostemom cablin
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: leaves
Strength of Aroma:
earthy, spicy aroma
- The strong sweet, spicy and musky aroma of this essential oil eliminates or covers up body odor (which may be a good thing). Even though the aroma of Patchouli Oil might be very strong to some people s olfactory senses, it remains a popular oil to use as a body oil and deodorant. Some find the smell wonderful, while others are less enthused by its distinctive aroma.
- Despite smelling sweet, it is very effective at keeping insects away. (It one of the ingredients used in the insect repellent made here at the Monastery.) It is frequently used in sprays, body lotions, fumigants, vaporizers, and incense sticks or it can be mixed with water to wash clothes and bed linen to drive away mosquitoes, ants, beg bugs, lice, fleas, flies and moths. Only a few drops are required to keep insects away. Burn in an oil diffuser and have the effects last even longer.
- It can also stop breakouts due to allergies.
- As an antidepressant and a sedative, patchouli essential oil is good for relaxing the body into a healthy, restful night of sleep.
- Use Patchouli Essential Massage Oil to soar past negative thoughts and feeling, cleanse the aura, be at peace with things as they are.
- Get proactive, immerse yourself in patchouli. It’s a beautiful addition to one’s auric field.
- Add several drops into warm bath water to disinfect internal imbalances, induce restful sleep and beautiful dreams. Putting a little Epsom salt or Himalayan Crystal Salt in the bath water increases the therapeutic quality of the treatment. Himalayan Crystal Salt feeds the body with natural minerals which may not be present in one’s dietary intake.
- Add a little Clary Sage essential oil for an extra boost of clarity. Relax, re-charge, release imbalances NOW.