Patchouli Essential Oil
A strong, warm, earthy and slightly fruity aroma, Patchouli stems from a flowering herb in the Lamiaceae (mint) family.
Originating in the warmer climes of Asia, the plant yields a notably potent oil, and is well known for its grounding and balancing properties.
Patchouli has been used as part of Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It also became very popular during the ’60s and 70’s when hippies would wear this oil as a perfume or aftershave.
Today, many customers ask for Patchouli, as it takes them back to their youth and evokes memories of times gone by.
This earthy essential oil is unique to a lot of others on the market in that, just like fine wine, it improves with age. Over time, its colour will deepen, the aroma will intensify and its medicinal qualities will enhance.
Therapeutically, Patchouli works to relieve tension and anxiety as well as provide nourishment to dry and irritated skin. It can also be particularly helpful with insect bites.
The grounding, soothing properties of this oil also help to quieten the mind, making it a popular choice in meditation and sleep aid.
We have a wood burning fire and we drop into a water pot on top to perfume the room and it's delightful.
I have been using Patchouli oil for at least 50 years, I love mixing it with my other perfumes in layers. The Zea Patchouli Oil is one of the best I have used,and made here in Australia is another huge + from me.
Patchouli is one of my favourite essential oil. Very accessible price for a high quality product, I also like to use it as a perfume on my wrist.