Botanical Name - Pogostemon cablin
Aroma - Sweet, deep, rich and earthy
Extraction - Steam distillation.
Appearance - The colour of the Patchouli can vary depending on the type of still used. Iron stills produce a dark brown oil and the stainless steel stills produce a golden to amber coloured oil.
Part of Plant - Leaves
Country of Origin - Sri Lanka
Chemical Constituents - Patchoulol, a-bulnesene, a-guniene
Uses - It has excellent diuretic properties, it is effective in fighting water retention and to break up cellulite, easing constipation and possibly helping weight loss. Patchouli oil is a superb tissue regenerator, which helps to stimulate the growth of new skin cells. It also has astringent and deodorising properties. It is used to treat acne, acne, eczema, sores, ulcers, any fungal infections, as well as scalp disorders.
Mind & Spirit - Soothing, earthy and sensual, Patchouli is useful for anyone who needs grounding
Organic Certificate - This essential oil is certified organic by the Soil Association, which means you can be sure that it has been produced to the highest ethical and environmental standards. The Soil Associationís standards exceed the UK government's minimum requirements for organic products in many areas, but particularly in animal welfare, GM and the use of pesticides. Standards are constantly reviewed to ensure they deal with current issues.