Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) essential oil has a unique rich, earthy aroma and is popular for its many uses and peaceful, calming attributes. The patchouli plant is a tropical member of the lamiaceæ family. Distant relatives include lavender, rosemary, and other herb plants associated with temperate regions. Because the aroma has lasting effects, the oil is an important fixative ingredient in fine perfumes and cosmetics.
Aura Cacia Organic Patchouli Essential Oil is grown and distilled in Madagascar.
What’s the difference between organic patchouli essential oil and conventional patchouli essential oil? Organic essential oils differ from conventional oils in that the botanicals from which they are derived are grown according to the USDA’s Organic Standards. Aura Cacia's manufacturing facility and all of their organic essential oils have also been certified organic by the established third-party certifier, Quality Assurance International (QAI).
• Newly distilled patchouli essential oil has a fresh, green and slightly harsh aroma. As the oil ages, however, it mellows considerably, becoming sweeter and more balsamic. Like fine wine, patchouli improves with age.
• Patchouli blends well with many other essential oils, including sandalwood, vetiver, geranium, neroli, cedarwood, bergamot, jasmine, lavender, cassia, myrrh, clary sage, lavandin, clove, cinnamon and rose.
• Patchouli is known for its grounding, balancing and calming effects.
• Patchouli essential oil is generally considered a base note.