Patchouli( aged), Pogostemon patchouli, Essential Oil

1 dram (1/6 oz.)

Patchouli, (Pogostemon patchouli),is well known as an aphrodisiac. It also has  stress reducing properties.  Topically,the oil reduces dandruff, oily skin and hair, athlete's foot, Candida, hives, dermatitis, acne and weeping eczema in a dilution. The oil is produced from steam distilled dried, fermented leaves. The best quality is aged at least 1 year before using, evolving into a very rich ,fruity aroma.. Patchouli has the highest odor intensity of any essential oil. It may take time to appreciate its qualities. The essential oil is a natural moth repellent, with a musky, smoky scent. Dilute 1 drop in 1 cup of water or 2 tablespoons of carrier oil. Patchouli blends well with Ylang  ylang,Tonka bean, Lemon, Clary sage, Angelica root, Cedar wood, Labdanum, Vetiver, Sandalwood,  Clove ,Rose and Jasmine. A tiny drop of Patchouli can transform Rose oil onto another level of experience, as it allows the aroma of rose to unfold one petal at a time as a fragrance. Allow the duo to marry as a fragrance for 3-4 weeks to allow the full transformation to occur. Patchouli is an excellent choice for Oriental blends. I like to combine it with Sweet Orange, Ginger, Nutmeg and Cardamom, Cinnamon and a host of unusually fragrant essential oils. See Oriental Daze natural perfume. Once you get use to working with patchouli, it becomes a very versatile addition to blends. Dose lightly and allow Patchouli to walk softly into your odor memory.