Native to tropical areas of Asia, the Patchouli plant (Pogostemon cablin) is a bushy herb that is a member of the mint family. It grows to around 0.75 metres high and produces small pale pink / white flowers. The essential oil is extracted from the dried and lightly fermented leaves of the plant using steam distillation. With its distinctive musky-sweet, strong spicy and herbaceous aroma, the essential oil is grounding and is also purported to be beneficial for aging skin.
Botanical Name Pogostemon cablin
Plant Part Dried and lightly fermented leaves
Actions Grounding, clearing, calming, uplifting,
May Help Nervous exhaustion, insomnia, oily skin and scalp
Fragrance Note Base
Blends with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Geranium, Frankincense, Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood