Patchouli – Pogostemon cablin – India
Extraction: Steam distilled from leaves
Volatility: Base note
Colour: Golden brown
Aroma: Strongly earthy and woody
Sesquiterpenols: patchoulol (27%), pogostol
Sesquiterpenes: α-bulnesene (19%), α-guaiene (15%), β-patchoulene, β-caryophyllene
Cautions / Safety Data
Do not use on the skin full strength. Always dilute in appropriate carriers before use. Not for internal use. If pregnant or suffering from serious medical conditions, consult a qualified health professional, experienced in the use of essential oils.
Is considered by many to be useful in warding off creepy crawlies. Gives a very strong earthy note, and is often used in perfumery.
Essential oils are not meant to be a replacement for traditional medical treatment of diseases and conditions. When in doubt, please consult a physician.