Patchouli Essential Oil
Wild As The Wind Patchouli Essential Oil is a molecular distilled, premium quality aromatherapy oil, suitable for therapeutic purposes. It is superior to many of the other Patchouli Essential Oils available.
This Patchouli Aromatherapy Oil is a dark Patchouli Oil from Indonesia.
*Patchouli Essential Oil is made from leaves obtained from the Pogostemon cablin plant.
Where Is Patchouli Essential Oil From?
Pogostemon cablin is native to the tropics, where it’s found in countries like Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia. It is also found in a couple of regions within the Americas, namely the Caribbean, and South America.
All Wild As The Wind Patchouli Essential Oils, including Wild As The Wind Patchouli Light Essential Oil and Patchouli Dark Essential Oil as well as Organic Patchouli Essential Oil, originate from Indonesia.
According to the most lauded book on essential oils, Essential Oil Safety (2nd Edition), by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, Indonesian Patchouli Essential Oils are of superior quality to Patchouli Essential Oils sourced from other countries.
What’s The Difference Between Dark & Light Patchouli Essential Oil?
Both Patchouli Light Essential Oil and Patchouli Dark Essential Oil are made using the same plant materials and are extracted using the same extraction method. The only difference between the two oils is that Patchouli Light Essential Oil is steam distilled using stainless steel vats and Patchouli Dark Essential Oil is steam distilled using iron vats.
The use of differing stills produces a slightly different product. Whereas, there is little difference in the healing potential of both forms of essential oil, there is however, a slight difference in aroma and appearance of these two aromatherapy oils.
Aroma & Appearance Of Patchouli Essential Oil
Whilst it’s possible to distinguish aromatic differences between Patchouli Light Essential Oil and Patchouli Dark Essential Oil, they still remain unmistakably similar. They both have beautifully complex musky, woody fragrances which are seductively earthy, sweet, and faintly herbaceous.
In terms of colour, there is greater variance. Patchouli Light Essential Oil, as the name suggests, is a much paler, more yellowy coloured oil, and Patchouli Dark Essential Oil is a much richer, deep amber colour.
Patchouli Dark Essential Oil is aromatically a more enduring aromatherapy oil which is ideal for use on leather clothing and bags in its undiluted form. Used in this way, Patchouli Dark Essential Oil will leave a lingering scent for months, although its strength will dissipate during this time.
Whilst Patchouli Essential Oil is considered to have a shelf life of between 6 to 8 years, it is one of the rare essential oils which improves with age. Sandalwood Essential Oil is another aromatherapy oil which also does this.
Patchouli Essential Oil Health Benefits
Patchouli Essential Oil health benefits are thought to include: Analgesic + antibacterial + antidepressant + anti-inflammatory + antifungal + anti-inflammatory + antimicrobial + antioxidant + antiparasitic + antiphlogistic + antiseptic + antiviral + anxiolytic (antianxiety) + astringent + aphrodisiac + bactericidal + carminative + cicatrisant (wound healing) + cytophylactic + deodorant + digestive + diurectic + fungicide + febrifuge (reduces fever) + insecticide + nervine + neuroprotective + sedative + stimulant + tonic + vulnerary, (wound healing)
*Patchouli Essential Oil can be sedative at a low dose or stimulant at a higher dose.
The National Institute Of Health [USA] state that Patchouli Essential Oil is all of the following:
antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet, antithrombotic, aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antimutagenic, antiemetic, fibrinolytic and cytotoxic.
Please refer to the Glossary Of Terms for more detail.
Patchouli Essential Oil Traditional Uses
The traditional health benefits of Patchouli Essential Oil are vast. It is considered to be a relaxing, soothing and calming aromatherapy oil which has many and varied traditional applications:
- Digestive issues
- Nervous disorders
- Anxiety & Depression
- Autoimmune conditions :: Arthritis + gout etc
- Respiratory infections :: Colds + tonsillitis + flu
- Immune-boosting + infection-fighting
- Muscle & joint pain
- Hormone balance
- Insect repellent
- Menopausal hot flushes
- Varicose veins
- Controlling appetite
- Improving metabolic function
- Liver support
- Metabolic function / tonification
- Virility in men :: Impotence + loss of libido + erectile dysfunction +sexual anxiety
- Appetite suppressant
- Natural deodorant
Patchouli Essential Oil For Skincare
- Oily skin
- Dry Cracked skin
- Wounds healing
- Scar healing
- Reducing wrinkles
- Reducing oily hair & dandruff
- Fungal infections
Cautions & Contraindications
Patchouli Essential Oil can affect blood clotting and thus should be avoided by the following people:
- People on blood-thinning medications
- Pre and post-operative surgery
- Haemophiliacs and those with other bleeding disorders
Patchouli Essential Oil Blends Well With
Cedarwood Essential Oil + Clary Sage Essential Oil + Geranium Essential Oil + Frankincense Essential Oil + Lavender Essential Oil + Lemon Essential Oil + Lime Essential Oil + Myrrh Essential Oil + Orange Essential Oil + Rose Otto Essential Oil + Sandalwood Essential Oil + Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Wild As The Wind Patchouli Essential Oil
Wild As The Wind Patchouli Essential Oil is a premium quality aromatherapy oil, suitable for therapeutic purposes.
- INCI: Pogostemon cablin
- Plant Family: Lamiaceae
- Extraction Method: Steam distilled
- Parts Used: dried leaves
- Perfumery Note: Base
- Chemical Family: Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols
- Shelf Life: 8 years (improves with age)
- Origin: Indonesia
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils
Wild As The Wind offer one of the most extensive ranges of premium quality, therapeutic grade UK essential oils available online.
Professional therapists use Wild As The Wind Essential Oils, including Osteopaths and Massage Therapists.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are also used domestically, for home remedies as well as in green cleaning products etc.
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils Are Suitable For:
- Diffusing & nebulising
- Diluting to make body & bath oils (1% dilution)
- Using in your household first aid kit (average 2% dilution)
- Adding to your shampoos, conditioners & liquid soaps (5 drops per 100ml)
- Diluting to make face oils (2% dilution)
- Formulating effective household cleaners & sanitisers (average 5% dilution)
Please consult How To Use Essential Oils for more information on how to use aromatherapy oils, and how to blend them.
However, not all essential oils are suitable for all applications. For this reason you must read the specific safety advice, including cautions and contraindications, for the specific essential oils you intend to use.
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Wild As The Wind Essential Oil Availability
Wild As The Wind Essential Oils are available in the UK.
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