BOTANICAL NAME: Pogostemon cablin
EXTRACTION: Steam distilled
DESCRIPTION: Patchouli essential oil is the result of the steam distillation of dried leaves from the small pogostemon cablin plant. The bulk of Patchouli is produced in the Philippine islands and Indonesia. The essential oil has a sweet, herbal, spicy and woody scent and is dark orange or brownish in colour. When used in aromatherapy, Patchouli has a very balancing and calming effect.
KEY COMPONENTS: Patchoulol, a-Bulnesene, a-Guaiene and caryophyllene.