Patchouli (organic and regular)
Patchouli (organic and regular)

Patchouli (organic and regular)

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Scientific Name:    Pogostemon patchouli
Country of Origin:    Indonesia (regular) / India (organic)
Synonyms:    Patchouly, puchaput.
Plant Family:    Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Plant Parts Used:    Shrub/Leaves
Extraction Method:    Distillation
Physical Characteristics:    Amber or dark orange viscous liquid
Dominant Note(s):    Base
Aroma:    Strong, earthy and exotic fragrance, yet sweet and spicy.
Main Constituents:    Patchouli alcohol (40% appx), pogostol, bulnesol, nor patchoulenol, bulnese, patchoulene among others.
Blends With:    Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Elemi, Frankincense, Galbanum, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Neroli, Pine, Rose, Rosewood and Sandalwood
Safety Precautions:    Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-sensitizing.

  • Intense earthy aroma, only small amounts needed.
  • Grounding and uplifting. Reputed aphrodisiac.
  • Antiseptic, anti-fungal (feet).
  • Used as fixative in perfumes.