Materia Aromatica – Patchouli – 5ml

£6.95

Patchouli has a strong woody, musky and earthy aroma. It has a grounding and balancing effect, so is great for combating stress and insecurity. Patchouli oil can be useful for supporting convalescence and chronic fatigue. It can be used for a smooth and glowing complexion, and to soothe and treat skin imperfections.

Description

Patchouli has a strong woody, musky and earthy aroma. It has a grounding and balancing effect, so is great for combating stress and insecurity. Patchouli oil can be useful for supporting convalescence and chronic fatigue. It can be used for a smooth and glowing complexion, and to soothe and treat skin imperfections.

Uses

Patchouli is typically used:

  • as a perfume.
  • to soothe skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes and minor skin imperfections.
  • for a smooth, glowing complexion.
  • to create a feeling of balance and grounding.
  • to support convalescence and chronic fatigue.
  • as an ingredient in natural cleaning products.
The patchouli plant

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Patchouli comes from a species of flowering plant in the mint or deadnettle family. It grows as a perennial herb with stems reaching up to 75cm tall and with small, pale pink-white flowers. The oil is extracted from the dried leaves and twigs by steam distillation.

Pogostemon cablin

From Madagascar

Organic – Soil Association certified

About Materia Aromatica

Materia Aromatica supplies oils essential oils harvested by growers and distillers of organic crops, buying as much as possible from smaller farms or family enterprises. This has the advantage that these farmers distil their own freshly harvested materials themselves. They carry out steam distillation on a small scale at low pressure in stainless steel tanks to maximise the essential oils’ therapeutic value and to retain the individuality and life force of the crops from which they originate. Every batch of oil is dated, numbered and tested to ensure the quality of the oil.

Prices

Oils from organically grown or wild-crafted crops are generally more expensive, as the term itself is a guarantee of purity and wholeness. Organically grown crops must adhere to strict guidelines so the oils are sold in their pure form, without dilution or the addition of any synthetic oils. Picking, carried out by hand in the wild, requiring extra labour, is time consuming and costly. This explains the price variations between two oils of the same species such as Materia Aromatica’s organic and wild varieties of Lavandula angustifolia.