Latin Name: Pogostemon cablin
Plant Family: Lamiaceae
Extraction: Distillation of the leaves
Patchouli has a warm, woody, spicy aroma that is deep and sensuous. Patchouli can be used to help balance dry, mature skin. It is nourishing and rejuvenating.
It is a perennial bushy herb about 1m high with large, fragrant, hairy leaves and white and purple flowers. Native to Asia it is extensively cultivated for oil in India, China, Indonesia and South America. In Europe and America, the oil is distilled from the dried leaves. Widely used in cosmetic preparations, a fixative in soaps, within the food industry and in alcoholic and soft drinks. Helps to relieve various ailments including oily skin.