Aromatherapy Education: Patchouli

Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli or Pogostemon cablin) are grasses that are steam distilled  mostly originating in Sumatra or India. Besides its aroma use in the 60’s, it has a few health benefits as well:

  • soothes inflamed skin or eczema
  • tones skin
  • known to be a sedative when blended with other sedatives
  • known to also be a stimulant when using large quantities
  • aphrodisiac

Blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Lavender, Myrrh, Rose