Patchouli, like a good wine, improves with age, giving a fuller odour and as with all master oils, gets thicker and darker in time. In India, Patchouli sachets are a popular way to perfume linen and keep an eye on bed bugs. It was known as flower power in the era of the 60s along with Jasmine. I love burning Patchouli with Lime as it shows off its masculine qualities. In Japan and Malaysia it is used as an antidote to poisonous snake bites.
Benefits on Skin:
Regeneration of Skin Cells, Scars, Cracked Skin, Sores, Wounds, Fungal Infections, Scalp Disorders, Mature Skin, Dry Skin, Anti-fungal, Anti-inflammatory.
Benefits on Body:
Aphrodisiac, Digestive, Diuretic, Anti-sickness, Frigidity, Curbs Appetite, Diarrhoea, Boosts Nervous System.
Anti-depressant, Anxiety, Sharpens the Mind.
Blends well with:
Chamomile, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Orange, Lemon, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lime.
None known. When burning, use sparingly as aroma lingers.