OGAM PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL 5ML

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Product Benefits

Skin Ä?żË? helps cell growth, scarred tissue and chapped skin; a good insect repellent.

Nervous Ä?żË? relieves stress related conditions, lethargy and anxiety.

Digestive Ä?żË? a stimulant; aids peristalsis, and aids weight loss.

Origins

This is a bushy herb or the mint family, with erect stems, reaching two or three feet in height and bearing small, pale pink-white flowers. Patchouli is mainly grown in Asia specifically in the Phillippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, China and India. Extraction of the essential oil is by steam distillation of the leaves.

Tradition

Patchouli is a popular herb found in many modern Pagan rituals. Its exotic scent brings to mind far-off magical places, and itÄ?żË?s often used in incense blends, potpourri and ritual workings. During the 18th and 19th century, silk traders from china travelling to the Middle East packed their silk cloth with dried patchouli leaves to prevent moths from laying their eggs on the cloth. Many historians speculate that this association with opulent Eastern goods is why patchouli was considered by Europeans of that era to be a luxurious scent. Patchouli is an important ingredient in East Asian incense. Both patchouli oil and incense underwent a surge of popularity in the 1960s and 1970s in the US and Europe, mainly as a result of the hippie movement of those decades.

Safety

Patchouli may be phototoxic and should be used in low dilutions so it is recommended to avoid direct sunlight or sun beds for at least 24 hours after using the oil.