Patchouly (Pogostemon cablin), sometimes called "the scent of the '60s," has a musky, earthy, exotic aroma with sensual properties. In Eastern cultures it is commonly used around the house to provide general support for health and to help release negative emotions so that problems can be kept in proportion.
It is very beneficial for the skin, helping to reduce a wrinkled or chapped appearance. Patchouli is a general tonic that helps with the digestive system and occasional queasiness.*
Patchouli has an approximate ORAC of 494,271 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
How to use:
For dietary, aromatic, or topical use. When using as a supplement, dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid such as goat's or rice milk.
Possible skin sensitivity. Dilution not required; suitable for all but the most sensitive skin. Generally safe for children over 2 years of age.