(Pogostemon cablin) Patchouli oil is obtained from the steam distillation of the leaves of the odoriferous plant, native to India. This is a scent people tend to either love or hate; it is earthy, with an aroma that improves with age.
It has a fantastic, deep aroma not often found in other oils.
Patchouli is also thought to be a bringer of prosperity and abundance. Perhaps by allowing one to open to these
possibilities energetically, the oil is used in ceremonies and prayers by those in need of financial or other type
of infusion in their lives. One may simply close their eyes, imagine the abundance they need, and inhale the oil's
aroma for a few seconds.
Patchouli oil is thought to be antiseptic, antibiotic, and anti-fungal, but its
primary traditional medicinal usage is for skin conditions such as oily skin and stimulating the growth of healthy hair.
It has been described as 'very beneficial for the skin and may help prevent wrinkles or chapped skin.' Also indicated as
a vein tonic, and may be a digester of toxic material in the body.
Information courtesy of http://www.anandaapothecary.com
"If you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin."