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- Unit of Measure
Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
Plant Part: Leaves
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Description: Patchouli is a very fragrant herb with soft oval leaves and square stems. It grows from 2 to 3 feet in height and provides an unusual odor that is nonetheless characteristic of patchouli when the leaves are rubbed. The color of the patchouli oil is affected by the distillation machine. If distillation is done in a stainless steel vessel the color of the oil will be light, but if done in an iron vessel the color will be darker.
Note: Base Common Uses:
Strength of Aroma: Medium
Blends well with: Sandalwood, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Rose, Sweet Orange, Cassia, Myrrh, Opopanax, and Clary Sage.
Aromatic Scent: Patchouli has a warm, earthy aroma with fresh fruit - like tones.
History: Before it became popular in Europe, Indian shawls and Indian ink were identified by the unique patchouli odor.
Cautions: None Known.
Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India