Why is patchouli such an iconic ingredient
7 January 2022 Estimated time: ~2 min.
Easily recognized for its rich, sweet-musky scent, patchouli has been forming one of the most beloved Sabon aromas for 25 years, along with lavender and vanilla.
In the composition of any perfume, it is the essence, the soul, a special note that expresses elegance, refinement and lush natural accents.
It has aphrodisiac properties
Patchouli is a plant native to Asia, whose extracted leaves and essences have long been used to perfume silk and cashmere fabrics, but also for its antiseptic or aphrodisiac virtues.
It is an excellent antiseptic
Since ancient times, patchouli has been used to repel insects, as a deodorant, but also as an ingredient in medicinal lotions and body care products, offering its unique aroma and its antiviral, antimicrobial, antiseptic and bactericidal properties, for a skin not only beautiful, but also healthy.
Relieves muscle pain
Stress, pressure and exhaustion can lead to muscle, neuropathic or bone pain. Properly diluted and massaged locally, patchouli oil can relieve the painful area and therefore relieve pain.
The immune system can be excellently supported by patchouli oil. It is used inhaled (from personal inhalers or diffused), massaged (previously diluted), placed in bath water (previously diluted). Combined with palmarosa and bergamot oils, it creates a very effective combination to support the body during recovery periods.
The star of the perfumers’ kit
Patchouli essential oil is a ubiquitous essence in perfumers’ kits. It has an intense, rich, homogeneous, persistent, slightly sweet smell, with many shades - balsamic, woody, earthy, spicy, herbaceous, rooty, chocolatey and even wine-like.
Excellent in aromatherapy
Patchouli calms the nervous system and gives a state of relaxation, and the effects of this aroma are felt both by using cosmetics and perfumes that contain it. For moments of peace, use a home aroma diffuser or light scented candles.