Patchouli can be used to fight and repel many insects including mosquitoes, lice, fleas, and ticks. It blends well with Cedarwood, Citronella, and Eucalyptus Lemon.
Patchouli is known for its balancing qualities and anti-depression benefits. It relaxes and stimulates, and can help with digestive issues. It’s also antiseptic and anti-fungal, and is known to boost immunity.
It is great in homemade deodorants and lotions, and is a common oil used in those products.
It shows anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer potential: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=23348408
Patchouli is also a strong anti-microbial: http://ijpr.sbmu.ac.ir/article_1320.html
Country of Origin: India. Steam Distilled.
Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
Safety Info: Skin irritation is possible in some individuals; a skin test is recommended prior to use. Contact with eyes should be avoided. Drug interactions possible.