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PATCHOULI OIL, LIGHT


PATCHOULI OIL, LIGHT

Pogostemon cablin

REFERENCES

CAS Number: 8014-09-3 ; 84238-39-1

FEMA Number: 2838

EINECS Number: 282-493-4

Paras Code: PEO1127

PART USED Leaves

COMMON NAMES Patchouly, Puchaput

EXTRACTION METHOD Steam Distillation

ORIGIN India

NOTE CLASSIFICATION Base Note, Outstanding Fixative

INTRODUCTION

Pogestemon Patchouli ( Family: Lamiaceae) is native of Philippines and grows wild in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore. It is bushy perennial fragrant herb with soft, opposite, egg-shaped leaves and square stems. Flowers whitish, tinged with purple, grow in both auxillary and terminal spikes. Its oil obtained by steam distillation of shade dried leaves is valued as an excellent fixative. Patchouli oil is used in perfumery industry and also known to have medicinal properties. The important and maximum essential oil compounds are a,b patchoulene and patchouli alcohol and it is responsible for its aroma and medicinal properties.

ODOUR PROFILE

Rich, woody, earthy-sweet odour.

PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

Pale yellow to orange brown colored viscous liquid.

APPLICATIONS

Patchouli Oil is known to possess antifungal properties and is being used in skin infections, dandruff and eczema. In aromatherapy, patchouli oil is recognized for its anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, cytophylactic and deodorant. Historical records reveal that more than hundred years ago Indian export fabrics used to be heavily perfumed with patchouli leaves, a technique later adopted by the French manufacturers to create typical oriental aroma for their home spun shawls. Dry patchouli leaves have also been found to possess moth repellent properties and therefore are used to scent wardrobes and protecting clothes especially woolens from insect damage.

Documents

Technical Data Sheet (TDS)

Certificate of Analysis (COA)

EU Allergens Declaration