Love it or Hate it?
What do you think of patchouli?
“OMG, I love patchouli!”
“Ugh – I hate patchouli!”
We hear these reactions all the time from our customers.
Patchouli (pəˈCHo͞olē), Pogostemon cablin, is a unique scent that many either love or hate. There really is no middle ground with this unique earthy, slightly sweet, and spicy scent.
Frequently, we hear from our patchouli loving customers about how their younger hippie selves used patchouli back in the 60-70’s as perfume. We also hear another version of the story that patchouli fragrance was popularized by many instead to mask the scent of marijuana in their cars or bedrooms.
Whatever its history, patchouli is commonly used today in modern perfumery and medicinally as an antiseptic, anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, deodorant, sedative, and tonic.
To read more about the benefits, uses, and research behind patchouli oil, check out this article by Healthline.com.