Unearth the mystique of Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), an herb of incredible aromatic allure and a linchpin in both the ancient and modern worlds. This scented marvel carries a rich history that extends from the perfume-laden markets of the Middle East to the heart of Asian healing traditions.
Patchouli, with its unmistakable musky-sweet, herbaceous aroma, is synonymous with Ayurvedic practices. It's been treasured not just for its captivating scent, but for its perceived balancing effects on the doshas, particularly in relation to skin health and emotional well-being. It was also incorporated into Traditional Chinese Medicine, believed to direct Qi, or life force, in the body, often used to alleviate conditions like colds and headaches.
This herb, however, truly stole the limelight in Europe during the 19th century. Its potent fragrance was used to protect precious fabrics from insects during the long voyage from India. People soon associated its unique aroma with the luxurious fabrics, sparking a patchouli craze among the European elite.
Now, allow Patchouli's past to meld with your present through an age-old recipe:
Patchouli Infused Oil Recipie
- 1 cup of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of Sacred Plant Co's dried Patchouli Herb
- Place Patchouli Herb in a glass jar.
- Pour the olive oil over the herb, ensuring it is fully submerged.
- Seal the jar and place it in a sunny spot for 2 weeks, shaking it daily.
- After 2 weeks, strain the oil into a new jar through a cheesecloth, ensuring to squeeze out all the oil.
- Use the oil in a diffuser or apply topically for its skin benefits or aromatic allure.
Begin your aromatic journey with Patchouli Herb today, by sourcing it here.
Embark on your wellness journey with Sacred Plant Co, harnessing the wisdom of botanicals from across the world and through the ages. Let Patchouli and its remarkable history elevate your senses, as you step into the world of traditional botanical knowledge. May your journey be fragrant and enlightening!