Patchouli – Pogostemon cablin

Patchouli the woman’s scent

Official name : Pogostemon cablin

Common names: Kablin, Patiole, Pucha-pat, Patchouly

Patchouli, a member of the mint family, is a native of West Indies and India, most commonly known for it strong scent. It’s a lovely aromatic perennial that grows about 1 metre in height and displays pale pink flower spikes.

Patchouli actions: aromatic, stimulant, euphoric, antidepressant, prophylactic, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, insecticide, anti-phlogistic, cicatrisant, anti odor.

Patchouli has long recorded uses in the Orients including India, China and Japan. It’s sweet and spicy fragrance is used to stimulate the nervous system, which in turn can alter moods, relieve stress and bring upon a sense of well being.

It is also known to create a balancing effect on the endocrine system, which effectively balances the hormones.

It effects the pituitary gland,which then releases endorphines which are known to relieve pain, bring on euphoria and create sexual feeelings.

The oil is extracted in a distillation process of both the flowers and the leaves. The leaves are known to produce most of the oil.

Patchouli has been used in magic and divination to attract women and  enhance libido for centuries. It is an Earth element and has the powers of fertilty, lust and money – meaning it can draw these things in with the right ritual.

How to make patchouli oil at home

Fill a clean dry  jar with dried patchouli leaves, leaving 1 inch from the top empty

Pour carrier oil in the jar over the dried patchouli. Fill to the top and screw on lid. Shake the jar.

Boil a saucepan full of water. Take it off the heat, and then put the jar in the water. Let it heat/cook until water cools. Remove jar from water and shake well.

Store jar in a cool, dry place for 30 days. Each day, shake the jar of patchouli mixture well.

Line a funnel with cheeseclothplace the funnel into a  glass bottle. Pour your patchouli mixture through the funnel.

You now have a beautiful essential oil – be careful whilst massaging is known to stimulate sensual feelings.

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