Aroma: Deep and warm undertones from this oil fill the nose with an exotic earthiness and a hint of spice. While most patchouli essential oils tend to overwhelm me, this one is quite lovely and almost soft. The resinous and woody aroma is absolutely stunning. It is a beautiful oil to use as a fixative/base note in your blends.
Aromatherapist notes: Although I do not enjoy patchouli on its own, it makes a wonderful fixative when blending top note heavy oils. Many of my clients have come to enjoy it because of my popular Balance blend.
Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, steam inhalation, inhaler.
Blends with: Bergamot, Black Pepper, Virginia Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clary Sage, Clove, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Red Mandarin, Myrrh, Blood Orange, Sweet Orange, Palmarosa, Rose absolute, Sandalwood, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang.
Safety Data: This is essential oil is considered non-toxic and generally safe if used properly. May inhibit blood clotting with certain drugs. Use caution if pregnant and avoid if breastfeeding.
• If taken orally, potential concerns exist for anticoagulant medication, major surgery, ulcer, hemophilia, and other bleeding disorders.
• This essential oil may have drug interactions with anticoagulant medications and inhibit blood clotting.
• Do not place on broken skin.
Shelf Life: About 6-8 years from time of opening your bottle
A couple of months ago, our good friend, Lola King completed her final inventory for Be Kind Botanicals. It was both a blessing and bittersweet. She worked for close to a decade to provide the best oils she could find, even if it meant processing the plant material herself and having a distiller obtain it through distillation. When Marge heard the news of her closing Be Kind Botanicals, she jumped at the opportunity to snag some of her finest inventory before it was gone for good. We are delighted to present to you our “Be Kind” Collection, so that you can experience what Lola and Marge find to be some of the most exquisite offerings of essential oils from around the globe… New Zealand Lavender may be the top of the list. These are in limited supply and will only be sold in retail sizes.