10 ml Patchouli Essential Oil

Ā£6.50

This one sounds exotic, is tropical, and comes from the exquisite country that is Sri Lanka.

Patchouli is a Tamil name for a small bushy plant, the leaves of which, dried and lightly fermented, are steam distilled to produce the essential oil.

The thick yellow to dark brown oil has quite an intense herbaceous, sweet, rich, musky and earthy scent. In that it is a classic base note, meaning that it has staying power and works well in combination with more flighty fragrances such as citruses and occasionally florals, by fixing them, or making them last.

The scent, alone or in what it brings to a blend, can be uplifting, relaxing and even slightly intoxicating, and you may detect it over time in ourĀ ...and breatheĀ blend.