Latin Name Pogostemon cablin Plant Family Labiate Extraction Method The essential oil is distilled from the dried and fermented leaves. The younger leaves are used for the best scent. Country of Origin Indonesia Description A fast spreading tall aromatic grass which has small flowers, but the oil is taken before the flowers are allowed to develop. Characteristics The instantly recognisable “hippy oil”. An earthy, musky, herbaceous base note gives way to a sweet and spicy top note. Unlike many essential oils, Patchouli matures with age. Patchouli blends well with many oils and when used in the correct quantities can bring a sophistication to the blend. Patchouli blends well with Bergamot, Black Pepper, Clary Sage, Elemi, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Neroli, Pine, Rose, Rosewood and Sandalwood. Always dilute before use.