Patchouli is a flowering herb native to the Malay archipelago and the West Indies; however, it is now cultivated all over the world. At Splendid Bee, we use steam distilled Indonesian dark patchouli oil from the pogostemon cablin benth. (p. patchouli pellet) fam. lamiaceae (labiatae) variety. The Patchouli natural bar soap from Splendid Bee has been a staple on our soap-curing shelves since day one.
The scent of Patchouli is described as a penetrating, earthy-musky aroma profile reminiscent of damp soil. We sweeten it up with a unique splash of Ten Fold Orange Oil expressed from the peel of sweet oranges. Patchouli Essential Oil is believed to uplift the spirits, relieving feelings of anxiety and sadness; to reduce inflammation and soothe skin irritations; to prevent minor wounds/insect bites from becoming infected/septic; to stimulate sex hormones, boosting sex drive; to firm aging skin with its astringent properties.