Patchouli thrives in tropical regions and grows abundantly in Hawaii and regions of Asia. It is a herby green bush with light purple fuzzy flowers that grows to about three feet and is related to the mint family. It is thought that Patchouli was introduced to Europe by Napoleon Bonaparte, who brought cashmere and silk goods from Egypt that were protected from moths with Patchouli leaves. People fell in love with its rich, heady scent, elevating this herb from humble insect repellent to an exotic must have perfume.
Patchouli Essential Oil has a rich, earthy and grounding aroma, making it useful to calm and still the mind for mediation and prayer. It was traditionally used as a powerful skin healer and to uplift the mood.