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Patchouli CO2 (Select)


Name Patchouli CO2 Select
Species Pogostemon cablin
Part Leaf
Extraction CO2 Extraction
Aroma Smoky and musky with a splash of spice


Product Description

Patchouli CO2 (Select) 100% Pure

Name Patchouli CO2 (Select)
Batch PC408PC8
Species Pogostemon cablin
Part Leaf
Extraction CO2 Extraction
Source India
Color Dark Golden Brown
Consistency Thick
Note Base
Aroma Smoky and musky with a splash of spice
Blend Ideas Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, CilantroCinnamon LeafCloveCypressFrankincenseGeraniumGingerGrapefruitLavenderLimeMarjoram, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Roman Chamomile,  Sandalwood, Sweet Orange, and Vetiver

We source only pure essential oils.

Americans who were part of the “hip” culture in the 60’s will remember patchouli fondly, as it was a common scent during that time period but it’s been used in Asian nations as a scent for hundreds of years.  Don’t be surprised if your mother or grandmother recognizes it!

Many love the smell of the CO2 over the essential oil.  While we love our patchouli essential oil, we love the CO2 as well.  When blending with the CO2, it tends to “stick” a bit more than the oil version so it is recommended to start by using 1/2 of what an essential oil recipe may call for.  You can always add more to get the desired results.    Patchouli CO2 can be used in exchange for the essential oil.  This is a select CO2 and while more viscous than many EO’s, it is not impossible to work with.

We like to use it in calming blends, it can be an aphrodisiac and amazing in skincare.

My mother favors patchouli, my dad likes it too.  When I was at Blends by Ruth Nelson, I made a blend for my dad and he said he was going to wear it as cologne.  My response was, “Sure dad, if you want to smell like wet dirt.”  So, it definitely isn’t for everyone, but it does grow on you and the therapeutic benefits make it well worth its weight in gold.  Start with a light hand, and don’t let it go to waste.  Neither Dedi nor I liked this in the beginning of our EO adventures and now it is one of her favorites. Dare I say, I actually like it!  -Ruth

With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in jojoba.

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Patchouli CO2 Safety Info

According to Tisserand and Young, there are contraindications for the essential oil. Per Mark Webbs CO2 class we should still follow the safety recommendations for the essential oil with the CO2. Tisserand and Young state Patchouli essential oil may inhibit blood clotting. The oil should be avoided orally if you take take anticoagulant medication, are having major surgery, have a peptic ulcer, or have hemophilia or other bleeding disorders. Maximum topical dilution is 1.1%  Patchouli CO2 should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Patchouli CO2 is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.

While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

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