Patchouli has a reputation for being the preferred scent of the hippie generation, but this heady aroma dates back centuries. Native to tropical regions of Asia, the name comes from the Tamil words for green leaf. Patchouli found its way to Europe along the Silk Road. In the 18th and 19th centuries, silk traders packed dried patchouli leaves around their goods to repel moths and other insects. Napoleon Bonaparte is said to have brought some of those patchouli-scented silks and cashmeres back to France. Reaching even further back, King Tutankhamen was buried with ten gallons of patchouli oil.
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Pure Essential Oils
All our essential oils are premium grade, alcohol-free, phthalate-free, and undiluted. They are 100% pure, and sourced only from the most reputable distributors. We work hard to ensure that your perfume ingredients are top-quality, highly concentrated, and will mix neatly with both alcohol and oil bases. These are not ready to wear as fragrances – they MUST be diluted before applying directly to skin. It is always a good idea to do a patch test for allergies, even with natural materials. And of course – do not eat the oils. No matter how yummy they may smell.
Note: Although these are phthalate-free and 100% natural, they are NOT non-toxic. Don't eat them. Don't drink them. Patch test on skin. Dilute before wearing.