steam distilled from leaves
Patchouli essential oil is on of the most widely used oils to date. It is very versatile in its uses and has a distinctive smell that works wonders for keeping bugs at bay. Aroma therapeutically speaking, Patchouli helps to alleviate depression and sadness by stimulating the production of dopamine and seratonin in the brain. It is highly antibacterial, anti fungal and antiseptic, and makes a great natural "perfume" to be used for the smell as well as its bug repellant qualities.