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Did you know that during the 18th and 19th century silk traders from China traveling to the Middle East packed their silk with dried patchouli leaves to prevent moths from laying their eggs on the cloth? So in Europe, the scent of patchouli became associated with opulent Eastern goods. Nowadays the pungent, herbaceous, aromatic extracts from the leaves of Pogostemon cablin have become indispensable in the world of perfumery, used in oriental blends, fougeres, chypres, woody, leather and amber bases and so on. The main ingredient in patchouli oil that creates its unique scent is patchoulol, but there is also a small proportion of another component called norpatchoulenol which also plays an important role. We have here a selection of patchouli extracts for you, all of the finest quality available and mostly sourced from Southern Asia.

Please note: Despite their quality, all of our products are of a highly concentrated nature and are therefore to be strictly intended for perfumery and aromatherapy use only. Hermitage Oils strongly discourages internal consumption of the products, which are not intended to be used as foods in any capacity. All photos and images on this website have the sole purpose to evoke the raw materials from which the products offered are obtained, their place of origin or their scent.