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Tuesday Spotlight: Patchouli




This week's spotlight shines upon our fan favorite, Patchouli. This long-loved classic is on sale for all you nature lovers, old-hippie souls, new-age gurus, and class acts. Patchouli oil is derived from the dried leaves of the patchouli plant, which originated in the island region of Southeast Asia. The plant is a low-growing, bushy perennial herb with no scent until the mature leaves, new leaves, or stems are dried. Patchouli leaves, and oil have been used for centuries for medicinal purposes.


However, patchouli became popular in the 1960s and 1970s in the U.S. with the hippie culture. Many believe it was used to mask the smell of marijuana, and it has since become associated with the free love and hippie movement. Aside from reminding some of their youth, patchouli is believed by some to help relieve dry skin, aid as an anti-inflammatory, as well as repel mosquitoes and flies. Science shows that applying patchouli oil to the skin will repel insects for up to two hours. Some believe that when combined with turmeric oil, patchouli will repel insects for more extended amounts of time.


I cannot speak to any of these claims. However, I do know patchouli has a spicy, sweet, raw, earthy scent that is the longest-lasting of almost all essential oils. Patchouli oil blends beautifully with florals, vanilla, and citrus. It is a staple in the perfume industry and is often used to add depth and a seductive note to many scented blends. Whatever your reason for loving this oil, you are one of many. Our Patchouli soap and moisturizer are on sale this week exclusively on the website. No promo code is needed, and discounts will be applied at checkout.


On this hot, steamy September day, stay safe, be smart, stay cool and hydrated, enjoy the savings, and keep washing your hands.

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