Patchouli, Pogostemon cablin, was introduced to Europeans when cashmere and silk shipped from India was packaged with patchouli laden wrappings to prevent insect damage.
It has since been recognized as an essential oil that helps stimulate regeneration of new skin cells and hastens the formation of scar tissue. It is often used in perfume because of its properties as an aphrodisiac. And is a major fragrance in many kinds of incense.
When a gentleman who stripped paint from machinery, asked me to make lotion for him, I chose to add patchouli. His hands were cracked and red from exposure to harsh chemicals. I added patchouli to our usual carrier oils of Sweet Almond Oil, Avocado Oil and Macadamia Oil, in order that the deep cracks in his skin would heal more quickly and offer him
Because patchouli is an aphrodisiac, its skin healing properties are often ignored. Skin irritations may often be solved by applying dilute patchouli to the affected area.
Singing Flower Back Road Lotion was named to honor people who work with their hands and suffer the effects of frequent use of water and chemicals on farms, auto shops and machine shops.
We like it for its healing properties and for its unusual fragrance