April 7, 2018


Many essential oils and herbs have shown repellent action against a variety of bugs and pests. Repellent Herb and Essential Oil Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This […]
April 17, 2018


Aromadendrene is a sesquiterpene, as found in eucalyptus, manuka, and patchouli. Sesquiterpenes are less volatile than monoterpenes, but still prone to oxidation.  They have a strong odor.  If oxidized (exposed to air) they could cause skin irritation and/or mucous membrane irritation. Links to Plants Containing Aromadendrene RESEARCH The listings of […]
April 25, 2018

Patchoulol / Patchouli Alcohol

Patchoulol is an alcohol, as found in patchouli. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for safer use with fragile populations (like the elderly).  Alcohols can be sensitizing when oxidized, so proper storage is important. Links to Plants Containing Patchoulol   […]
May 31, 2018

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) Research

Latin Name: Pogostemon cablin Family: Lamiaceae Historically, patchouli oil has been used as a moth repellent to keep the pests away from fine silks, cloth, and rugs. Patchouli has also demonstrated antimicrobial benefits.  Recent in vitro studies have investigated patchouli oil, and specifically its patchouli alcohol constituent for its anti-cancer […]
May 31, 2018

Essential Oil Perfume with Patchouli

Why does essential oil perfume smell great when you add a little patchouli? Patchouli oil is a favorite aroma used in perfumery.  In addition to providing a deep earthy warm smoky sensual undertone, it is also a base note, making a collective perfume blend’s aroma strong and last for a […]