|Botanical Name: Pogostemon Cablin
||Plant Part: Leaves
||Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
|Aromatic Strength: Medium
||Aromatic Scent: Warm, earthy aroma with fresh fruit-like tones.
|Safe Dermal Dilution: 10%
||Cautions: Avoid if using blood thinners. Phototoxic- avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours. Store in your refrigerator.
||ORAC Value: --
Essential oils are pure, concentrated plant chemicals that come from flowers, fruits, leaves, resins, twigs, seeds, or roots. These essential oils are the same oils we use in our skin care products! They are pure, therapeutic grade essential oils and come from all around the world.
Patchouli has been known to ease confusion, deodorize, lessen depression, reduce swelling, repel bugs, regenerate cells, reduce acne, calm insect bites, reduce fluid retention, and relieve anxiety and stress. Some have even found it to be an aphrodisiac. Patchouli is a sedative.
Alywillow Essential Oil Safety Tenets:
- Please NEVER consume or ingest essential oils. Some companies have promoted this practice, but the majority of seizures and fatalities due to essential oil use could have been avoided if the essential oils had been applied externally instead. Even if you consume essential oil without short-term side effects, it can still lead to long-term damage to your digestive system. Besides, essential oils absorb into your skin, body, and blood so quickly. There really is no need to ingest them.
- Most essential oils should be avoided in the 1st trimester of pregnancy. Many should be avoided during your entire pregnancy.
- Do not put undiluted essential oils in your bath. Dilute them first, using the Safe Dermal Dilution rate listed above.
- If diffusing in your car, make sure the oil is a stimulant and not a sedative.
- If applying to your skin, please use the proper dilution- every plant is different! See how to calculate the proper dilution below.
- Always dilute essential oils, especially when used on children. Use essential oils sparingly on children and use only as needed, not as a preventative measure (unless for a limited time).
- Some essential oils require you to avoid direct sunlight for 10-12 hours after use. All citrus essential oils and some others, such as patchouli, are phototoxic, even when diluted.
This is just a brief safety summary. Your safety is very important to us, so if you have questions, please call us! If you have medical concerns, speak to your doctor.
Calculating the Proper Dilution:
Step 1: How much carrier oil are you using? Carrier oils could be coconut oil, sunflower oil, safflower oil, hemp oil, or any other oil. Water is not a safe carrier as it will not blend (1 mL = approximately 20 drops).
Ex: 1mL = approx. 20 drops
Ex: 5mL = approx. 100 drops
Ex: 30 mL = approx. 600 drops
Step 2: Change the Safe Dermal Dilution to a decimal.
Ex: 1% = .01
Ex: 5.3% = .053
Ex: 0.7% = .007
Step 3: To calculate the safe amount, multiply the amount of carrier oil you are using with the number you got in Step 2. _______drops (carrier oil) x ______ (dilution rate) = _____ drops of EO.
Ex: 20 drops (1 mL carrier oil) x .20 (SDD for Eucalyptus EO) = 4 drops of EO
Ex: 100 drops (1 tsp carrier oil) x .053 (Geranium EO) = 5 drops of EO
Ex: 600 drops (1 oz. carrier oil) x .007 (Lime EO) = 4 drops of EO
Step 4: What you calculated is for use on adult. If the intended use is on a child, use only 25% of what was calculated here.
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- Can cause drowsiness: Do not drive or operate heavy machinery as this product is known to cause drowsiness.
- Photo-toxic: Use only when you will not be exposed to sunlight for at least 8 hours as this contains citrus oil which has photo-toxic properties and can cause sunburn.
Avoid your eyes: If it gets into your eyes, flush with water or full fat milk (for oil based products, including essential oils).
External use only. Do not consume.
Healthy Life: Our products offer many great benefits, yet they are not enough to restore your health and joy by themselves. Read 10 Steps to Healthy Skin to learn how your health and happiness are affected by your life choices.
- Shifting colors, scents, and textures: Our products are made from plants and plants vary from one harvest to the next. This may cause a variation in color, scent, or texture in our products. It is completely normal and expected from Truly Natural Products.
- Cruelty-free and Dog Friendly: We create over 150 VEGAN products from plants and minerals. They are 100% natural and contain no synthetic chemicals. We don’t test them on animals, but you can review our Dog and Pet information to understand more how your pets can benefit from using Alywillow products.
- Pregnant & Nursing women: Avoid this product. Many Alywillow products are safer than anything you can find on the market, however, some plants should not be used during this time. Please refer to our Pregnant and Nursing page for more information.
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