Pogostemon cablin - India
This excellent Patchouli oil from India is extracted by a special CO2 process of young leaves that have first been steam-scalded, dried or lightly fermented to effect rupturing of the plant cell walls, resulting in a high patchouli alcohol content. This variety’s organoleptic profile is much better than typical Indonesian or Chinese Patchouli
Patchouli oil is light yellow to dark brown or amber in color and moderately viscous, the only difference between light and dark patchouli oil is the container in which they are distilled. Dark patchouli oil is distilled in iron vats, which impart a dark hue to the oil. Light patchouli oil is distilled in stainless steel vats.
Monara’s iron distilled Patchouli Dark CO2 Select has a very woody, fresh, and characteristic smoky scent. Patchouli is one of the few oils whose scent improves with age, losing some of its coarser notes and developing a sweet top note.