There was a time, four years ago, when I couldn’t stand the smell of patchouli, aka Pogostemon Cablin (the latin name!).
It’s now one of my favourite oils for my skincare, and a favourite aroma that I find really sweet, earthy and enriching. I recently discovered it as if smelling it for the first time.
Take a strong, deep sniff, and you’ll find it a little sweet, a little spicy, a little woody, very rich and thoroughly earthy. This is a wonderful “base” oil for grounding and nourishing; helping us to keep in touch with our physical self, and hence fabulous for a rich and indulgent night time treat for the skin. Continue reading