A flowering herb in the Lamiaceae (mint) family, patchouli features fragrant foliage, which is the source of its essential oil. Originating in the warmer climes of Asia, the plant yields a notably potent oil and distillation in iron vats leads to the deep, fuller patchouli dark as opposed to subtler patchouli light which is distilled in stainless-steel containers. Aroma: Strong strength. Deep and warm, with a slightly fruity herbal-spice scent. Benefits: Eases tension while revitalizing and stabilizing. Aids in meditation and contemplation. Rejuvenates the skin.