Quantcast

Patchouli EO recommendation

SoapMakingForum

Help Support SoapMakingForum:

pinkduchon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 31, 2008
Messages
282
Reaction score
0
Location
Connecticut
Can patchouli EO smell different even though they have the same plant name? I bought one that smelled really nice and soft (you could say) in a soap and then made the same soap with patchouli from a different company and it smells harsher (if that makes sense). Shouldn't they smell the same?
And where can I get great smelling patchouli? :?:
 

pepperi27

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2007
Messages
1,861
Reaction score
0
Maybe one was stronger than the rest? I bought mine from aura cacia in the health food store. Mine is more heady than anything else.
 

digit

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 5, 2008
Messages
1,373
Reaction score
3
They could be different quality. Location grown and weather can affect the plant which in turn can make a difference in the final oil.

Digit
 

pinkduchon

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 31, 2008
Messages
282
Reaction score
0
Location
Connecticut
Thanks for the advice. I purchased some more from the lady I first bought it from and will remake the batch and hope for my original results!
 

WilsonFamilyPicnic

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 13, 2007
Messages
386
Reaction score
1
Location
East Berlin, PA
there are definately differences in smell depending on your source. also you'll find some labeled "sweet patchouli" or "dark patchouli" which are pretty decriptive to their smell.
 
Top