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Parke Co. Grapevine

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This may already have been discussed, but there is sooo much good information here and I don't have time to search through it all. My Q: I have some patchouli from my last order - that I intended to use cause a customer told me she loved it with Lavender. Ugh. I discovered I cannot stand the smell of patchouli! I don't think Lavender alone would be enough balance. Somewhere, sometime, I saw a comment about a fragrance blend with patchouli that even a patchouli hater loved. Any recommendations, so I can figure out a way to use this oil? LOL
 

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Patch/lav is a great combo. Play with the percentages, both have good staying power in my (limited) experience. I usually do around 50/50. Otherwise, I've also mixed it with ylang-ylang to up the floral and tone down the hippie...
 

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Patch/lav is a great combo. Play with the percentages, both have good staying power in my (limited) experience. I usually do around 50/50. Otherwise, I've also mixed it with ylang-ylang to up the floral and tone down the hippie...

Thanks for the info, and for the good laugh! I was a wanna-be hippy a long time ago (but I never liked patchouli.;)
 

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I'm not a huge fan of patch by itself, but so many people love it that I've learned to deal with it...
 

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Look at the blend I posted in the aromatherapy section. It contains quite a bit of patchouli and it mellows out to smell wonderful.
 

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Is this Patchouli EO? My FO smells different and sweeter but I very much dislike both.
Better than Lemongrass though :sick: I can't even use LG for customer unless its blended with Litsea or another citrus at about 40/60.. makes me get a headache in 30 sec.
 

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i'm not a fan of patch either, but I adore my friend's "voodoo lavender" 4 parts lavender & 1 part patch e/o...even my hubby loves it! it's the first bar to always get used up and sometimes I shampoo my hair with it just for the wonderful scent!
 

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From Nature's Garden: Patchouli blends well with Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon Leaf, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Myrrh, the sweeter citrus oils, Neroli, Nutmeg, Rose, as well as other base notes: Sandalwood, Rosewood, Vetiver.

Not a big fan of it so I probably would use it very sparingly with lavendar, a citrus, and ylang ylang.
 

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Never been a big patch fan, BUT, can't get enough of patch/ orange EO. 5 fold orange. 4 or 5 parts orange to 1 part patch.

Nice thing about patch - don't feel you have to use it up fast because a 10 year old patch FO is like soaping with GOLD! :)
 

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Never been a big patch fan, BUT, can't get enough of patch/ orange EO. 5 fold orange. 4 or 5 parts orange to 1 part patch.

Nice thing about patch - don't feel you have to use it up fast because a 10 year old patch FO is like soaping with GOLD! :)

What do u mean?
In what way?
 

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Nice thing about patch - don't feel you have to use it up fast because a 10 year old patch FO is like soaping with GOLD! :)

I have just finished off a bottle of patch eo that I've had about 10 years and which smelled lovely, so obviously I've ordered some more now that I've started soaping but I was so disappointed because it doesn't smell the same at all, in fact I really don't like the new batch. I couldn't work out whether it was because it was from a different supplier or just because its fresher but you've got me thinker the latter now, so maybe I'll just put it away in storage for a few years and try to source some more in the meantime. :)
 

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