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Pol J Cosmetol 2008, 11(3): 197-209pl,enadd to cart

Patchouli oil in cosmetics and perfume products

Joanna Borowiecka, Marta Kozłowska, Patrycja Modlińska-Qawoq

Zakład Środków Zapachowych, Katedra Kosmetologii, Wydział Farmaceutyczny Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi

Patchouli oil is present in all parts of Pogostemon cablin plant. When freshly distilled it is green and exhibits an intense wood-earth-camphorous fragrance. The main components of the oil are: patchoulol, α-patchoulene, α-bulnesene and β-caryophyllene. The oil is a component of aromatherapeutic mixtures applied in depression and treatment of acne. In perfumery products it is a component of fragrance compositions of wood, wood-flower, wood-spicy, chypre and fougere. These days, the perfumery industry applies synthetic compounds of patchouli fragrance.

Key words: patchouli, cosmetics, perfumes