Kandra is so very excited! Why? Because Patchouli is her favourite scent… And we’ve had numerous requests for a soap with Patchouli recently. So the soap factory will be filled with the sweet and sweet scent during a couple of days to allow our customers to enjoy.
Now comes the most important issue… which color soap should it be? Use the form below to provide your color preference, and we’ll make a batch of patchouli soap in the coming week using the most popular color.
Here’s a picture of just some colors taken from Kandra’s book about making use of natural ingredients to create shade in soap. Each color is derived using teas, botanicals, or infusions (you know, things like carrots, charcoal, indigo, as well as other roots and flowers.)
If you’re curious, Here’s a quick overview of Patchouli
Close-up eye-level view of flowering patchouli plant, also known as Pogostemon cablin, used in aromatherapy, essential oils, and herbal medicine.
Patchouli is a herbaceous green plant, which is a member of the mint family and is able to grow up to around 3 feet. Its essential oils are extracted from stems and leaves. It’s native to tropical regions in the southeast part of Asia.
Although Patchouli is frequently connected with the counter-culture movement in the 1960s, it’s actually a smell for hippies who were rebels against the establishment.
The West was first exposed to the smell of Patchouli when fabrics, as well as spices and other items that traveled through trade routes, were stuffed with leaves of Patchouli to guard against insects and moths. The intoxicating scent was subsequently to be associated with exotic objects from in the Far East, and for people to think that silk smelled similar to Patchouli, lest they be fooled!
The scent is calming and sedating, which makes it an ideal choice for meditation. Many find the intense fragrance of the musky to be stimulating and encouraging feelings of self-confidence and freedom. Essential oil is cleansing and strengthens the skin in order to help balance the production of sebum in the skin. You might be able to enjoy a trip to a show at which you were dancing the night away along with the dwarf rats and your uncle buddies… but you’re right, that’s Kandra’s memory!