Where to Buy Dried Patchouli Leaves

Where to Buy Dried Patchouli Leaves

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When searching for patchouli leaves, it is essential to ensure that they are chemical-free and in good condition.

This article will provide information on where to purchase patchouli leaves and how to identify high-quality options.

People have utilized patchouli for its natural fragrance, incense, and medicinal properties for centuries.

Dried patchouli leaves have also been used in spiritual practices, such as meditation, smudging, and witchcraft, as they are believed to purify, cleanse, and heal.

There are various forms of patchouli available on the market, including dried leaves, incense sticks and cones, incense powder, essential oils, essential oil blends, and soaps.

However, the challenge comes in finding high-quality dried leaves, as the quality can vary significantly.

Where to Buy Dried Patchouli Leaves

In South East Asia it is very common to find dried patchouli in health food stores or in shops that sell herbal medicines or ingredients for perfumes and incense. 

In my own town of Siem Reap in Cambodia (it’s been my home for a while now), dried patchouli leaves are sold in a French-owned shop, Senteurs D’Angkor. However in Western countries they are not so easily available and when found can be a little expensive, but if you have time it may be worth visiting some garden centers or shops that sell exotic ingredients and medicinal herbs, you may be lucky.

Online Shopping

Buying dried patchouli leaves online can be confusing. How can you tell if the patchouli is real or only smells like chemicals? The reality is that there are many patchouli products available online that are subpar.

Fortunately, the solution to this problem is relatively simple. You can start by researching the product online and reading honest reviews. Then, make sure that you only buy the products that have high ratings and the most positive reviews. You can also find real user reviews on big ecommerce sites such as Amazon, eBay, Etsy, etc.

Patchouli leaves are easily available on Amazon. Here is a 1oz packet of dried cut organic patchouli, wild harvested as opposed to farm grown:

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Bulk Herbs: Patchouli Leaf

Most Popular on Amazon:

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Patchouli Herb – Dried Pogostemon cablin
1 Oz Patchouli Leaf Cut Herb
Herbs for Incense: Patchouli and Sage
Herbs: Patchouli Dried Herb

Green Earth Products is a company based in India and is one of the largest exporters of dried patchouli and other dried herbs, exporting them throughout the world. Their products can be found here:

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Patchouli Leaves

Etsy also has a selection of dried patchouli leaf products in various packaging and at a range of prices.

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Photo: essentialnaturopathy.com.au

And as a final option, you can also grow your own patchouli plant to obtain dried patchouli leaves.

Video: Patchouli Herb in My Home Garden

What to look for When buying Online

Before buying dried patchouli leaves online, there are a few things you should know.

Let’s look at some important aspects that you might want to take into consideration before buying:

There are four different types of patchouli plant: the botanical genus Pogostemon has four varieties, P. Cablin, P. Heyneanus, P. Paniculatus, and P. Plectranthoides. Each of these are patchouli plants, but only P. Cablin produces the best quality fragrance. 

The other three are inferior and their scent can be unpleasant in incense or oil form.

P. Heyneanus is often sold as dried leaves but does not have the same quality as P. Cablin, and the variety of leaf should be identified by the retailer on the site.

It’s important to buy from a reputable source. You should find a patchouli supplier whose specialty is herbs and essential oils in order to ensure its quality. It’s best not to buy dried patchouli leaves from a provider who sells all sorts of fancy items in general.

You want to be sure that the patchouli you buy is high-quality and does not contain any chemicals.

True Patchouli

Genuine dried patchouli sold online should always have the description Pogostemon Cablin included in the advert, and this variety is known as “the true patchouli”. 

Video: BORN IN THE WILD, CRAFTED BY DIOR – Indonesian Patchouli

The best quality is the wild harvested, fully organic variety, with an average price that can vary between $5 to $12 for 1 ounce, depending on the quality of the raw ingredient and also the packaging.

Better quality patchouli leaves are usually vacuum packed to retain the natural oils but good quality dried patchouli can still be found in more simple packaging.

Parting Words

I hope this information has been helpful in guiding you towards purchasing high-quality patchouli leaves, even from the convenience of your own home.

If you know anyone who may be interested in learning more about dried patchouli leaves, please feel free to share this article with them.

Also, if you have any questions or concerns about buying patchouli leaves, please leave a comment below. I am happy to share whatever knowledge and experience I have with you.

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