Absolute Aromas and every oil in the organic range have been certified by the Soil Association. Each oil can be traced back to the farm where the plant was grown, through each stage of production and finally to the beautiful finished product. The organic range has been sourced from many reputable farms around the world. Absolute Aromas have visited many of the farms themselves, in order to ensure that the high levels of quality and purity that have made Absolute Aromas stand out in the marketplace, remain at the forefront of their company ethos.Indonesia is by far the largest producer of Patchouli. It is extensively used in perfumes, in combination with a wide variety of other oils. This oil is unusual in that it that tends to improve with age. This organic essential oil is produced by steam distillation of the leaves. It is not very easy to produce as it is a very sticky oil, and can result in a low yield. The distinctive aroma of Patchouli makes it familiar to many people and may explain its popularity in perfumes and skincare products. Try blending 1 drop of Patchouli, 1 drop of Geranium and 2 drops of Bergamot in 10ml of Apricot Kernel oil to use as a facial oil. A few drops each of Patchouli and Lavender added to an unfragranced handcream or vegetable oil, make a treat for neglected hands and feet.