Welcome to our sustainability series Farm Fresh, where we explore the eco-conscious ingredients used in our RESERVE and RESERVE Avant Garden fragrances and share how we give back to our farmers. In addition to supporting the farmers and their communities, we’re committed to crafting products with the safest ingredients, avoiding anything that may be potentially linked to health or environmental issues (see our No-To list).
First, it’s important to truly understand what “sustainable” means.
Here’s how we define it:
- Responsibly sourced and doesn’t deplete the planet’s natural resources.
- Gives back to the farmers and their communities.
- Maintains an eco-conscious life cycle, from green manufacturing to recyclable packaging.
Patchouli is a signature note in RESERVE Avant Garden Galbanum & Rain, providing the earthy musk in this woody green favorite.
We have invested in a 10-year roadmap to drive a sustainable Patchouli supply chain by partnering with long-term local ally Naturals Together, a leader in Indonesian essential oils. To ensure a sustainable supply of Patchouli from Indonesia, we guarantee a minimum fair price to Patchouli farmers and help train them to improve productivity and cost management. Our investment in the farmers allows full traceability of the oils and increased income for their livelihoods.
5 Fun Facts
The essential oil is extracted from the Patchouli plant of the Lamiaceae mint family that grows up to 3 feet in height.
The aromatic herb is known for its signature woody, sweet, and spicy scent that provides its raw earthy quality.
Studies have shown that patchouli oil has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and pain-relieving properties.
Some use the shrubby perennial to treat dandruff, fungal infections, and eczema.
Other creative applications of the plant include using its leaves as an herbal tea or trying it in a diffuser for aromatherapy.