Patchouli Essential Oil

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This post was most recently updated on December 5th, 2018

Patchouli Essential Oil



latin name = Pogostemon cablin

The essential oil is Steam distilled from flowers

Patchouli is anti-infectious, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and used as a decongestant!

When I smell Patchouli essential oil, I think of the sixties and Hippies. 

It was a very popular scent at that time,  with a  long history of being used as a perfume.

Know for a very strong earthy scent.

Patchouli Essential Oil

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Commonly used for:

  • skin and wrinkles
  • insect repellent                             Patchouli Essential Oil
  • chapped skin
  • digestive system
  • itching
  • dermatitis
  • eczema
  • hemorrhoids
  • tissue regeneration
  • curb appetite
  • dandruff
  • wounds
  • depression/anxiety
  • relaxation

Patchouli Essential Oil 10 mL
Patchouli Essential Oil 10 mL

It mixes well with bergamot, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, ginger, lavender, lemongrass, myrrh, pine, rosewood, sandalwood, cinnamon, rose and orange.


Patchouli grows everywhere on the Seychelles Island and in the past was even considered a weed by the locals there.


It is known as a very safe oil.  Only use while pregnant if under your doctors care, also it is not recommended to use it when you are nursing because it can pass into your breast milk.


Have you used  Patchouli Essential Oil? 

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Info from:  Essential Oils Desk Ref,  Heart of Aromatherapy by Andrea Butje, and me!


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