Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin
About Patchouli Essential Oil
- Used for centuries in perfumery for it’s aphrodisiac and anti-depressive properties
- Excellent for skincare as it’s naturally healing
- A known fixative, can be used in bug repellents as well as in mouthwash
How to Use Patchouli Essential Oil
- Insect repellent
4 drops Patchouli
5 drops Cedarwood
3 drops Eucalyptus, citriodora
2 drops Rose Geranium
Other Ways to Use Patchouli Essential Oil
- As an antiseptic mouthwash: Mix with Tea Tree
- As a “Yoga” blend for the diffuser or to apply on your feet:
2 drops Patchouli
5 drops Grapefruit
To make this a blend for your feet, add above to 15 mL of Jojoba or Olive oil and massage before yoga or meditation
Uses in Ayurveda
- Vata and Pitta Decreasing
- Kapha increasing
Aromatic Profile & Product Details
Earthy and exotic. Used as a sensual aroma that is warmly radiant. A nourishing skin ‘balm’ type of oil. So thick, it’s an excellent fixative for lighter notes.
Blends Well With
- Juniper Berry
BEWARE of imitation fragrances of Patchouli. Non-toxic, non-irritating.
History / Facts of Patchouli Essential Oil
Historically known as “The Hippie Oil” because of it’s earthy aroma.
It could cover up the smell of ‘mysterious scents & smoke’
Can be used as a moth repellent!