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Patchouli Oil NHP Uses and Benefits

Patchouli Oil Product Description

Easily recognized for its rich, musky-sweet fragrance, Patchouli essential oil is both distinct and diverse in its uses. It is often used in perfumes and colognes for the pleasant personal musk it creates when applied to the skin. Patchouli oil is highly beneficial to the skin and can be used topically to promote a smooth, glowing complexion. Its rich chemical properties can create a grounding and balancing environment when diffused, and it is regularly used in scented products such as naturally sourced laundry detergents and air fresheners. Patchouli essential oil is especially useful in aromatherapy for a wide variety of applications*

*NPN: 80060989
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How Do I Use Patchouli Oil?

  1. Aromatic Massage: Patchouli essential has a rich and grounding aroma, perfect for coupling with a soothing massage at the end of a long day.  Enjoy the harmonizing aroma of Patchouli oil by applying one drop to your temples or three to four drops to the neck and shoulders with Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage in circles while inhaling deeply.
  2. Skincare: Patchouli is famed for its applications in skincare and can be used to enhance the appearance of healthy skin. For a smooth and glowing complexion, add two drops of Patchouli essential oil to your daily moisturizer or apply one drop of Patchouli essential oil directly to your skin.
  3. Hair Care: The topical benefits of Patchouli oil can also be used to keep the scalp soothed and looking healthy. Combine one drop with shampoo and massage into hair to soothe dryness of the scalp and to improve the appearance of a healthy scalp.
  4. Personal Aroma: For a sweet, personal musk, consider using Patchouli oil in your essential oil pure-fume or cologne blend! Apply Patchouli oil to your pulse points on its own or combine with sweet-smelling aromas such as citrus essential oils or floral essential oils. Alternatively, add 10 drops of Patchouli oil to a spray bottle filled with water and spray over your body for a pleasant personal aroma when outdoors.
  5. Deodorant: The unique, herbaceous aroma of Patchouli essential makes it an ideal scent to use as a naturally sourced deodorant. Simply apply one or two drops of Patchouli oil to your underarms for a lasting fresh scent and reapply throughout the day as needed.
  6. Diffusion: Add three to five drops of Patchouli essential oil to a diffuser of your choice and diffuse in the home for a grounding, balanced aroma, or combine with a drop of Peppermint essential oil for an earthy and energizing home aroma.

Patchouli Oil in Aromatherapy*

Patchouli essential oil is an especially efficacious essential oil to use in practices of aromatherapy. Patchouli oil is used in aromatherapy: 

  • As a nervine and calmative.
  • For symptomatic relief of acne and boils.
  • To relieve minor skin irritation, cuts, bruises, and burns.
  • As a carminative and antispasmodic for symptomatic relief of digestive discomfort.

*NPN: 80060989

What is Patchouli Oil?

Patchouli essential oil comes from the patchouli plant, Pogostemon cablin, a bushy herb that is part of the mint family. The stems of the plant can reach nearly a meter in height and bear tiny flowers that are pink and white in color. The patchouli plant produces green leaves that are jagged along their edges, which are steamed distilled to produce Patchouli essential oil.  

What Essential Oils Blend Well with Patchouli Oil?

Patchouli blends well with Sandalwood oil, Bergamot oil, Peppermint oil, Geranium oil, Lavender oil, Rose oil, and Clary Sage oil for diffusion.


Not for oral use. Keep out of reach of children. External use only. Avoid contact with eyes and mucous membranes; if this happens, rinse thoroughly with vegetable oil. If accidental ingestion occurs, seek urgent medical attention or contact a Poison Control Center. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have epilepsy or asthma, or if symptoms persist or worsen. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding do not use this product. Do not expose the applied area(s) to the sun for 24 to 48 hours after application. If you experience nausea, dizziness, headache, or an allergic reaction, discontinue use. For prolonged use, consult a healthcare practitioner.

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