Essential Oil Spotlight: Patchouli

A lesser known oil, Patchouli is often overlooked because of its strong and unique scent. This, however, does not take away from its many positive benefits. A member of the mint family, Patchouli’s musky-sweet and earthy aroma makes it a great base for floral blends. It is also a wonderful addition to woody and grounding blends, and can help bring balance to your favorite citrus blend. Scientifically known as Pogostemon cablin, the patchouli plant has been used most prevalently in the fragrance industry and in other scented products such as soaps, detergents, and air fresheners.

How to Use:


  • Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
  • Diffuse alone or with woody aromas for a grounding blend to balance your emotions.


  • Historically used to help reduce appetite,* support healthy circulation,* and to freshen breath. Consume one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.


  • Add to daily moisturizer to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes.
  • Apply to dry areas to help reduce the effects of dry skin.
  • Dilute and use as a deodorant.
  • Use with Peppermint and massage into neck after a long day of work.

Key Benefits

  • Promotes a smooth and glowing complexion
  • Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
  • Strong grounding and balancing effect on emotions

Distilation Method: Steam

Sourcing Origin: Indonesia

Plant Part: Leaf

Fun Fact:

Patchouli’s scent is most recognized from its prevalence in the 60s and 70s, when patchouli incense was often used to help mask other smells.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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