Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli Essential Oil

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15ml of Patchouli Essential Oil.

Pogostemon Cabin



Patchouli is a plant that belongs to the same family as Lavender, Mint and Sage. It originated in Southeast Asia and was named by the Tamil people, who also developed it. The name Patchouli comes from the Ancient Tamil words "patchai" and "ellai", which mean "green leaf". The Tamil people used Patchouli for medicinal and culinary purposes, as well as an insect repellent. In Asian countries, it was commonly used in folk medicine to treat various hair problems like dandruff and oily scalp, as well as skin irritations like dryness, acne and eczema.

In the 1800s, Patchouli was used to scent Indian fabrics like fine silks and shawls to keep moths and other insects away. It then spread to the Middle East along the silk trading routes before landing in Europe, thanks to Napoleon, who loved its exotic and intoxicating scent. Since ancient times, Patchouli has been associated with luxury. In Europe, it went from being an insect repellent to an upscale fragrance due to its heady, rich, and distinctive scent. Early European traders exchanged Patchouli for gold, as its high value was worth one Pound of Patchouli for one Pound of gold.

However, the biggest impact of Patchouli was felt during the 1960s and 1970s, at the height of the hippie culture. Its warm, spicy, musky and sensuous scent is commonly associated with the hippie generation and referred to as "the scent of the sixties". Today, Patchouli is an essential ingredient in many famous perfumes, including Bottega Veneto, Chanel (Chance and Coco Mademoiselle), Givenchy (Very Irresistible L'Intense), and Gucci.


Smells Like.

A combination of sweet, spicy, musky and woody notes gives it an earthy and grounding feel, with herbal and minty undertones.


We Say.

Patchouli Essential Oil is a versatile plant extract with numerous benefits. It is known to have a soothing effect on the nervous system and has been traditionally used to alleviate symptoms of stress and depression. The oil is also beneficial for relaxing the mind, soothing irritated skin, and strengthening the hair. Its calming scent works effectively to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression, making it perfect for achieving relaxation, especially during meditation. 

Patchouli Essential Oil is widely used in perfumery, aromatherapy, cosmetic products, home cleaning products, and clothing detergents. Because of its rejuvenating properties, it is often used in anti-aging skincare.



Patchouli oil has various benefits and is commonly used in aromatherapy, where it is known to eliminate unpleasant odours and balance emotions. It is also believed to have aphrodisiac properties by stimulating sensual energy and boosting the libido. When diffused at night, it can promote restful sleep, which in turn improves mood, cognitive function and metabolism.

When diluted and used topically in cosmetic products, this oil provides many benefits to the skin, such as making it look vibrant and feel healthy and smooth. It helps slow the appearance of ageing by tightening and toning the skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes.

In hair care, Patchouli oil may help treat various scalp conditions like psoriasis, eczema and dandruff, which can be painful and irritating. A healthy scalp encourages the growth of stronger, longer and healthier hair.


Vaporiser: Start with 6 to 8 drops.

Diffuser: Start with 6 to 8 drops.

Burner: Start with 6 to 8 drops.

Bath: Add 8 to 12 drops to your bath.

Shower: 3 or 4 drops in the corner of the shower.

Sauna: Add 6 to 8 drops to your ladle of water and pour over hot rocks.

Hands & feet: Add 2 to 4 drops to a bowl of warm water and soak.

On the go: Open the cap and inhale straight from the bottle or add a drop or two to your face mask.



Steam distilled leaves. 


Keep out of reach of children. Do not ingest. Not for internal use. Application to the skin may increase sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid during pregnancy or consult with your doctor before use. Do not apply directly to your skin. Store below 30°C. Keep essential oils away from your pets and do not apply to their skin.

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  • Our essential oils are of the highest quality.
  • We've designed, manufactured & bottled this product here in Australia.
  • Our products are not tested on animals - we prefer friends & family!
  • Please recycle our bottles & packaging.
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