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.
- Used in aromatherapy as a nervine and calmative.
- Used in aromatherapy for symptomatic relief of acne and boils.
- Used in aromatherapy to relieve minor skin irritation, cuts, bruises, and burns.
- Used in aromatherapy as a carminative and antispasmodic for symptomatic relief of digestive discomfort.
Apply topically under arms as a natural deodorant.
Add to daily moisturizer to promote a radiant complexion.
Combine one drop with shampoo and massage into hair to soothe dry scalp.
Combine with equal parts Peppermint and apply to temples and neck after a long workday.
Combine ½ teaspoon baking soda, two tablespoons water, two drops Peppermint oil, and one drop Patchouli oil to create a mouth rinse.
Diffuse for a grounding, balance aroma.
Add 10 drops to a spray bottle filled with water and spray over body when outdoors for a pleasant aroma.