Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) – Essential Oil


SKU: 15150

Patchouli, from Tamil paccuḷi, is from the Lamiaceae plant family, commonly called the “mint” or “deadnettle” family. The plant grows as a bushy herb, with erect stems reaching around 2.5 feet in height and bearing small, pale pink/white flowers. Native to the tropical regions of Asia, it is now cultivated throughout China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Japan and Malaysia. The heavy and strong scent of patchouli has been used for centuries in perfumes and, more recently, in incense, insect repellants, and complimentary medicine.

Patchouli essential oil was traditionally used in Asian folk medicine to treat hair problems like dandruff and oily scalp, as well as skin irritations like dryness, acne, and eczema. Both relaxing and uplifting, Patchouli eases stress and anxiety and can relieve depression. Patchouli may also ease the symptoms of colds, headaches and stomach upsets.

Blends well with: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Myrrh, Ginger, Lavender, Oakmoss, Neroli and Clary Sage.

How to Use:

  • Blend 10 drops of Patchouli, 4 drops of Ginger, 4 drops of Lavender and 4 drops of Myrrh into 50ml of Sesame oil for a decongesting balm when you have a chest cold.
  • Add a few drops to a carrier oil and use topically for skin irritations like dryness, acne, and eczema.

Cautions & contraindications: 

External use only. Do not use undiluted. Avoid eye area and if epileptic or pregnant. Information provided does not substitute for professional advice and care.


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