Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli Essential Oil

Pogostemon cablin

Patchouli essential oil has a rich musky-sweet, strong spicy and herbaceous smell. It is light yellow to dark brown in color and is a thick oil.

It originated in Indonesia.

Extraction Method:
Patchouli oil is extracted by the process of steam distillation.

Chemical composition:
B-patchoulene, a-guaiene, caryophyllene, a-patchoulene, seychellene, a-bulnesene, norpatchoulenol, patchouli alcohol and pogostol.

Therapeutic properties:
Antidepressant, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicide, insecticide, sedative and tonic.


  1. Patchouli oil has a balancing effect on the emotions and banishes lethargy, fighting depression and anxiety.
  2. It is effective for fungal and bacterial infection and is of great help for insect bites. It could also be used as an insect repellant.
  3. It is effective in fighting water retention and to break up cellulite, easing constipation and helps in reducing weight. 
  4. It helps when feeling hot and bothered, while cooling down inflammations, also assisting with wound healing.
  5. This oil is one of the best tissue regenerator, which helps in stimulating the growth of new skin cells.
  6. It promotes faster healing and also, but also helps to prevent ugly scars of the wounds.
  7. Patchouli oil is  used to treat acne, eczema, sores, ulcers, any fungal infections, and  scalp disorders as well.


  • It is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, but the smell of patchouli oil may be a little persistent for some people and large doses may cause loss of appetite in some individuals.

Blends well with:

Sandalwood, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Orange, Myrrh and Clary sage.