Patchouli Essential Oil

Pogostemon cablin is native to tropical regions of Asia.

For external use only. Use with a diffuser or apply topically.

Known Uses

Patchouli oil has long time been used as an insect repellent. It is known to be effective in combatting depression by stimulating the release of serotonin and dopamine.

It is useful in fighting fevers and reducing inflammation.

It can be used as an antiseptic protecting wounds from infection, including tetanus.

It has been used as an aphrodisiac for hundreds of years for both men and women by stimulating estrogen and testosterone and combatting impotency, erectile dysfunctions, and low sexual drive.

Patchouli oil is promotes good circulation and the growth of new skin cells, helping with the healing of scars (including those left from acne, chicken pox, boils, and measles) and keeping skin looking young.

It helps remove harmful toxins from the body by increasing urination.

It is an antifugal, known to fight Athlete's Foot.

It helps calm and relax the body for a good night's sleep.


Patchouli has been used for centuries as an insect repellent as well as a deodorant or perfume. In the 18th and 19th century Chinese silk traders used the oil to repel moths from their silks. Patchouli oil became widely used in the United States as part of the hippie movement during the 1960s and 1970s.


Avoid contact with the eyes or mucous membranes. Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after application. Patchouli's strong aroma may be irritating to some people, so it is best to use in diluted amounts. Internal use may have toxic effects.

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