The Benefits of Using Patchouli Essential Oil

The Benefits of Using Patchouli Essential Oil

Published by N-Essentials Team on 3rd Apr 2020

Belonging to the Lamiaceae family, the Patchouli or the Pogostemon cablin is a bushy, perennial herb that thrives in humid places and can be mostly found in open fields. It typically grows up to 1 meter in height with egg-shaped leaves and cultivates tiny blooms that are white and pale pink.

The patchouli plant’s main component, patchoulol, is extracted through steam distillation of its dried leaves. Patchoulol is a type of alcohol that plays an important role in the world of scents and is acknowledged for its unwavering fragrance that gets even better through time just like a fine wine.

Patchouli Essential Oil is massively used in Aromatherapy for its rich and earthy scent that gives energy to stale places. It helps to deodorise unpleasant odours and masks them with its restorative, musky fragrance. It works well with essential oils such as lavender, and cypress essential oil when diffused.

Try this DIY Patchouli-Infused Diffuser Blend!


  • 4 drops of patchouli essential oil
  • 4 drops of cypress essential oil
  • 6 drops of lavender essential oil


  • Mix all oils to a small glass bottle. Then, shake it for 2 minutes. Add the right number of drops to your diffuser accordingly.

In Perfumery, patchouli essential oil acts as a base note that gives off a final fragrance once the top notes have evaporated. Base notes are known for their ability to support middle notes in creating a scent that will last for longer periods. It also works to help prolong the effectivity of other perfume ingredients. This makes Patchouli Essential Oil suitable to use for both earthy and floral blends.

Furthermore, Patchouli began to be extensively used throughout the years and became a symbol of luxury in the Victorian Era. Nowadays, many expensive brands incorporate patchouli in making their colognes and perfumes. Why spend too much money when you already have patchouli essential oil at hand?

Be captivated by this DIY Perfume Using Patchouli Essential Oil!


  • 40 drops of patchouli essential oil
  • 10 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil
  • 10 drops of lavender essential oil
  • 50 drops of sweet orange essential oil
  • 2 tbsp of distilled water
  • 4 tbsp of vodka
  • 100 ml dark glass bottle


  • Mix the vodka and distilled water in the 100 ml dark glass bottle. Then, add one drop of each essential oil at a time and thoroughly stir it until all the essential oils are added into the mixture.

In Cosmetics, Patchouli Essential Oil can be used topically when mixed with a carrier oil such as Jojoba Oil or Avocado Oil. It functions to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing visible signs of blemishes and wrinkles. It is also proven to have good benefits for the hair as it helps to remove dandruff and soothe the oily scalp.

Check this DIY Face Wash Using Patchouli Essential Oil!



  • Mix castile liquid soap with all the oils in the foaming dispenser. Shake it for 2-3 minutes. Then, add distilled water and make sure to leave at least 1 inch of space at the top. Shake well but not too much.

Patchouli Essential Oil is incredibly beneficial to many applications especially when used in Aromatherapy, however, it is should not be ingested to avoid complications.

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