Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli essential oil, Pogostemon cablin, is steam distilled from the large, aromatic velvety leaves of a bushy herb. A member of the mint family, patchouli grows wild in India. It has the exotic, woodsy, musky, earthy scent that will take the children of the 1960s on a trip down memory lane. We have discovered that while some people absolutely love the scent, others seem to absolutely hate it. 

Patchouli oil seems to calm everything down, including the skin. It is a very skin-nourishing oil with anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, making it a good choice to help ease acne, dermatitis, and eczema. As it boosts circulation it increases oxygen to the cells to help retain a healthy-looking, youthful appearance. Don’t let its powerful scent fool you, it is a gentle oil that calms, tones, and tightens the skin, is used in many anti-wrinkle products, and may be helpful with mature skin.

In hair care, patchouli balances oil production making it a great treatment for oily scalp and dandruff as well as for dry hair and scalp.

Aromatherapy Properties: The woody, sweet, spicy, musky, and sensuous aroma is the scent of love and is believed to be a very effective aphrodisiac. The warmth and depth of its aroma opens the heart, heightens the senses, and makes this relaxing and peace-inducing oil a favorite for meditation. The soothing, mood-enhancing fragrance is grounding and emotionally balancing, improves mood and cognitive function, and allows the mind, body and spirit to relax as it calms emotions. By reducing anxiety it helps reduce insomnia and promote the faster onset of restful sleep.


Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.

Precautions: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have any medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified, licensed health professional prior to use. For external use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Keep out of reach of children.

No two people are alike. Some people may develop an allergic reaction that is unique to them, even with natural or organic ingredients. Be sure to discontinue use if you experience discomfort or any indication that the product ingredients may not be suitable for your body.

If you are trying a new product we suggest doing a small patch test. 

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