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Patchouli Essential Oil


Patchouli has been used since ancient times as a scenting agent in incense. It’s well known in aromatherapy to be a calming, soothing oil that can also help protect the skin from bug bites and relieve certain skin conditions.

Name of Oil:  Patchouli

Latin Binomial:  Pogostemon cablin

Extraction Method:  Steam

Countries of Origin:  Indonesia

Scent Profile:  Earthy, woody

Parts used in distillation:  Leaves

Oil Characteristics: Golden brown, medium to thick viscosity, strong aroma

Cultivation:  Organically Grown

Zodiac Signature Oil:  Scorpio 

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Used in aromatherapy for the symptomatic relief of:

acne, eczema, fatigue, oily skin, mature skin, insect repellent, chapped skin and in hair care

Used in aromatherapy to help ease emotional symptoms of:

stress, depression and anxiety.


Widely used in perfumery and incense making. Signature scent in the 60s.

Chemical Constituents

patchouli alcohol, busnesol, norpatchoulenol, a-guaiene, a-bulnesene, b-patchoulene, cyloseychellene,patchoulipyridine, epiguaipyridine, guaipyridine, eugenol, cinnamaldehyde, benzaldehyde, pogostone

Safety & References

Safety Data:

May inhibit blood clotting

Books Cited:

The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2nd Edition – Salvatore Battaglia

Essential Oil Safety , 2nd Edition – Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young 

The Complete Book of Essential Oils &Aromatherapy – Valerie Wormwood

Aromatherapeutic Blending – Jennifer Peace Rhind

The Fragrant Mind – Valerie Wormwood

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