Patchouli Essential Oil Profile

patchouli-essential-oilPatchouli essential oil is well known for its musky, sweet, and earthy fragrance, along with its Earth and Fire balancing energies.

Patchouli is most commonly used in aphrodisiac blends to increase sensuality. The oil is also commonly used in facial and skin care oils, as it works wonders for all skin types.

Patchouli is known to facilitate attraction of peace, abundance, and individual growth. Like fine wine, patchoulis aroma and effectiveness improves with the aging of the oil. Miracle Botanicals Dark Aged Patchouli has been given the proper aging time, allowing the oil to have a much more desirable scent opposed to a fresher variety.

General Information:

Botanical Name: Pogostemon Cablin

Botanical Family: Labiatae

Derived From: Leaves from the Patchouli Plant

Origin: Indonesia

Method of Extraction: Steam Distilled from the Patchouli Leaves

Aroma: Earthy, Musky, Deep, Spicy, Sweet

Physcal Description: Dark Amber-colored oil

Blends with: Bergamot, Bulgarian Rose, Cedarwood, Chamomile (Roman), Clary Sage, Clove Bud, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Jasmine, Lavender, Melissa, Myrrh, Neroli, Peppermint, Rosemary, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vetiver, and Ylang Ylang.


Emotional: Patchouli essential oil is commonly known as one of the most effective aphrodisiacs. The oil particularly assists with sexual issues including impotency, loss of interest in sex, frigidity, and erectile problems. Patchouli is also an excellent antidepressant, as it instills feelings of hope, while uplifting mood and relaxing tension.

Skincare: For the skin, patchouli essential oil helps greatly with aging skin, as the oil is cytophylactic, which is a substance that protects the cells of an organism. Mainly patchouli has been proven to regenerate and rejuvenate new skin cells, however, the oil also helps the body generate new body cells and red blood cells. The regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin cells helps keep the skin young, healthy, and vibrant! Patchouli is antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-fungal, allowing the treatment of skin conditions such as, dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, and eczema. While treating these conditions, the oil provides regulation of oily skin and scarring on the skin!

Physical: As a cell rejuvenator, the oil can be used on deep cuts, wounds, and scars to reduce the appearance of old and forming scars. Patchouli essential oil is a powerful astringent which induces contractions in muscles, skin, and nerves. This allows the oil to assist with strengthening loose gums, loose muscles, and hair loss. Patchouli also works as a tonic assisting with the toning of the entire body. It helps tone up the liver, intestines, and metabolic functions, allowing a better functioning metabolism when food is being decomposed and absorbed by the body. Patchouli essential oil is also a powerful anti-inflammatory. The oil assists by calming inflammations and sedating convulsions, coughs, and epileptic attacks. It also soothes the inflammation caused by fever, allowing relief. Lastly, patchouli is a powerful fungicide! It inhibits growth of fungal bacterias and infections, providing ultimate protection from these dis-eases!

Spiritual: Patchouli essential oil stimulates the conscious mind and stabilizes the etheric mind. The oil also clears environmental energies and neutralizes disharmonic frequencies, making it useful for purification and space clearing rituals, such as meditation and yoga practices. Patchouli induces feelings of growth, love, luck, and especially peace!

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Chakras Affected:

First Chakra: Root Chakra In the root chakra, patchouli essential oil assists with healing feelings of separation and isolation from others. These feelings can result in fear, anxiety, and depression, however, patchouli can help one feel stable, peaceful, uplifted, and abundant.

Second Chakra: Sacral Chakra Patchouli is an excellent aphrodisiac, which can assist with impotence and lack of sexual drive. Patchouli also assists in the second chakra with uncertainty, lack of confidence, and bitterness, as the oil disperses negative energies and low self esteem.

Third Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra Patchouli supports the third chakra on a physical level by lessening nervous tension, which, stresses the adrenal glands. When stress is put on the adrenal glands, the body goes into a fight or flight mode response, where the heart rate is increased, blood pressure is raised, and ones immune system is suppressed. Patchouli essential oil assists with relieving this nervous tension and releasing stress from the adrenal glands!

Seventh Chakra: Crown Chakra The crown chakra is the chakra that governs prayer and meditation in our lives. Through the calmness and quieting of the mind, we become open to receiving. Patchouli essential oil is one of the high frequency oils which allows us to quiet our minds and be in unity with the Divine!


Physical Leaves: Green

Oil: Dark Amber

Etheric: Red, Orange, Violet, Gold, and Purple

Contraindications: NONE.

Methods of Usage:

Neat: Place a drop or two directly onto clean and intact skin. A couple drops on the wrists, shoulders, temples or neck imparts a strong woodsy and honey-like aroma. Note: This oil should not be used undiluted on facial skin!

Blended with Carrier: Use 5 drops per 1 TBL of carrier oil such as grapeseed, rosehip, jojoba or hazelnut oils, and massage over any area where you would like for healing to occur.

Bath: Place 8 drops into 3 handfuls of bath salt and disperse, or add 8 drops to vodka or whole milk and disperse.

Shower: Soak for at least 3 minutes in steamy shower, then with the water off or turned away from the body, allow 5-7 drops to fall in the palm of the hand and distribute all over wet body (not face). The oil will penetrate very quickly, and the body can be rinsed again, or not.

Diffuser: Follow diffuser manufacturers instructions, but typically add about 8 drops.
Room Deodorizer: Add 15 drops per 2oz distilled water and spray as desire