Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli has an extremely rich, sweet-herbaceous, aromatic, spicy and woody-balsamic odor. There is an almost wine-like ethereal floral sweetness in the top notes and this sweetness remains throughout all of the stages of dryout.
Patchouli, like vetiver, sandalwood, cedar and frankincense is a perfume fixative. A fixative is a necessary component of a perfume, with its rich and deep scent and the power of holding top and middle notes to the skin for long periods. Patchouli has long been used for beautifying the skin. Aside from being a famous perfume, it is added to many skin lotions and potions. It has the ability as a soothing tonic to restore your skin’s youthful glow and grace. It can be very effective in calming and clearing red and upset adolescent skin. It is also used in solution of a carrier oil to apply to nails which may be suffering from yellowing or cracking.
As for the mind, Patchouli is first thought of for its sensual power in creating an amorous atmosphere. Adding patchouli to your diffuser along with ylang-ylang, bergamot and frankincense will create a sweet space to become uplifted and adored.
How To Use Patchouli Essential Oil
- Massage or Perfume Oil: Patchouli's aroma is rich, sensuous and earthy. Being a very strong base note, it can easily overtake other oils. For perfumery and fixative purposes, when combining essential oils, it is recommended to limit patchouli to 5% or less of the total oil content. Start with one drop and let some time pass before adding more to your blend. Once you like your essential oil blend, you may add to a few ounces of your favorite carrier oil. This mixture can be used for a massage, or you may just rub a few drop of it onto your wrists for perfume or use it as a light deodorant. See our section below on Patchouli’s aromatic profile and blending to begin creating your own signature perfume.
Other Ways to Use Patchouli Essential Oil
While patchouli oil has a wide array of therapeutic uses, this particular special reserve aged variety lends itself particularly well to perfume blending and other aromatic usages.
- Direct Palm Inhalation: Diluted in quality carrier oil such as marula oil or jojoba oil, our patchouli oil can be used through direct palm inhalation.
- Aromatic Bath: Add patchouli oil to a relaxing bath oil blend to feel deeply moisturized and nourished.
- Bedtime Massage Blend: Blend patchouli oil with other skin-friendly oils such as frankincense oil and dilute in a coconut oil or rose hip seed oil carrier. Apply this mixture lightly to the whole body before bed to absorb the healing effects, and wake up feeling re-energized and rejuvenated.
- Rejuvenating Massage Blend: Blend our warming patchouli oil with other oils, dilute in a carrier oil, and use as a massage blend when you feel disconnected or worn out.
- Romance Blend: Blend patchouli with jasmine and rose and welcome your partner into a luxurious evening of romance and sensuality—add to a massage oil base or a spritzer bottle with water and spray throughout your space.
Safety Considerations for Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli oil is non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. Do not take patchouli essential oil internally.
Aromatic Profile and Blending of Patchouli Essential Oil
This organic patchouli essential oil from India is light with delicate, earthy notes rounding out the soft herbaceous and mildly spicy bouquet. Patchouli oil blends well with myrrh oil, sandalwood oil, geranium oil, lavender oil, clary sage oil, cypress oil, lemon essential oil and cinnamon oil.