Patchouli Essential Oil

Why & how to use it

Patchouli is a bushy herb from the mint family with stems reaching two or three feet in height and bearing small, pink-white flowers. Easily recognised for its rich, musky-sweet fragrance, Patchouli is regularly used in the perfume industry as well as in scented products such as laundry detergents and air fresheners. Patchouli is beneficial to the skin in many ways. It is often used topically to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and minor skin imperfections and to promote a smooth, glowing looking complexion. The fragrance of Patchouli provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions.


Main Benefits

✅Grounding, balancing aromatic effect on emotions.

✅Promotes a smooth, glowing looking complexion when applied to skin.

✅Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and skin imperfections when applied topically.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

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Suggested ways to use Patchouli Essential Oil

💜Combine with Peppermint and apply to the forehead, temples, or back of the neck after a long day of work.

💜Apply one to two drops to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, or problem skin areas, or add to your favourite moisturiser.

💜Combine with Vetiver and apply to the bottoms of feet to help calm emotions.

💜Patchouli is all things grounding, so if you feel frazzled, pull out the patchouli – and apply on your pulse points or add a few drops in the diffuser.

💜Add a few drops to some epsom salts/magnesium flakes and have a relaxing bath.

💜Apply with some carrier oil to your skin when you’ve been out in too much sun!!

💜Apply to  your facial oil. Perfect oil to add if you’ve got dry skin. Those with underactive thyroid are prone to dry skin.

💜Apply with lavender to skin irritations like insect bites to soothe the skin.

💜Add a drop of patchouli & a drop of grapefruit to your water

💜Diffuse when you’re studying or trying to focus. Patchouli is one of the ingredient’s in InTune, doTERRA’s focus blend. Perhaps add 2 drops patchouli, 2 drops rosemary and 2 drops frankincense for all things focus. 

DIY ideas with patchouli

Make a hair de-tangler. 

Mouth rinse.

✅Cologne  – try one of these blends.

✅Perfume – try something like 5 drops each of patchouli, sandalwood, bergamot and cypress in a 1oml roller topped with fractionated coconut oil.

Diffuser Blend Ideas.



How to get your hands on Patchouli Essential Oil

The best and cheapest way to buy Patchouli (and all of doTERRA’s essential oils) is to open your own wholesale account.

I have put together step by step instructions here to help you do that.

You can always contact me too and I’ll help you get started.



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