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Patchouli Essential Oil

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Name: Patchouli Essential Oil 

Species: Pogostemon cablin

Part: Leaf

Extraction: Steam Distilled

Aroma: Smooth and musky with a splash of spice


Patchouli Essential Oil 100% Pure

Name: Patchouli Essential Oil
Batch: PC907P8
Species: Pogostemon cablin
Part: Leaf
Extraction: Steam Distilled
Class: Sesquiterpenol
Source: India
Color: Dark Golden Brown
Consistency: Thick
Note: Base
Aroma: Smooth and musky with a splash of spice
Blend Ideas: Black Pepper, Cilantro, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lime, Marjoram, Sweet Orange, and Vetiver

We source only pure essential oils.

This is truly a find for patchouli essential oil.  Patchouli is one of the few oils that ages extremely well and it's therapeutic properties get better with time.  Distilled in 2009 and aged in an oak barrel, our patchouli is well-aged and finally ready for your aromatherapy arsenal.  Many sources liken patchouli essential oil to a fine wine and we concur . . . especially with this batch.

Not only does it get better with age, but the scent is often an acquired taste.  It grows on you.  I remember the first time I opened a bottle of this oil.  I closed it.  Immediately.  Put it in my oil drawer and left it for months.  Then one day, I tried it again.  And again.  And again.  Today, I truly love the scent!  What I'm saying is that you should give this oil a chance.  It's therapeutic properties are absolutely awesome and if you're like me, you eventually grow to enjoy the scent.  TIP:  When I gave it those second, third, and fourth tries, I blended it with oils like sweet orange, grapefruit, and lemon.  Now I like it blended or unblended, but I did have to blend to enjoy the benefits in the beginning.

Americans who were part of the "hip" culture in the 60's will remember patchouli fondly, as it was a common scent during that time period but it's been used in Asian nations as a scent for hundreds of years.  Don't be surprised if your mother or grandmother recognizes it!

Today, I use it in skincare blends regularly.  It helps reduce puffiness, tightens and tones skin — and gives aggrieved skin a chance to heal itself; it may reduce the appearance of cellulite.  It's good in blends for oily skin and hair as well.  It's also one of the few oils that is extremely calming in low amounts and invigorates in large amounts, so keep this in mind when you use it.  Personally, I enjoy a drop in my diffuser blend at night.

I also used it on a coat and had honestly forgotten about it until recently as I was standing in line to pay for gasoline.  A young lady walked passed me, turned around, and asked if I was wearing patchouli.  All I could do was laugh.  When I first sprayed that coat, I used too much!  It's been a couple of months and is much calmer now, but obviously still there.  You can do something similar with any of you oils.  I got rubbing alcohol and patchouli and mixed them in a spray bottle, then sprayed the coat.  I suggest you go light with patchouli if that's what you choose to use.  Citrus oils will dissipate faster, so you may want to do a blend of citrus and patchouli.

Those who pray and/or meditate will appreciate the calm, focus, and grounding that patchouli essential oil offers during these moments.  Try blending equal amounts of patchouli and another oil for memory and concentration together for an even better effect.

Pay attention to your appetite when you're using this oil.  Some people have reported that they have less appetite.  I can't use it often for this reason.

Fair warning . . . . many sources list this one as an aphrodisiac.  You may end up with more than you bargained for.  This is a fantastic oil for romantic massage blends (not to be used in sensitive areas, please!).

This is one of the few oils that we highly recommend purchasing the version with the extra glass pipette dropper because it's a thick oil and doesn't always like to come out of euro droppers (some of you call this an orifice reducer).  If you do purchase the glass pipette dropper version, please remember to keep it away from children!

With our pre-diluted oils . . . if diluted for kids is the highest dilution you see, it’s also the max dilution possible. Pre-diluted oils are in fractionated coconut oil.

2 reviews for Patchouli Essential Oil

  1. Shari Wittlif (verified owner)

    Light and Lovely! My favorite patchouli now! Much more affordable compared to a certain mlm company, thank you for that, DeRu! This one will not disappoint, I assure you!

  2. Christina Winton (verified owner)

    Let me start by saying I’m not a patchouli lover, in fact I normally avoid blends that contain patchouli because it’s all I smell and I hate it. I have found ONE patchouli that I enjoy, an Indian patchouli dark. While reading the description of this patchouli I noticed it too is an Indian patchouli, and the description sounded quite lovely so I decided to give it a shot.

    It’s fantastic. It’s a bit softer, with a touch of fruitiness, well rounded. A bit lighter than the patchouli that I actually enjoy. I decided to use some in my diffuser necklace with orange and loved it.

    A few days later I made a few hand balms, and decided I’d do a couple with this patchouli as a treat – they’re the only ones I’ve been using lol.

    Last night, instead of reaching for my typical night blend I decided to use some of this patchouli instead, and I decided I didn’t really want anything else added. I diffused JUST patchouli! It’s that good.

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Patchouli Essential Oil Safety Info

According to Tisserand and Young, Patchouli essential oil may inhibit blood clotting. This oil should be avoided orally if you take take anticoagulant medication, are having major surgery, have a peptic ulcer, or have hemophilia or other bleeding disorders. Maximum topical dilution is 1.1%  Patchouli essential oil should still follow the safety guidelines below. ~ Source:  Tisserand, Robert and Young, Rodney. Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (2013). Reading the full profile for Patchouli essential oil is highly suggested by your DeRu Staff.

While we’ve made this clear that we are selling this essential oil to use in your diffuser, your inhaler, or topically (diluted), it is a pure essential oil and can be used as such.  With all essential oils:

  • Never use them undiluted, in eyes or mucus membranes (this includes mouth, ear canals, noses, genital regions as well as internal areas).  The strength of essential oils can easily damage these soft tissue areas.
  • Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.
    Keep away from children.
  • If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).

  • Oral Safety is only given because many people have been told to take oils internally.  Because several people look to us for safety advice, we feel obligated to offer those safety statements, although we do not believe anyone should be ingesting essential oils without being guided by an expert.  Experts will take your medical history into account before they suggest oils for you to ingest, diffuse, or use topically.

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    The International Federation of Aromatherapists does not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.

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