Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli Essential Oil
A strong, slightly sweet, intoxicating scent; having a dark, musky-earthy aroma profile, reminiscent of wet soil. Due to its intense scent, even when diluted, a little Patchouli oil goes a long way. Used often as a medicinal ingredient to treat skin inflammations and scars, headaches, colic, muscle spasms, bacterial and viral infections.
Uses & Recipes For Patchouli Essential Oil
These are great for small rooms. Patchouli’s rich chemical properties can have a grounding and balancing effect on emotions, when used aromatically. Fairly strong & intoxicating. This oil pairs well with Bergamot, Frankincense, Ginger, Lavender, & Lemongrass. Use a carrier oil like Sweet Almond oil, available cheaply at most supermarkets.
These essential oil reed diffusers release a very light, subtle scent and do not compare to the very strong, overpowering scent that’s released by the commercial reed diffusers which use artificially scented oils. You’ll need to flip the reeds once a week to refresh the scent. Once the reeds are completely saturated, you’ll need to replace them with new reeds. You will also need to replace your oil once it starts to lose its scent or if it starts to smell “off” – usually after a month or so.
¾ fill a glass container preferably with a small neck, with your sweet Almond oil. You may have one lying around, or pick up one from a dollar shop.
Add at least four tablespoons of Vodka (brings out the fragrance). You can also use denatured or rubbing Alcohol. Denatured works best, because of its higher alcohol content.
Reeds we have supplied free. These are cotton fibre, & work exceptionally well.
Add 50-70 drops Patchouli oil, personal preference applies. You may wish to combine with some of our other suggested oils.
These are the plug-in ones: ultrasonic, with auto shut-off, great for a larger room. You only use water with a few drops of oil: To view
Fragrances: make your own!
Half an ounce Sweet Almond oil (14.7ml)
30-35 drops of Patchouli oil, or create your own blend as shown below. 2 tbsp cheap Vodka as a preservative. It prolongs the fragrance & enhances the top notes. However, it is not necessary to add alcohol. See below.*
Start with your Sweet Almond carrier oil, or you can use fractionated Coconut oil. Then add those oils you wish to use, starting with base notes.
You could make the fragrance/perfume using only one essential oil, however, it’s lots of fun to make a blend from three or more scents, usually with a top note, middle note, and base note.
Top notes are the fragrance that you first smell, and therefore are the first to evaporate.
The essential oil of Bergamot is a great top note oil.
For a middle note, Lavender is always a good option. The middle note, known as the heart note, is considered the heart of the fragrance. It shows up once the top note has evaporated, and lasts longer than the top note. The middle note is more mellow and well-rounded.
Patchouli as your base note is ideal. Base notes are the scents that linger the longest.
Whether they are top, middle or base notes, there are no rules. Have fun and experiment with them. Dab the fragrance your pulse points (behind the ear, knee and inside of wrist). See how it wears after a time.
*Add alcohol for a preservative. This step isn’t necessary, but if you do it, use Vodka, because it is odorless. This is helpful if you want your scent to last longer, & it also enhances the top note. You can use Isopropyl alcohol instead.
The notes of oils we have supplied:
Top notes: Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime, Holy Basil
Middle notes: Lavender, Thyme, Ginger, Coriander
Base notes: Cedarwood, Frankincense, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Rollerball perfumes: As per recipes above, these provide a convenient application method. Handy purse size. We have supplied two free bottles with your Ultimate Essential Oil Package. Check out our range of 5ml roller bottles for additional purchases.
To make a spray perfume: Add 20% essential oils to 80% alcohol base. Shake mixture vigorously to dissolve the fragrance of the essential oil into the alcohol base. Pour the alcohol base into the perfume atomizer bottle, and use as a perfume spray.
Bathing Nothing compares to a soak in the bath after a challenging day. Take a handful of Sea salt, add to it 7-10 drops of your favorite oil, & then add to bath. Sea salt, with its cleansing, mineral-rich properties, makes a luxurious, healthy experience. You can also use Bicarbonate of Soda or Epsom salts in the same way, both great for aching, tired limbs.
The Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS, for patchouli oil indicates it is HAZARDOUS if ingested.
Regular use can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles & blemishes, deodorize body odours, help soothe inflammation, & break up cellulite, & facilitate the faster healing of wounds by stimulating the growth of new skin. Do not apply this pure essential oil directly to your skin.
For a general body cream/moisturizer, make a 2% dilution using the by-the-drop method: add 12 drops of Bergamot to each fl. ounce (30 ml) of your carrier oil: Sweet Almond, Sunflower, or fractionated Coconut.
The MSDS, for Patchouli oil indicates it is HAZARDOUS if ingested.
Bugs certainty don’t like Patchouli oil. A few drops with Sweet Almond oil applied to the body will give some protection from biting insects, & leave a great, lingering fragrance.
You can also combine with equal amounts of any of the essential oils we have supplied. Have fun, experiment: make your own blend of up to a total of 25% of oils overall, by choosing those that you favor the scent of. Add 75% of your carrier oil: Sweet Almond, Sunflower, or fractionated Coconut.
All of the oils supplied will work as repellents; just some a little better then others.
You will also have an attractive & beneficial moisturizer, that is lovely on the skin.
A great alternative to regular kitchen and bathroom cleaning sprays. Patchouli oil kills germs and leaves everything smelling fragrant. To boost the grease-cutting power for your cleaning spray, add citrus oils like Lemon, Lemongrass, Begamot, or Sweet Orange. You can use them all, or just one that you have a preference for.
To make 2 cups of cleaning spray, use 1¾ cups of water, ¼ cup of white vinegar, 15 drops of Patchouli oil, and add another 2-7 drops total of the remaining essential oils that you are going to use.
If using as a floor cleaner, cut down the amount of oils to just a few drops of each, as some floors can become slippery because of too much oil applied.
The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by us as to the medicinal value of any essential oils or products discussed or sold on this website. The information presented here is for educating about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products.