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Patchouli Essential Oil


Common Name: Patchouli

Latin Name: Pogostemon cablin

Plant part: Leaves

Distillation Method:Steam

Shelf Life: About 6-8 years from time of opening your bottle

Country of Origin: Indonesia

GC/MS Batch:

PC180601  Dec 2015

PatA15 2013 - Retired with 8 ounces aging in reserve.


Aroma: Deep and warm undertones from this oil fill the nose with an exotic earthiness and a hint of spice. While most patchouli essential oils tend to overwhelm me, this one is quite lovely and almost soft. The resinous and woody aroma is absolutely stunning.

Personal notes: Although I do not enjoy patchouli on its own, it makes a wonderful fixative when blending top note heavy oils. Many of my clients have come to enjoy it because of my popular Balance blend.

Safety Data: This is essential oil is considered non-toxic and generally safe if used properly. May inhibit blood clotting with certain drugs. Use caution if pregnant and avoid if breastfeeding.

Usage ideas: Create your own antifungal blend for topical application.

  • 9 drops of Patchouli
  • 8 drops of Tea tree
  • 7 drops of Lemongrass
  • 1 ounce of Tamanu oil

    Emotional/Energetic Qualities: Can be balancing for an energetic mind, reduces nervous strain, allows for deeper breathing, can be arousing for sensuality.

    Recommended applications: Diffuse, topical application using safe dilution ratios, steam inhalation, inhaler.

    Other considerations:

    • If taken orally, potential concerns exist for anticoagulant medication, major surgery, ulcer, hemophilia, and other bleeding disorders. 
    • This essential oil may have drug interactions with anticoagulant medications and inhibit blood clotting.
    • Do not place on broken skin. 

    California Prop 65 Statement: This product is not nor does it contain any constituents on the CA Prop 65 list of toxic chemicals. This product conforms to the reporting requirements of California Proposition 65 (Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). We are conforming to the regulation by reporting the existence, or lack thereof, of ingredients deemed reportable by the above mentioned regulations via a Safety Data Sheet (SDS), in Section 15 "Regulatory Information." Ingredients from Natural Food Sources (NFS) are exempt from reporting in accordance with Title 27, § 25501(a).