Patchouli Pure Essential Oil

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Patchouli Pure Essential Oil


15 ml

Common Name: Patchouli

Latin Name: Pogostemon cablin

INCI Name: Pogostemon Cablin Oil


Scent: Warm, woody, earthy

Parts Used: Leaf

Extraction Method: Steam Distilled

Origin: Indonesia

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Blends Well With

Bergamot (Citrus), Bergamot (Mint), Black Pepper, Cinnamon (Leaf), Citronella, Clove (Bud), Cornmint, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Geranium (Rose), Ginger, Gingergrass, Grapefruit (Pink), Helichrysum (Italicum), Helichrysum (Rambiazina), Lavender, Lemongrass, Lime, Litsea, Palmarosa, Sage (Clary), Spearmint, Tangerine, Ylang Ylang

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Plant Description

Native to the tropical areas of Asia, Malaysia and India Patchouli is a fragrant, bushy shrub in the mint family.  Its soft, egg-shaped leaves grow opposite on erect branches reaching 2 - 3 feet in height with small pinkish flowers in both axillary and terminal spikes.


Plant History

To most Americans the scent is quintessential Hippie.  Anyone who remembers the 60’s and 70’s is likely to recognize the scent of Patchouli.  The history of Patchouli goes back much further than that.  It has been used in Ayurveda for more than 5,000 years and has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat inflammation-related issues. 

Ancient Wisdom - Historical Uses

Known as ‘Guang-Huo-Xiang’ in Chinese, Patchouli is considered to be one of the best summertime herbs. It has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine to remove dampness, relieve summer heat and exterior syndrome, and as an antiemetic and appetite stimulant.[1]  It is frequently used in popular traditional formulae, such as Baoji Pill and Houdan Pill, for the treatment of inflammatory diseases. [2]

Topically – Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, athlete’s foot, cicatrisant, cytophylactic, dandruff, deodorant, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicide, insect repelling, wound healing …

Inhalation – Antidepressant, anxiety, aphrodisiac, balancing, euphoric, colds, headaches, nausea, sedative, stimulant, stress relief …


Modern Knowledge – Scientific Research

OPENDER KOUL, SURESH WALIA1 AND G. S. DHALIWAL. Essential Oils as Green Pesticides: Potential and Constraints. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences 2(4):100-106 · October 2011


Chakrapani.P, Venkatesh.K, Chandra Sekhar Singh.B, Arun Jyothi.B, Prem Kumar, Amareshwari.P, A. Roja Rani. Phytochemical, Pharmacological importance of Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth) an aromatic medicinal plant. Int. J. Pharm. Sci. Rev. Res., 21(2), Jul – Aug 2013; nᵒ 02, 7-15


Active Compounds Patchouli Is Known For

3-octanone, α-bulnesen, α-guaiene, a- pinene, β-guaiene, β-patchoulen, δ-guaiene, p-methoxycinnamaldehyde, anethole, anisaldehyde, caryophyllene, cinnamic aldehyde, eugenol, limonene, methylchavicol, patchoulenes, patchouli alcohol, pinene,  pogostol, pogostone, pyridines, spathulenol, seychellene, …

Not For Internal Use

Keep Out Of Reach Of Children

Dilute Properly

Avoid Eyes & Mucus Membranes



None Known


If pregnant, nursing, taking medication or have a medical condition, consult your doctor prior to use.

If adverse reaction occurs, stop using immediately and seek appropriate medical attention.



The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, you should use herbs with care, under the supervision of a healthcare provider.

We currently have no information for PATCHOULY OIL Interactions [3]


The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The FDA has not evaluated the therapeutic suggestions, statements or claims cited.  No claims are made as to any medicinal value of this plant or any products from Earthwise Oils, LLC.  You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your healthcare provider prior to use.


[i] Chinese Pharmacopoeia Committee: Pharmacopoeia of China. Chinese Medical Science and Technology Press; Beijing: pp. 2010

[ii] Yan-Fang Xian, Yu-Cui Li, Siu-Po Ip, Zhi-Xiu Lin, Xiao-Ping Lai, Zi-Ren Su. Anti-inflammatory effect of patchouli alcohol isolated from Pogostemonis Herba in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophages. Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine May 2011 Volume 2 Issue 3