How to use Patchouli essential oil

Written by: Lisa Marti

How to use Patchouli essential oil

Connect with the soothing and sensual flower of wilderness.

Native from Indonesia, Patchouli essential oil is very popular in many cultures. Often used in perfumes and cosmetics, the powerful musky scent of the herbaceous elixir brings comfort and calm to the mind. 

Patchouli has been part of many trades over the past centuries, to protect fabrics from insects and even as a delicate perfume. More recently, it has been democratised in the sixties and was recognised for its many benefits on the skin but also as a wonderful cure to hair issues.  

Ground your emotions by diffusing it

The scent of Patchouli essential oil brings notes of earth and with it a great sense of comfort. This is due to the natural sedative present in the herbaceous elixir which, when released in the atmosphere helps trigger hormones which will help balance emotions. Diffusing Patchouli essential oil when you feel strong emotions are starting to bubble up, will instantly bring calm to the mind and restore a peaceful headspace. There are many occasions when the sweet and spicy scent will bring you the extra boost that you need.

Create a moment for yourself and breathe

Adding Patchouli essential oil to exercise such as a yoga practise or meditation is an amazing way to level up the practice. While the body goes through the flow of the motion, the musky scent gently allows the mind to find its own centre. 

Our MĀ Secret: Lay out your mat. Pour fifteen drops of Patchouli essential oil into your diffuser. Come to a seating position, take five deep breaths and set your intentions for today’s practice.

relax moment after yoga

Allow your loved ones to wind down through the musky scent

Similarly, the sedative properties of Patchouli essential oil can help appease any tensions which may have arisen in your home. Whether your loved ones have been in a bad mood or a bit on edge due to stress, diffusing the herbaceous volatile oil in the living room while everyone is doing their thing will help ground emotions and lift spirits. 

Our MĀ Secret: Diffuse fifteen drops of Patchouli essential oil in your home, where your family is spending time. Take a moment to acknowledge something you love about them. Let them know how you feel and slowly watch the overall atmosphere transform.

Create your own air freshener

Everyone will agree, Patchouli essential oil has a pleasant scent. It is comforting, brings back sweet memories and fosters happy thoughts. Why not try to make the scent last in your home? The rich scent of Patchouli essential oil can be used as a natural air freshener for your home as the deep aroma can neutralise unpleasant smells and replace them with this sweet fragrance.

Our MĀ Secret: dilute forty drops of Patchouli essential oil in 200ml of water in a spray bottle and just spray away. Safe to use of fabric you can even spay bed linen or furniture for a longer-lasting effect.


couple with essential oil bottle in their hands

Patchouli essential oil has been part of everyone’s life somehow. The distinct earthy and sweet scent undeniably soothes the mind and promotes positive emotions. Best diffused to calm the mind, it is the perfect everyday scent to transform a house into a home.

You can find organic Patchouli essential oil in our Sensuality Master Blend along with Geranium, Ylang Yland, Sweet Organge and Lime. Sensuality is a wo ody and floral Master Blend to diffuse when you want to set the tone for an intimate moment.



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