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The Incredible Uses and Benefits of Patchouli Essential Oil

Essential Oils are experiencing a growing demand worldwide not only because of their mesmerizing scents.

Indeed, breathing in and applying the individually tempting essential oils is the finest way to soothe oneself after a long, tiring day. They are one of nature's most effective ways to achieve a peaceful state of mind!

Some of the well-known essential oils are Eucalyptus essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Rosemary essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, and, of course, Patchouli essential oil!

In this short blog, we will be discussing all that you need to know about Patchouli essential oil, so stick with us!

Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli essential oil, also known as Pogostemon cablin, is a yellow or brown in color oil and smells like ‘after rain’ wetted soil carrying a sweet smell. It holds traditional importance in many of the southeast Asian and Chinese regions.

The benefits of breathing it in make you wonder how it’s extracted!

Extraction of Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli oil is extracted from the top three layers of the plant. This allows a strong fragrance of the patchouli plant leaves as collected in the form of oil through the steam distillation process. It is believed that the longer the patchouli oil is stored, the more it benefits the person.

History of Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli essential oil is derived from the leaves of the patchouli plant, which is native to India and Indonesia, making it an exotic choice for users.

The use of this essential oil dates back centuries, with evidence of its use in Ayurveda and China dating back as far as 1,000 years ago. It was also used in ancient cultures such as Greece and Rome, showing the reach and importance of this particular scent and its continuing use of it in modern aromatherapy.

Speaking of, in modern times, this traditional ingredient has become more widely used thanks to its popularity among perfume makers who appreciate its earthy aroma that can complement other scents and serve as a great basis to make more interesting blends.

And, of course, Patchouli essential oil provides a calming effect—another reason why many people enjoy using it for aromatherapy purposes!

Use of Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli essential oil has been used for overcoming multiple complications. It is so amazing that it blows everyone's mind just right after one aromatherapy!

The powerful scent permeates the air and your body to provide you with a level of relaxation that calms you after a difficult day. Trust us, the effects are amazing.

How do I use it?

The first option is to use it in a diffuser. For this, you can add 6 to 10 drops of patchouli essential oil to your diffuser and turn it on for about 30 minutes, or until the desired intensity is reached.

Another option is using the patchouli oil through a reed diffuser while you enjoy a relaxing massage. You’ll feel the soothing sensation because of the earthy aroma, making your body loosen up after a tiring day.

Top Benefits of Patchouli Essential Oil

Following are a few outstanding benefits of patchouli essential oil.


Essential oils are also important in relaxing your body. This helps in improving your mood because the warm, earthy fragrance allows your body and mind to calm down and maintain the serene state of mind that you’ve been working towards.

Patchouli Oil Aromatherapy

Since patchouli leaves have a strong scent, they are very helpful in aromatherapy. Patchouli has a constituent called Patchoulol that plays a significant part in balancing and harmonizing mood. α-Guaiene is another constituent that helps in providing leaves with a spicy and wetted soil smell.

These two constituents have a strong role in aromatherapy and releasing pleasure hormones.


Patchouli Essential Oil is also a great option to help you sleep. The serene and mood-balancing atmosphere created by this fragrance tends to help your body relax by releasing pleasure hormones, which makes it easier for you to fall asleep.

Since you won’t be tense and there’s no threat of unpleasant odors, you can rest easy the whole night! Once you get up early, you’ll realize how lightweight your body feels.

The Bottom Line

Lastly, the main thing that you will need to look out for is ‘how often you use it and ‘how you use it. Different application styles give unique results.

If you are using patchouli essential oil through a diffuser, know that it will affect most of your smelling senses, but if you use it moderately, you’re sure to reap more benefits than problems. Relaxation and serenity - that’s the destination you’ll be moving towards.

And if you’re interested in immersing yourself in this essential oil journey, do peruse Essence et Sérénité’s aromatherapy products for wellbeing. We swear they don’t disappoint!

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Posted June 7, 2022, in ESSENTIAL OILS by Essence et Sérénité

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