17 Best Patchouli Essential Oil Uses (Powerful & Effective)

patchouli essential oil uses

Patchouli is that spicy oil with a strong, musky aroma. This volatile oil can be used in a wide variety of ways, ranging from a bug spray at home to a soothing hair rinse in the shower.

This oil has a little something for everyone and can be of immense benefit  to your personal health and home care. Use the oil appropriately. Since you wouldn’t misuse a great friend, apply the same principle when using patchouli. It’s a beautiful essential oil that should be handled with care.

1. Patchouli-Protect-Me Shower Gel

This gel not only cleanses but protects from scrapes and soothes irritations. Plus it smells really great!

  • A handful of unscented shower gel (enough for using once)
  • 2 drops patchouli
  • 2 drops lavender
  • 5 drops bergamot

Blend well and enjoy this enriching, protective shower!

2. Lovely Lips Balm

The cold can leave your lips cracked, sore, and even bleeding! What better way to protect them from such misery than a patchouli-infused balm?

First, find a lovely cobalt blue or amber jar for storing this preparation.

  • 40 ml shea butter
  • 5 drops patchouli
  • 5 drops frankincense
  • 20 drops lavender

Melt the shea butter in a bowl over a pan of warm water. As the butter begins to cool, add the oils

Blend well and store in your special jar. Use this when you know your lovely lips will welcome the gift of this balm’s kiss!

3. Keep-Me-Supple Moisturizer

This exotic blend slips into your skin’s pores to deliver its regenerative powers. Use it regularly to protect your skin and all that comes its way, from weather and the sun to environmental toxins. Your skin will thank you for years to come!

  • 40 ml sweet almond oil
  • 5 ml wheat germ (For added vitamin E.)
  • 2 drops patchouli
  • 4 drops sandalwood
  • 4 drops myrrh

Start by blending the almond and wheat germ oils. Add the essential oils and blend well. Apply at bedtime for thorough benefit and touch ups during the day.

4.  Me From Cellulite!

One benefit of patchouli is that it encourages fluids in the body to keep moving. This means it can aid with reducing the fluid retention associated with cellulite! This simple roll-on oil blend uses the mechanism of the roller to gently encourage the release of tissue-found fluids.

  • 6 drops patchouli
  • 10 ml carrier oil

Select a light carrier oil such as grapeseed–this is less likely than heavier oils to clog roller action.Pour half of the mixture into a roller bottle, and reserve the rest for massage. Roll on to cellulite areas with gentle increases in pressure.

5. Patchy Hair Wonder Rinse

This blend supports hair health as well as regeneration. Patchouli’s richness encourages dry, thinning hair to shine and shimmer again!

  • 5 ml cider vinegar or vodka
  • 240 ml distilled water.
  • 4 drops patchouli
  • 5 drops ylang ylang

Blend everything together in a glass container. Use as a rinse following your shampoo.

6. A Little Dab – Hair Rejuvenation Blend

This essential oil blend is designed for you to safely dab bald / thinning spots, encouraging hair regeneration. Just think, if you have the oils on hand, you can begin today.

  • 20 ml avocado carrier oil.
  • 6 drops patchouli
  • 6 drops clary sage

Blend together, keep in a glass container. Apply each day to those vacant spaces on your scalp, gently massaging to promote oil absorption deep into your hair follicles.

7. Après  Shave

Regardless of skin tone, amount of facial hair, or grooming preferences, guys want a splash of something unique. Best to make it something that doesn’t clog or irritate. Might as well make it an après shave that supports skin wellbeing as it creates a man’s signature scent.

  • 60 ml witch hazel.
  • 5 ml sweet almond oil
  • 5 ml glycerine.
  • 4 drops patchouli
  • 6 drops geranium
  • 8 drops cinnamon

Begin by blending the witch hazel, sweet almond and glycerine. Add the essential oils, and blend well. Splash on, gently patting and rubbing into skin, including areas of facial hair.

8. Jock Itch Begone!

This simple wash offers cooling relief along with protection from microbes like fungi that tend to grow in warm damp spots. Using this blend helps to assure that the itch will be gone, and calm will return.

  • 2 drops patchouli
  • 2 drops tea tree
  • 1 tbsp Aloe juice

Pour a bowl of warm water. Blend the oils and juice, then add to the water. The aloe juice will help the oils to disperse evenly. Blend well. Rinse the entire jock area, and be sure to thoroughly pat dry.

9. Please Appetize Me!

Use this oil blend a half hour before mealtime to make eating an appetizing, nourishing event. Especially when stress is causing your stomach to tie itself into knots!

  • 20 ml grapeseed oil
  • 5 drops patchouli
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 3 drops lemon

Add everything together and blend well. If possible, quiet yourself before applying the oil. Mindfully apply the oil to your wrist pulse points and at the base of your neck where it joins your upper chest.

Gently massage, inviting in memories of favored foods and happy mealtimes.

10. Invigorate And Uplift

It can be invigorating to get out of a rut, approaching life with a fresh perspective. Patchouli encourages just that!

  • 20 ml sweet almond oil.
  • 6 drops patchouli
  • 6 drops geranium bourbon

Blend everything well. Apply a small amount to one set of pulse points to encourage circulation. Be sure to balance, using both right and left sides of your body at each set of points.

You can alter which points you use to assess results!

  • Wrist pulse points at the inside of the wrists below the thumb.
  • Elbow points are located on the inside of each arm.
  • Knee points are in the middle at the back of your knees.
  • Or try the pulse points on the inside of your ankles!

11. Calming Bath Care

This blend supports you during times of stress as well, calming your mind and encouraging pent-up tension to slip away.

  • 5 ml grapeseed oil
  • 5 drops patchouli
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 3 drops lemon
  • 1 tbsp honey

Blend the oils with the honey, then into the warm water as you draw a warm bath to your liking. Swish into bath water, get in and linger in the bath for 15 to 20 minutes, refreshing its warmth as needed.

Please use caution stepping from your bath.

12. Don’t Mind If I Do Vaporizer

Feeling down or anxious? These are the times when concentration and memory are slow, foggy, and downright troubling. Here’s a simple blend of patchouli and two other oils that clear and stimulate the mind. You’ll feel more refreshed, sharp, and ready to seize the day.

  • 5 drops patchouli
  • 5 drops clove
  • 10 drops lemon

Pull out your room vaporizer, use this blend as per instructions. Begin vaporizing at the first signs of anxiety or mental sluggishness.

13. Calm Me Inhaler

This simple inhaler is a handy way to bring balance to your day and emotions.

  • 2 drops patchouli
  • 2 drops geranium Egypt

Locate a small glass bottle with a secure top. Find a soft cloth or tissue that fits in the bottle when folded. Blend the oils and drop onto the tissue / cloth. Close the bottle and keep on hand in your purse, briefcase, or backpack.

When stress or anxiety begin, find a quiet place to breathe in the aromas in your inhaler.  Allow yourself a few moments from the oils to work their balancing magic.

14. Daily Disinfecting Spray

This essential oil solution can be on hand when assorted viruses are on the rampage. It can be used as a spritzer or wipe for disinfecting door knobs, faucets, and the like.

  • 60 ml distilled water
  • 15 ml vodka or witch hazel
  • 6 drops patchouli
  • 6 drops bergamot
  • 10 drops lavender

Blend well and keep this blend in a glass spray bottle. Spritz and wipe, avoiding fabrics to reduce chance of stains.

15. Patchouli Floors Me!

Can you imagine all the microbes that land on the floor? Then we traipse around, moving them from room to room. Here’s a dandy solution for putting a shine on your floors as you add a layer of protection. It can be used on all flooring surfaces.

Please note that the exotic, uplifting nature of this mixture may compel you to wash floors quite frequently!

  • 4 liters warm water
  • 120 ml white vinegar
  • 15 ml castile soap.
  • 10 drops patchouli
  • 10 drops tea tree
  • 20 drops lemon

First blend the soap, vinegar and oils together. Add to the warm water in a cleaning bucket. Wash floors! No rinsing necessary.

16. Bug Away Spray

This spray repels bugs along with being uplifting, awakening the nervous system. So, what’s the harm in dancing to your favorite tune as you let the varmints know they’re not welcome?

  • 30 ml distilled water
  • 5 ml vodka
  • 8 drops patchouli
  • 8 drops geranium
  • 5 drops of cinnamon

Blend together and pour into a spray bottle.Spray in cracks and corners where you have seen bugs lurking. Make a bigger batch for spraying outside around the foundation or entryway.

Because of the inhaling potential, not recommended for those who take a blood thinning medication.

17. Patio Magic

It’s lovely to spend time on porch or patio. And then insects arrive to partake in the fun. Here’s an idea for keeping your outdoor time magical and bug-free!

  • 10 drops patchouli
  • 10 drops citronella
  • 10 drops geranium

Blend the oils well. Gather a handful of ribbons or strips of cloth. Drop the oil blend onto each one, a drop every here and there. Hang around the outer perimeter of your space. Re-apply oils as needed.

The Bottom Line

  • Use patchouli in a soothing shower gel blend to protect your skin from scratches and irritation. It moisturizes the skin and can protect against cellulite.
  • Patchouli works wonders for the hair. It adds luster, shine, and vibrancy to dry hair. It may be used to stimulate hair growth by applying to bald patches.
  • Use patchouli alongside tea tree to provide protection against the fungi that causes jock itch.
  • Patchouli disinfects areas within the home. Use to wipe kitchen counters, door knobs, and other areas. When combined with another oil such as geranium, patchouli may keep bugs at bay.

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