Below you will find a summary of information you need to know about Patchouli essential oil compiled from posts we published this week. Check our Free EO Class page for more information on this and other essential oils. Questions? Leave a comment below or ask in our facebook group.

Lea Jacobson Certified Clinical Aromatherapist and author of Essential Oil Profiles.

Basic information for Patchouli essential oil…

Botanical/Latin name(s): Pogostemon cablin, Pogostemon patchouly

Steam distilled from the leaves of the plant.

Shelf life is 7 years.

Therapeutic properties of Patchouli essential oil…

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Benefits of Patchouli essential oil…

Circulatory: blood clot, varicose veins
Digestive: poor digestion
Immune: infection, inflammation
Limbic: depression, impotence, frigidity, low sexual response
Nervous: anxiety, stress, tension
Respiratory: congestion, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, whooping cough
Skinbacterial infection, athlete's foot, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infection, wrinkles, scar, body odor
HOMEairborne germs, surface germs, insect repellent

Safety of Patchouli essential oil…

Safe for everyone except…
  • if taking aspirin or other blood thinners
  • if have bleeding disorders
  • before or after surgery
  • with medications (pethidine, MAOIs, SSRIs)
  • around cats

No topical max – but always dilute!

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