Patchouli essential oil, certified organic

NZ $12.30


Certified Organic Essential Oils, Essential Oils: P - Y


Patchouli essential oil, certified organic


Pogostemon cablin


Certified organic, BioGro




Warm, earthy aroma with fresh fruit-like tones

Plant part used


Extraction method

Steam distillation






Oil and alcohol

Usage rate

Skincare : 0.1 - 1%
Soapmaking: 1 - 3 %



Blends well with

Sandalwood, bergamot, cedarwood, rose, sweet orange, cassia, myrrh, clary sage



Palm oil


Animal tested




Description: Patchouli is a very fragrant herb with soft oval leaves and square stems. It grows up to 1m in height and provides an unusual odour that is nonetheless characteristic of patchouli when the leaves are rubbed.

History: It is one of the few essential oils with the distinction of improving with age.  Possibly originated in Malaysia although the word apparently comes from the south Indian Tamil language, patch, meaning 'green', and ilai meaning 'leaf'.  As well as for perfume and medicine, patchouli is used for scenting carpets, shawls and woven materials, and for perfuming ink. 

Consistency: medium to thick

Strength of aroma: medium

Common uses

Aromatherapy: Patchouli oil is often used in perfumes, colognes, and scented products due to its deep, earthy, and musky aroma. It's also used in aromatherapy to create a calming and grounding atmosphere, promoting relaxation and emotional balance.

Air freshener: The distinct scent of patchouli oil can help mask odours and provide a natural alternative to synthetic air fresheners. It can be diffused in a room or added to homemade air freshening sprays.

Insect repellent: Patchouli oil has insect-repellent properties that can help deter insects like mosquitoes, flies, and ants. It can be used in natural insect repellent sprays, candles, or diffusers.

Candles and crafts: The aroma of patchouli oil is popular in candle-making and crafting projects. Adding a few drops of the oil to homemade candles, potpourri, or scented sachets can infuse a room with its unique fragrance.

Relaxation and meditation: The calming and grounding properties of patchouli oil make it a popular choice for relaxation and meditation practices. Its aroma can help create a soothing atmosphere conducive to mindfulness and stress relief.

Linens: Adding a drop or two of patchouli oil to a cotton ball and placing it in drawers or closets can impart a pleasant aroma to clothes and linens.

Emotional and spiritual benefits: Some people believe that patchouli oil has spiritual and emotional benefits, such as enhancing feelings of connectedness, promoting self-confidence, and supporting personal growth.

Safety data: Very potent and not to be used on sensitive skin. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Packaging - See our blog on our commitment to sustainable packaging.
Our essential oils come in amber glass bottles with dripulator caps:
5ml and 20ml with an 18 neck dripulator cap, either white or black, depending on stock availability.
30ml, 50ml, 100ml, 250ml, with a 28 neck white dripulator cap (except for oils that are too thick for a dripulator, which have a black open pour cap).
500g and 1kg options come in an aluminium bottle; 5L comes in a plastic jerrycan.
If you need precise drops for your products we suggest you buy our 5ml or 20ml dropper bottles and transfer the oils or buy our disposable or glass pipettes

Important note: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not considered complete and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

General safety information: Do not take any oils internally.
Do not apply undiluted essential oils, absolutes, CO2s or other concentrated essences onto the skin.
If you are pregnant, epileptic, have liver damage, have cancer, or have any other medical problem, use oils only under the proper guidance of a qualified aromatherapy practitioner.
Use extreme caution when using oils with children and give children only the gentlest oils at extremely low doses.
It is safest to consult a qualified aromatherapy practitioner before using oils with children.
A skin patch test should be conducted prior to using an oil that you've never used before.


In order to assist us in reducing spam, please type the characters you see: