The rich, earthy aroma of sweet patchouli is unmistakable, and our patchouli is wildcrafted in India for the highest-quality patchouli oil. Patchouli has been described as “dark,” of the earth, musky, and even its undertones are spicy. This connected to the earth smell made patchouli the signature scent of the counterculture movement of the 1960s.
Other than a natural odor, patchouli has long been popular for its use on the skin. Patchouli can act to nourish dry skin, refine oily skin, calm skin irritations like acne or allergic reactions, moisturize damaged hair, and more. Some consider patchouli’s scent to act as a natural antidepressant.
Patchouli is safe for external application and can be used in colognes, perfumes, salves, and blends well with several other earthy oils like jasmine, sandalwood, and rose. In the diffuser, patchouli is known as grounding, comforting, and may help calm excited nerves leading to more restful sleep.