Home / Patchouli- Dark Essential Oil

Patchouli- Dark Essential Oil

Translation missing: en.products.product.available$ 13.95

You save % ()


Step into the world of grounding scents with Edens Garden’s Dark Patchouli essential oil, a luxurious addition to your wellness journey. Known for its rich, earthy aroma and velvety depth, Dark Patchouli oil is meticulously crafted through steam distillation of the bushy herb's lush, furry leaves. As you breathe in its heady aroma, reminiscent of the fertile soil and the calm of an untouched forest, this essential oil invites an ambiance of peace and balance into your life.

Unleash the potent qualities of Dark Patchouli by blending it with complementary oils like Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, and Frankincense. This combination of scents doesn't just create an uplifting atmosphere; it also doubles as a sensory feast that pleases while fostering an environment for mindfulness and emotional harmony. In the bustling dance of daily responsibilities, Dark Patchouli stands as a pillar of tranquility, transforming your home into a sweetly scented haven.

Harness the versatility of Dark Patchouli essential oil in practical yet indulgent ways. A few drops added to your diffuser can turn your living space into a serene retreat, setting the stage for unwinding or hosting friends with its captivating aroma. For an on-the-go pick-me-up, consider infusing a handkerchief with the oil's scent, carrying the comforting essence with you throughout the day. Or mix Dark Patchouli into your body lotion for a subtle fragrance that soothes the skin as much as the spirit. With Edens Garden’s Dark Patchouli, the simple act of self-care is transformed into an affordable luxury, delivering uncompromised quality and the purity of nature directly into your hands.


Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin

Variety: Dark

Origin: Indonesia

Method: Steam Distilled

Plant Part: Leaves

Note: Base

Family: Lamiaceae

Blends Well With: Ylang Ylang, and other florals; Frankincense, and other resins

Aroma: Sweet, musky, and similar to Patchouli used in incense and perfumes

Consistency: Thin - Medium

Color: Amber

Safety & Shelf life

Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.

OK For Kids: 2+

Kids Max Dilution: 1%

Shelf Life: 7 Years

Pet Safety: Essential oils are generally safe to diffuse around adult cats and dogs intermittently. Ensure the room you’re diffusing in is well-ventilated and that your pet can leave if desired. Discontinue use if you notice any adverse reaction. Avoid topical use and diffusing around young pets, small animals or pets with health problems.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Patchouli essential oil good for?
  • Patchouli, Pogostemom cablin, has numerous helpful properties including reducing inflammation, pain reliever, antibacterial, antifungal, as well as antidepressant, immune stimulant and CNS sedative due to its grounding nature. Its other uses are wide and reaching, including use as an insect repellent. It is well known for use in body care products for its ability to reduce skin irritation by cooling skin, reducing itchiness and alleviating dry skin. The patchouli leaves are steam distilled and it aids balancing an overactive mind and reduces nervous strain.
What mixes well with Patchouli essential oil?
  • As a base note and grounding oil Patchouli is an incredibly versatile oil. It’s a great stabilizer in blends that contain top note essential oils high in monoterpenes such as citrus oils like Bergamot. Floral oils such as Lavender and Rose go incredibly well with Patchouli as well and are great additions to relieve irritated skin. Blended with a little citrus and floral with other grounding oils such as Frankincense and Myrrh will encompass any space with a sweet and uplifting aroma that is especially pleasing and calming to the senses.
Is Patchouli essential oil safe for dogs?
  • Dogs have unique physiology, and cannot metabolize most essential oils like humans can and it’s why we must be careful with how we use essential oils around dogs. When choosing which oils to use with your pup, keep the following in mind: your dog’s age, size, medical history, allergies, needs. With all this in mind, Patchouli essential oil is on the safe list to use around dogs. If you would like to read more about what oils are safe and which to avoid, check out Edens Garden blog post on essential oils and dogs here.
How to use Patchouli essential oil?
  • Patchouli's versatility lends itself for many uses. Blended into a carrier oil or a body butter it makes an excellent oil for sensitive skin issues including wound healing and calming itchy skin from bites or eczema. Try making a room spray for grounding nervous energy and calming anxiety. Keep a 1 oz skin spray on hand by combining it with peppermint hydrosol, 3 drops of peppermint essential oil, 5 drops of Tea Tree and 6 drops of Patchouli for a cooling, itchy & irritated skin mending blend. As an insect repellent, boost its effectiveness by making a spray with Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood and Opopanax to ward off biting bugs.
What does Patchouli essential oil smell like?
  • Known for use during the 60’s hippie movement, it has a deeply musky, sweet and earthy aroma. Its scent adds a sensuality to blends and helps to open the breath. As a base and grounding blend it has an excellent stabilizing effect in blends. Because of its unique aromatics, It is often used in the perfume industry.
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Patchouli Oil, Indonesian Dark batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Pogostemon cablin. No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis.

How to Use

Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil. See our dilution chart here. We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.

Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser's product page.

DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop, our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.

RELEASE: Add to a personal inhaler and inhale as needed: 5 drops of Patchouli, 5 drops of Ylang Ylang and 5 drops of Tangerine. Or add Patchouli to your Thera Lux Diffuser and diffuse for 30-60 minutes.

BODY LOTION: Add to a 4 ounce bottle with lotion pump: 3 drops of Patchouli and 3 drops of Lavender (Bulgarian or French), then fill with unscented body lotion and stir to mix well. Use as desired, after bath or shower.

SUGAR SCRUB: To exfoliate the skin and smooth the feel and appearance, mix together: 6 drops of Patchouli, 2 drops of Geranium, 3 drops of Frankincense and 4 drops of Orange. Add ½ cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of Jojoba and 1/4 cup of Sweet Almond oils. Stir to mix well. Use as a last step in the shower on wet skin. Gently massage 1 tablespoon at a time over the entire body, or focus on thighs and buttocks. Rinse and blot skin dry to seal in moisture; revel in the aroma left on your skin.

BODY BUTTER: Melt one ounce each Cocoa butter and Jojoba oil over low heat. Add: 8 drops of Patchouli, 5 drops of Orange, 2 drops of Cardamom and 5 drops of Vanilla Oleoresin. Blend together; as it cools it will thicken. Apply to dry skin or cracked feet. (1.7% dilution)

SHAMPOO: Add to 1 tablespoon of your shampoo: 1 drop of Patchouli and 2 drops of Rosemary. Massage well into the scalp; rinse well before using conditioner.

CLOSET SPRAY: In a 12 ounce spray bottle add: 55 drops of Patchouli, 45 drops of Cedarwood (Atlas) and 40 drops of Frankincense. Fill with 4 oz grain alcohol and 8 oz distilled water. Shake well before each use. Mist as needed to relieve musty smells and discourage pests.

More from the blog:

  1. Our 10 Best Single Essential Oils Safe for Kids
  2. 5 Essential Oil Roll-Ons For Men
  3. Can Essential Oils Control Restless Leg Syndrome?
  4. DIY Belly Balm With Essential Oils
  5. 6 Reasons Why We Love Patchouli Essential oil

Customer Reviews

Based on 61 reviews Write a review