Patchouli Essential Oil Recipes

Patchouli is an herbal plant originating from the bushes of tropical Asia. Now, many countries around the world, including areas of South America and the Caribbean, are cultivators of it. The plant originally gained a reputation as a “hippie oil” due to its widespread use during the peace movement. However, today you will commonly see it as an ingredient in many different colognes and perfumes, as well as for fragrance of items such as incense. It seems that in historical times patchouli oil was just as popular, as King Tut was buried with ten gallons of it! In this article, we will discuss ten patchouli essential oil recipes covering a variety of purposes, including several patchouli essential oil diffuser blends. 

10 Popular Patchouli Essential Oil Recipes

Though most popular as a perfume additive, you can blend and dilute patchouli essential oil with other carrier and essential oils for numerous benefits. The rich, earthy aroma of the oil can help those who practice aromatherapy enjoy deeper meditation, promoting inner reflection and relaxation. Moreover, the tranquillity and serenity associated with patchouli essential oil have given it a reputation for being able to help aid those who suffer from insomnia or anxiety.

Here are ten patchouli essential oil recipes to get you started on your aromatherapy journey!

1. Aftershave Aromatherapy

Those new to aromatherapy may be surprised to hear that aftershave is a great way to incorporate essential oils into your daily routine! In addition to aromatherapeutic benefits, certain essential oils help soothe skin irritation. Plus, creating your own aftershave is an easy way to transition away from products that contain potentially harmful chemicals and synthetics. 

Combine together in a small bowl, and then apply to freshly shaven skin to soothe and moisturize  

2. Patchouli & Lavender Pulse Point Perfume

Patchouli blends well with many oils, but some of the best fragrance combinations also include lavender. This perfume helps to promote a feeling of calm and well-being while reducing feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. 

Applying perfume to the pulse points can offer the best results. Pulse points are generally warmer than other areas of your skin, due to the proximity of the blood pumping on the surface. The heat will activate the scent of your perfume, making it stronger. 

3. Fragrance - For Both Men & Women 

If you’re fond of simple scents, try this fragrance blend, appropriate for both men and women: 

As mentioned above, applying scent to pulse points will give you the best results. Store in a sealed container, in a cool, dark place.  

4. Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets help to decrease the amount of static in your clothes, along with leaving them feeling soft and smelling fragrant. To create your own, natural dryer sheets you will need the following materials:

  • Cloth scraps 
  • Patchouli Essential Oil - 25 drops
  • White Vinegar - 1 cup
  • One Large Glass Jar

Dip each scrap of cloth into the mixture and thoroughly wring it out, then store it in the other jar. Each cloth square can be used in the dryer three times before needing to be re-done.  

5. Shower Salt 

Bath salts have been popular for years, but did you know you can also make use of them in your shower? All you have to do is sprinkle the salt in the corners of the shower and let the hot water and steam do their work! To make your own DIY shower salt, use the following recipe:

Combine all ingredients together and store in a sealed jar, in a dark, cool, room.

6. Serenity Room Spray

To keep your house or office smelling fresh and clean, try this DIY room spray. 

  • Witch Hazel - ½ Cup
  • Water - ½ Cup
  • Patchouli Essential Oil - 15 drops
  • Lemon Essential Oil - 15 drops
  • Spray bottle

Mix together in a spray bottle to create one of our favorite patchouli essential oil recipes. Mist around the room for a cheerful burst of all-natural fragrance. 

7. Floral Diffuser Blend

Combine the following oils together to create a fresh, floral fragrance for any room in the house. The patchouli oil adds a little kick of spice, while the ylang-ylang oil acts as a foundation for the blend, making it last longer. 

8. Patchouli Hydrating Face Mask

It’s easy to get caught up in the hectic pace of everyday life and forget to take care of yourself. This DIY face mask makes it easier, containing only three simple ingredients. Cut those cucumber slices and get ready to relax with a little bit of self-love!

  • Argan Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Raw Honey - 1 tbsp
  • Patchouli Essential Oil - 3 drops

9. Sweet Bliss Massage Oil

Patchouli is reputed to have an anti-inflammatory effect, making it the perfect oil of choice for those suffering from arthritis and joint pain. To help relieve aching muscles and joints, combine the following ingredients together and rub them into the skin: 

10. Patchouli Beard Oil Recipe

Patchouli’s antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties make this oil a great choice for use on hair and beards, as it can help reduce symptoms arising from conditions such as dandruff, psoriasis, and eczema. To create your own beard oil at home, combine the following ingredients:

  • Avocado Oil - ½ cup
  • Coconut Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Patchouli Essential Oil - 8 drops
  • Cedarwood Essential Oil - 5 drops

Final Words

We hope one of these ten popular patchouli essential oil recipes has inspired you! At VINEVIDA, we always try to promote natural alternatives to all of our favorite products, as we believe in living as clean as possible. You can use patchouli oil in a variety of ways, including with a diffuser, in bath and beauty products, and around the house. No matter which way you choose, we’re sure you will love our deep, aromatic patchouli essential oil!

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