Newly distilled patchouli essential oil has a fresh, green, and slightly harsh aroma. As the oil ages, however, it mellows considerably, becoming sweeter and more balsamic. Like a fine wine, patchouli improves with age.
Patchouli blends well with many other essential oils, including sandalwood, vetiver, geranium, neroli, cedarwood, bergamot, jasmine, lavender, cassia, myrrh, clary sage, lavandin, clove, cinnamon, and rose.
Patchouli is known for its grounding, balancing and calming effects.
Patchouli essential oil is generally considered a base note.
Quick Tip Blend 12 drops with 2 fluid ounces water in a mist bottle for a balancing facial spray.
Recipe Balancing Body Oil
12 drops Aura Cacia Patchouli Essential Oil
12 drops Aura Cacia Lavender Essential Oil
2 fluid ounces Aura Cacia Sweet Almond Oil
2-ounce amber glass bottle
1. In bottle, combine oils, then smooth onto clean skin.