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Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) Essential Oil

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) Essential Oil

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Plant description

Latin Name : Pogostemon cablin
English Name : Patchouli
French Name : Patchouli
Family : Lamiaceae
Origin : Madagascar, Indonesia, Philippines

History and Origin

Patchouli is a tropical plant that grows in Indonesia and the Philippines. Its name was given at the beginning of the 19th century and it originates from Tamil patch, which means “green”, and ilai, for “leave”. Fresh, it does not present the characteristic perfume that we know as patchouli. The plant has to go through a process of fermentation to develop its smell and then be distilled.

The reputation of patchouli is well established in perfumery. It is widely used, but often used as fractions (redistilled essences that are separated from their heavy phases) that present the advantage of a finer, less camphoric, aroma.

Superstitious people use patchouli to attract money and prosperity. It also enters in the crafting of talismans for fertility.

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Aromatherapy Data Sheet

Distilled Part : Leaves
Extraction : Steam distillation
Oil Characteristics : Clear mobile liquid of a dark yellow-brown color with a strong earthly smell.
Properties : Tonic and stimulating, digestive (stomachic), decongestive, phlebotonic+++, anti-inflammatory, tissue regenerator+, random anti-infectious, antiseptic, febrifuge, insect repellent and insectifuge
Indications : Seborrheic dermatitis, acne++, inflammatory or allergic dermatosis, eschars, fissures, oily skin, parasitosis, infectious enterocolitis (variable), external and internal hemorrhoids, varicose veins+++
Energetic and Emotional Effect :

Enhances the connection with Mother Earth. Its base note, earthly, resonates with the base chakra.

The aphrodisiac property of patchouli is connected with the second chakra.

For a stimulation and purification of the base chakra: blend ravintsara and patchouli.
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Diffused, patchouli brings an earthly note that will make you feel like you are stepping on a rich soil full of humus.


A base note that is suave and oriental, almost smoked. Patchouli is largely used in well-known perfumes, mainly for its sought-after base note.


Regenerating and circulation activating, patchouli's molecules are useful in cosmetology.


Patchouli blends well with sandalwood, cinnamon, vetiver, cedar, geranium, clove, lavender, bergamot, frankincense, clary sage, rosewood, Ho wood, or palmarosa.  












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Safety Data and Contraindications

  • No contraindication known under normal physiological doses.



Lot B-POCAIDN05P (2015-01)


Sesquiterpenols: patchoulol (27,32%), pogostol (2,12%)

Sesquiterpenes: α-bulnesene (19,03%), α-guaiene (15,07%), β-patchoulene (2,28%), β-caryophyllene (2,66%)


Lot B-POCAIDN07R (2016/06)


Sesquiterpenol : patchoulol (30,84 %)

Sesquiterpenes : α-bulnesene (18,46 %), α-guaiene (14,29 %), seychellene (6,11 %), α-patchoulene (4,22 %), β-patchoulene (3,42 %) 


Lot B-POCAIND03S (2018/01)


Sesquiterpenol : patchoulol (35,71 %)

Sesquiterpenes : a-bulnesene (21,93 %), α-guaiene (13,90 %), seychellene (6,36 %)


Lot B-POCAIND08S (2018/07)


Sesquiterpenol : patchoulol (30,84 %)

Sesquiterpenes : delta-guaiene (24,13 %), αlpha-bulnesene (15,15 %), seychellene (7,81 %), αlpha-patchoulene (4,65 %)


Lot BPOCAIND03T (2018/12)


Sesquiterpenol: patchoulol (37,53 %)

Sesquiterpenes: α-bulnesene (23,37 %), alpha-guaiene (15,09 %), seychellene (6,46 %)


Lot BPOCAIND03U (2019/12)


Sesquiterpenol : patchoulol (30,45 %)

Sesquiterpenes : delta-guaiene (23,81 %), α-bulnesene (16,30 %), seychellene (7,91 %)


Lot BPOCAIND08U (2020/06)


Sesquiterpenol : patchoulol (31,85 %)

Sesquiterpenes : delta-guaiene (22,51 %), α-bulnesene (15,80 %), seychellene (8,21 %)








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Documentation and References

P. Franchomme and Docteur D. Pénoël, L’aromathérapie exactement, Éditions Roger Jollois 

Deborah Eidson, La guérison vibratoire, Guy Trépanier Éditeur