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Essential Oil Spotlight - 30 Ways Patchouli Can Help You!


Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) is a leaf oil, that is steam distilled, with a base note.  Patchouli has a rich, earthy, even musky scent that took a while for me to like.  It seems to be tied to the 70's, I find that the "flower children" of the 60's and 70's love it.  When I smell it, I find myself almost immediately grounded.



The constituent, patchouli alcohol can be used to synthesize Taxol, an anti-cancer medicine.  However, there is no proof that the essential oil has an anti-cancer properties. (Source)


On the wikipedia.com website, "Patchouli is a species of plant from the family Lamiaceae, commonly called the "mint" or "deadnettle" family.  It is native to tropical regions of Asia, and is now extensively cultivated in China, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Maldives, Malaysia, Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, South America and the Caribbean."  


According to pubmed.com, in a study dated Summer 2013, Evaluation of the Antibacterial Activity of Patchouli Oil, "....patchouli alcohol and pogostone all have good antibacterial activities."  Both constituents are in patchouli


As you can see, it's great for reducing bacteria, but there are so many more benefits.


  • Aphrodisiac

  • Enhance sensuality

  • Awaken kundalini energy

  • Ground

  • Assist manifestation

  • Calms the  nerves

  • Stimulating

  • Provide clarity of thought

  • Reduces overactive minds

  • Raises consciousness to be more aware and present in life

  • Bring enlightenment

  • Focus

  • Pain

  • Inflammation

  • Anti-bacterial

  • Changes perceptions and increases objectivity

  • Bring Joy

  • Uplifting

  • Cooling

  • Reduces depressed feelings

  • Stimulates the immune system

  • Reduces "spacey" feelings

  • Promotes feelings of being safe

  • Said to attract love and money

  • Support digestive system,

  • Support respiratory system, 

  • Wound healing 

  • Reduces heat in the body, 

  • Acne

  • Skin nourishing


Paired Crystals:

If you wanted to pair crystals with this lovely oil, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, garnet, pink calcite, rose quartz, hematite are all excellent choices.  Wear them as a necklace or bracelet, carry in a pouch, or just have in your pocket.


Blends well with:  

Laurel Leaf, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Rose Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Rose, Sandalwood, Spikenard, Vetiver



Diffuse, massage, bath, topical



Use caution if you have a clotting disorder, are on a blood thinner, having surgery, or have an ulcer, hemophilia or other blood disorders.  Always dilute. *1


Please dilute accordingly.  ​In 1 ounce of carrier oil:

  • 0.5% (1/2 percent) - 1 years old to 3 years old  (2-3 drops)

  • 1% - 6 years old to 10 years old (5-6 drops)

  • 2% - 10 years to adult (10-12 drops)

  • 3% - acute pain (18-24 drops)


If you would like to buy an essential oil blend, a crystal healing bracelet or necklace, visit our website at http://www.sweetwillowspirit.com.  If you have any questions, please send me an email at melissa@sweetwillowspirit.com.  Also, Barefut sells this oil, you can find it HERE.









This information is not meant to take the place of diagnosis and treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Since the actual use of this product by others is beyond our control, no expressed or implied guarantee as to the effects of their use can be given nor liability taken. Use at your own discretion. Any application of the recommendations is at the user’s risk. Sweet Willow Spirit, LLC disclaims any liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of this information and assumes no responsibility for any actions taken. This should not be used in place of traditional therapies but solely as a complementary means for bringing well-being. The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made as to any medicinal value of any oil or healing modality.


*1 Tisserand and Young; Essential Oil Safety A Guide for Health Care Professionals: Second Edition.  New York: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014.  Print


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