Patchouli (Light) Essential Oil

(4 customer reviews)



Oil Summary: Patchouli Light essential oil, sometimes called “iron-free” patchouli essential oil, is steam distilled from the Patchouli plant. When the patchouli is distilled using iron vats, the end product is called “dark”; when it is distilled using stainless steel vats, the end product is called “light”. This is because, when using iron vats, metallic ions are released in to the oil which darken the color. Patchouli light has a lighter aroma, color and is known to fade more quickly. Patchouli essential oil became very popular during the “hippie generation” of the sixties and was used as an incense or natural perfume. There are those who believe patchouli essential oil to be overpowering and unpleasant. However, if used correctly and sourced from a reputable manufacturer, it can be quite subtle and more grounding. Most reputable sources will agree that superior quality patchouli essential oil originates from Indonesia. Patchouli essential oil may be the only essential oil that improves with age, with the aroma becoming deeper, smoother and less pungent over time. Patchouli Light essential oil can be a sedative at low doses and stimulating at higher doses, so the amount you include will determine the outcome of your blends. Therapeutically, it is known to possess antiseptic, astringent, antidepressant, carminative and anti-inflammatory properties. Use sparingly!



Odor and Appearance: A greenish yellow to dark yellow liquid with a strong aroma that is earthy, sweet with an herbacious/woody undertone.

Country of origin: Indonesia

Botanical Name: Pogostemon cablin

Contraindications : As with all essential oils, never expose undiluted Patchouli oil to the eyes or nose. If applying to the skin, always start by doing a patch test to a small, insensitive part of the body.Information about the effects of Patchouli oil to children and expectant/lactating women is not consistent, but to be safe, avoid administering to children under the age of six. And if you’re pregnant, consult a health care professional before introducing the oil to your diet.


*?These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.*?

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4 reviews for Patchouli (Light) Essential Oil

  1. Irene (verified owner)

    Works wonderfully in body wash and body oil

  2. Karen Johnson (verified owner)

    I love this product – can’t live without it. My husband gave it to me last year as a birthday present and 2 0z. has lasted me an entire year. I get compliments all the time when I wear it. I just ordered some more and got 3 – 2 oz bottles because I want to ensure I have it in stock. Their customer service is excellent. I give them a high 5. Thank you!!!!!

  3. Nikki Koons (verified owner)

    This essential oil reminds me of the 60’s! I use it in all my diffusers, alternating with Patchouli Dark. My house smells amazing!

  4. Nikki Koons (verified owner)

    Love Patchouli Light it reminds me of the 70’s. Fast delivery and great packaging!

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