No need to buy body oils when you can create this simple Patchouli Body Oil with just a few ingredients. Patchouli Essential Oil is commonly used in perfumes, incense, insect repellents, and as a fragrance additive to many products.
Patchouli oil is said to promote relaxation and peace. Its rich and deep aroma blends exquisitely well with the citrus oils in this blend. It can be used to help relieve stress and anxiety. In addition, patchouli oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can help keep your skin healthy.
Best Carrier Oil for Patchouli
Are you looking for a natural way to moisturize your skin? I recently created this Patchouli Body Oil blend for a friend. She isn't very familiar with essential oils but knew that she liked citrus scents and needed something to help moisturize and nourish her skin.
Sweet almond oil instantly came to mind for a base because it is a great all-purpose carrier oil that has emollient properties. Then I thought...oh patchouli would be FABULOUS with some citrus oils!
Sweet almond oil is known for its many benefits, including the ability to improve skin complexion and elasticity. Additionally, it can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars. If you're looking for an earthy scent, patchouli may be a good essential oil to pair with almond oil.
Together, almond oil and patchouli make a wonderful combination that can benefit your skin in numerous ways. Try using this duo yourself and see how well it works for you!
Patchouli Essential Oil Uses and Benefits
A member of the mint family, this sensuous and earthy oil is steam distilled from patchouli leaves. It is a perfume fixative (strong base note), it helps to hold the top and middle notes to the skin for longer periods of time.
Patchouli oil has many benefits, including skin moisturization, stress relief, and improved circulation. Here are just some of the many benefits of patchouli oil:
- Promotes a smooth, glowing complexion
- Offers a grounding, balancing effect on emotions
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and minor skin imperfections
- Its intoxicating aroma has aphrodisiac properties
- Acts as a natural deodorant that helps eliminate body odor
- Improves confidence and clarity of thought
Read More: Patchouli Essential Oil Spotlight
DIY Patchouli Body Oil with Citrus Essential Oils
Check out this easy recipe for Patchouli Body Oil! Made with just a few simple ingredients, this oil is perfect for hydrating and restoring dry or damaged skin. Plus, the earthy scent of patchouli is thought to be relaxing and stress-relieving, making it the perfect choice for a soothing evening massage. It's also a great choice for people with dry or sensitive skin.
- 8 drops Patchouli essential oil
- 6 drops Orange essential oil (Sweet or Wild)
- 6 drops Mandarin essential oil
- 4 drops Tangerine essential oil
- 2 oz Sweet Almond Oil
- 2 oz lotion pump bottle
Add essential oils and sweet almond oil to the lotion pump bottle. Place the cap on and roll the bottle between palms to blend the body oil together. You can use immediately but I find that the aroma is stronger the next day after the oils have had time to "mingle" together. This recipe is a 2% dilution (learn more about dilution here)
Recipe Tip: If you do not have the three different citrus oils, you can just use a total of 16 drops of what citrus oils you do have. None of the citrus oils in this blend are phototoxic so this blend is safe to use in the sun. Read more about phototoxic essential oils.
How to Use Patchouli Body Oil for Perfume and More
This patchouli body oil recipe that will help keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Broadly speaking, there are two types of people in the world: those who love patchouli oil and those who can't stand the smell. Which ever group you are in, I recommend giving this essential oil blend recipe a try.
Whether you're using patchouli oil body oil for a perfume, as a daily moisturizer or just because you need a little pick-me-up before an important event, this body oil is sure to leave you feeling happy and healthy!
Here are some ideas on how to use this homemade patchouli body oil:
Body Oil For Skin Moisturizer
Squirt a few pumps of the body oil into the palm of the hand and apply to skin any time of the day to keep it nourished and healthy. It is especially nice if you can use it after showering or bathing because the oil is easily absorbed when the skin is slightly damp and warm.
Patchouli For Natural Perfume
Apply this body oil simply for the beautiful, luxurious aromas. Makes a great alcohol free, 100% natural perfume, just apply to pulse points and forearms. Related Recipe: Orange Patchouli Solid Perfume
Patchouli For Massage Oil
Aromatherapy massages have so many benefits, this body oil can make the perfect complement to any massage. Sweet almond oil is a perfect base for massage oils, it nourishes the skin and absorbs well. Plus you will receive the benefits of the essential oils in the recipe.
Patchouli For Bath Oil
Body oils also be used as bath oils when added to the bathwater. Try 1 tablespoon of body oil with 1 tablespoon of Epsom salt or pink Himalayan salt. Swirl water to mix into the bath and enjoy!
Body Oil For Hair Serum
When hair is dry and frizzy try using the body oil as a hair serum. Rub 1-2 drops of body oil between your palms, and then evenly distribute onto the midsection and ends of hair.
Patchouli For Nail Oil
Give your nails and cuticles some TLC, rub a few drops of body oil onto your hands and nails to keep them soft and moisturized. Related Recipe: Rosehip Oil Nail & Cuticle Roller Blend
More Aromatherapy Benefits and Scents
Aromatherapy has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, both physical and mental. In this post, we'll take a look at some of the benefits of aromatherapy and how you can use it in your everyday life.
Aromatherapy is a healthy, natural way to improve your mood and manage stress. It's also been shown to be helpful in relieving pain and improving sleep quality. If you're looking for an easy, affordable way to boost your health, aromatherapy may be the answer. These aromatherapy scents and benefits can positively touch your life!
Stay safe and avoid side effects when using aromatherapy. Read our blog post on Essential Oil Safety Guide.
Where to Buy Essential Oils?
Essential oils are great because not only do they make you feel good physically but mentally as well. I love having them around since they have so many benefits like clearing the air of bad odors and improving moods by releasing calming scents in your home or office!
We are frequently asked what essential oil brand we like, here are some of our favorites: