A Must Have for Essential Oil Fans: Pure Patchouli Essential Oil

A plant that belongs to the mint family and is native to tropical climates such as in Asia, Brazil, and Hawaii. Patchouli plants produce oil that has a strong, sweet, and musky scent. The oil is derived from the leaves and stems of the plant. An oil so valuable that in the ancient Egyptian era, one pound of this oil was presumed to be equivalent to a pound of gold.

Known to be rich in therapeutic benefits, patchouli has several major components including Patchoulolα-Patchouleneβ-Patchouleneα-Bulneseneα-GuaieneCaryophylleneNorpatchoulenolSeychellene, and Postal.

Benefits Of Pure Patchouli Essential Oil:

  • The major compound found in Patchouli is Patchoulol, a highly grounding chemical component. This component is known to possess a balancing effect on emotions. This effect allows one to feel relaxed and less stressed or anxious. 
  • Strong antidepressant properties of patchouli oil can potentially aid in the secretion of “happy” hormones such as serotonin and dopamine. Therefore, reducing/treating chronic stress, anxiety, and depression. It can promote a feeling of relaxation when inhaled. Studies have found that inhaling patchouli oil causes a 40% decrease in relative sympathetic (sympathetic nervous system (SNS) releases the hormones to accelerate the heart rate) activity within adults.
  • Patchouli oil is also effective in controlling other biological factors such as heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, and immune function.  
  • Can promote mental alertness.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is used to relieve pain caused by rheumatism or rheumatoid arthritis. These properties can also reduce infections and boost immune function 
  • It is good to treat digestive ailments and overall reduce pain/discomfort.
  • In 2011, the Journal of Natural Medicines published research stating that patchouli oil helps to promote sleep after studying the effects on mice.
  • Compounds pogostone and (-)-patchouli alcohol has a potent antimicrobial activity which is able to strengthen the body’s immune activity and resistance to bacteria. Strong antimicrobial and germ-fighting properties make it suitable as an air deodorizer 


The main oil that promotes the grounding effect in Dr Deep Away formulation. The perfect oil to keep the stress and negativity at bay. Diffusing this oil will definitely be of help when you want to unwind and relax after a stressful day or even if you need a quick self-soothing moment before pushing through another stressful day. Share with us your experience with patchouli oil in the comments section below.

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