Daily Dose of Nature

Using Your Patchouli Oil

Patchouli imparts warmth and energy and it is an excellent choice for revitalising your skin, scalp, and digestive system. You can also use it to refresh your home.


Patchouli has been used in the Orient for centuries as a repellent and disinfectant to preserve clothes and carpets.

  • Deter bugs on warm summer evenings by adding 3 drops of patchouli oil and 5 drops of citronella oil to a ribbon and hanging it in front of the patio door.
  • For an effective carpet freshener, blend 10oz bicarbonate of soda with 10 drops of patchouli and 15 drops each of lemon and lavender oils in a plastic bag, shaking to the mix. After a couple of days, sprinkle on the carpet and hoover after about an hour.
  • For an alternative to mothballs, add a couple of drops of patchouli to cotton wool and place in the back of your closet.

Use patchouli to repel moths in a wardrobe.

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