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Patchouli (Dark) Essential Oil

Patchouli (Dark)

Essential Oil

Patchouli (Dark)

Essential Oil
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Olfactive Description: Woody, Earthy, Dry, Herbal

A distinctive, earthy scent, Patchouli, pogostemon cablin, is a fragrant plant in the mint family; the leaves are steam distilled to produce our earthy Patchouli (Dark) essential oil. Dark patchouli has a richer, longer lasting scent than light patchouli. In handmade blends, we recommend using it as a base note; however, it stands on its own without the use of other essential oils.

We recommend this essential oil for use in ambience-setting candles, wax melts, tarts, and reed diffusers. It also performs well in bar and liquid soap, scrubs, and lotion.

Candle Maker’s Notes:
We’ve found that this essential oil has a medium hot throw in candles, rating two leaves out of three on our soy performance scale. When lit, candles made with this essential oil produce a pleasant, earthy scent.

Blends Well With: Bergamot, Lavender (Bulgaria), Black Pepper

Fragrance Wheel Family: Green

Vibe Check: Grounding, Balancing, Comforting

Suggested Colors: Brown, Tan

See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Storage Tip: Best stored refrigerated away from food products or in a cool, dark place.

Returns: Essential oils can only be returned with an unbroken, original seal on the bottle.


Botanical Name
Pogostemon Cablin
This product is not Certified Origin
Plant Part
Extraction Method
Steam Distillation
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
Soy Performance
2 of 3

Recommended Applications

This product is Candle Safe usage: 6.0% - 9.0%
This product is Bar Soap Safe usage: 1.0% - 6.0%
This product is Liquid Soap Safe usage: 0.5% - 1.0%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 0.5% - 2.0%
This product is Room Spray Safe usage: 5.0%
This product is Perfume Safe usage: 15.0% - 20.0%
This product is Diffuser Base Compatible up to 25.0%
*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired essential oil strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels. Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Cold Process Soap Performance


Lye Water Temperature 113ºF
Oil temperature 115ºF

We experienced a very slight amount of acceleration and no separation. We stick blended to a medium trace and, initially, it poured smoothly into the mold but we noticed it started to stiffen toward the end. We were able to tamp the mold on the counter a few times to smooth it out. After 24 hours, we observed the soap discolored to a light tan and reached a partial gel. The scent was very strong. After 30 days, the soap discolored tan and the scent remained strong.

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