The earthy, exotic, balsamic and sensual scented essential oil patchouli is particularly balancing and mild. It strengthens the psyche, calms the nerves and the skin. For aphrodisiac mixtures, the extraordinary scent can be easily integrated into floral scent notes. In combination with rose geranium it can develop its balancing, soothing power. An effect that should not be neglected is the insect repellent effect of the essential oil. Patchouli is one of the most important raw materials for fine perfumery. With aging and maturation, patchouli oil becomes better, fuller and more aromatic over the years. It is worthwhile to leave the comparatively inexpensive essential oil to ripen unopened at home.