12 Patchouli Diffuser Blends To Relax, Uplift & Calm

By Alison Angold | Qualified Aromatherapist | CIDESCO ITEC

A small bottle of patchouli essential oil on a white shelf, next to an essential oil burner, showing patchouli diffuser blends

Patchouli is an aroma that you either love or you hate! But whatever side you sit on, you need to know that patchouli essential oil has some wonderful benefits.

By using patchouli diffuser blends, you can use this powerful oil to relax, uplift, and create a sense of well-being.

Patchouli is from the mint family but has a deep, earthy musky tone. On its own, it can be quite overpowering, but when blended with other essential oils, softer, lighter aromas can be achieved. Patchouli is often used as the base of perfumes and colognes.

Patchouli blends well with;

  • Vetiver
  • Grapefruit
  • Orange
  • Sandalwood
  • Cedarwood
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Rose
  • Neroli
  • Bergamot
  • Clary sage

Patchouli Diffuser Blends

Use a diffuser or burner to scent your room, with these wonderful patchouli diffuser blends.

Sleep slumber

Patchouli is a known sedative, so is an ideal oil to help prepare the body for rest and sleep. Lavender is also a good oil to use in the evening and adds a welcome floral note. This is a perfectly simple blend for a no-fuss patchouli diffuser blend.

Patchouli & Lavender

Uplift & Revive

A relaxing, yet uplifting blend that helps to revive and give a feeling of well-being.

Patchouli, Geranium & Lemon

Insect Repellent Blend

The scent of patchouli is known to be an effective insect repellent and when blended with citronella and lemongrass, makes a powerhouse for keeping bugs away – as well as creating a wonderful scent. A great blend for burning outside in the summer.

Patchouli, Citronella & Lemongrass

Meditate and focus

This blend will help to relax, and clear your mind, while adding a welcome lifting scent of grapefruit. An ideal blend to accompany meditation or yoga.

Patchouli, Grapefruit, Frankincense

Clear thinking

Clear your mind with this vibrant, clearing blend.

Patchouli, peppermint, rosemary

Woody cologne

The cedarwood here gives earthy patchouli a more masculine aroma, while a touch of lavender lightens the scent.

Patchouli, Cedarwood & Lavender

Sultry Summer Fresh

Even though patchouli, has a deeper note to the aroma, there is also a slight sweetness to the smell too. Here the lighter citrus oils freshen the scent.

Patchouli, Orange & Grapefruit

Lighten up

When used in smaller amounts patchouli can be uplifting and stimulating and the addition of the citrus oils helps to further lift the blend.

Patchouli, Grapefruit & Bergamot

Love & romance

Patchouli’s deep, subtle fragrance, lends itself to a romantic atmosphere, and the addition of ylang-ylang and lavender make this

Patchouli, lavender, ylang ylang

De-stress blend

For when you really need to relax, release tension, and de-stress. Sandalwood is a similar oil to patchouli in its relaxation properties, while bergamot gives a lighter balancing note.

Patchouli, Sandalwood & Bergamot

Lethargy & exhaustion

While patchouli has plentiful relaxing benefits, it also helps to relieve fatigue and lethargy. Similarly myrrh and orange are good for lethargy too, and the orange gives a welcome lifting note.

Patchouli, Myrrh & Orange


Despite its earthy and unusual aroma, patchouli is useful for treating digestive issues such as nausea.

Patchouli & Mandarin

benefits of patchouli diffuser blends

Patchouli has many different therapeutic actions, many of which can be benefitted from, using a diffuser.

  • When using a larger amount, patchouli is relaxing and sedating
  • A smaller amount of patchouli essential oil is stimulating to the nervous system
  • Relieves stress-related conditions and anxiety
  • Helps with fatigue, lethargy, and exhaustion
  • Patchouli is a calming and grounding essential oil
  • Helps to boost the immune system
  • Can be used as an aphrodisiac

Safety precautions of patchouli diffuser blends

Patchouli is a non-toxic and non-irritating essential oil.

When diffusing with patchouli, use lower concentrations, to begin with as the aroma is a heavy one.

Follow the instruction on your particular diffuser and use the number of drops recommended here for each patchouli diffuser blend.

About the Author
Alison Angold is a fully qualified (certified) beauty therapist, massage therapist and aromatherapist from the UK. She has over 25 years experience in this industry and has worked in a variety of beauty salons, spa’s as well as running her own successful beauty and massage business. Her career has allowed her to treat many, many clients, with skincare concerns, medical conditions, and a whole variety of other ailments and issues, that has enabled her to work closely with essential oils, prescribing specific blends for these clients to help with these conditions. Her qualifications in the use of essential oils and aromatherapy, allow her to share this knowledge with others, in a safe, reliable way.

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