Not the Patchouli of my youth
Earliest memories are of San Francisco in the '60's and the smell of Patchouli. I tried making candles with this essence and it just didn't measure up to my expectations and/or memories. Perhaps it's just me and a case of not being able to find my way home.
March 12, 2014
Love this patchouli oil. It is the best on the market
January 20, 2014
This did not smell like my experience of Patchouli which is very pleasant therefore I am returning this item.
December 13, 2013
This patchouli oil leaves a lovely warm scent on the skin. I love it's invigorating, yet relaxing qualities. A treat for the senses. Love it and Swanson's has the best prices!
October 28, 2013
Great price Great product
This is a wonderful value. I love the smell of patchouli and this is wonderfully earthy and natural smelling. You can just tell it's purity. The fragrance does last a long time. I use this in my homemade skin lotions and by itself as a natural perfume. Love it and will buy again!
September 20, 2013
Great quality patchouli oil
I used some of this oil to scent a mixture of mostly shea butter, along with some Swanson's coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba oil and vitamin E oil to make my own night time hand cream. The patchouli is highly scented, which is what I wanted, since I was able to use less. Now I'm hoping the oil has an excellent shelf life!
July 30, 2013
Smells great, last long. Good value for your money. Great insect repellant.
April 30, 2013
love this scent i use it a lot to make my shea butter mix, a little goes a long way only needed a few drops in an 8 oz jar.
February 4, 2013
I use the Patchouli Oil as an air freshener in my truck. A couple of drops is all I need per week.
November 21, 2011
Pure essential oil with no additives. Outstanding, long lasting scent of patchouli with many uses.
As another reviewer mentioned it is very "powerful" which should be construed as a positive knowing it is 100% pure organic. I can put litterally one drop onto the back of my neck,spread it in and the aroma will be noticed(and commented on) for the next 8 hours! Several uses that I have found:
-Add several drops (to your desired scent level) to a bottle/or container of organic unscented oatmeal lotion.
-take a cotton swab and absorb approximately 12 drops into it, tightly wrap it in a baggy with small holes and place it in your vehicle for a great car freshener.
I live in the desert and at this time of year and we utilize evaporative coolers for a much more affordable way of cooling our homes. I will about 25 drops to a 32 ounce water spray bottle and spray/mist the cooler pads nightly to fall asleep to the serenity of the patchouli essence.
Yes, straight out of the bottle it is strong, which you may enjoy as I, but it should be added to other adjuncts to enjoy it as it's best. Additional scents that combine well with Patchoulli is orange, tangerine or clove oils.
June 13, 2011
Very strong scent
Both my husband and I tried to like this Patchouli Oil but it was just too strong and unpleasant. It was not what we were expecting and we returned it.
May 14, 2011
I require organic everything in my life and this oil is now a part of my fragrance world. Clean aroma, a little goes a long way. I use it to make soap, candles and even use it as a great way to smell better myself
December 1, 2010