Patchouli has a deeply moisturising effect and is often used in aromatherapy treatments to help restore dry and tired skin. It can also be used as an intensive treatment for cracked and damaged skin, for example on very dry heels or skin suffering with the signs of eczema.
This essential oil, like most others, is usually used mixed with a base or carrier oil like sweet almond, grapeseed, jojoba, avocado and others, unless it is for your bath, when you can simply add a few drops in your bath water. Use this oil for a pleasant fragrance or aromatherapy with an oil burner or vaporiser. In aromatherapy, it is often used to combat depression, stress, and fatigue.