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Patchouli oil uses?

I bought some Patchouli oil in error (intended to buy Peppermint). Are they any uses for it in the garden - repellent etc?
Thank you. 


  • B3B3 Posts: 27,331
    I quite like the smell. Maybe you could use it to attract females in the garden.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    Reminds me of the 60’s the boys used to rub it into their hair. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 513
    I thought it was used to disguise the smell of cannabis back in the day. I don't grow any of that so we can rule that out as a use. 😊
  • TheGreenManTheGreenMan Posts: 1,957
    I use it on my beard. It smells nice and keeps it looking good. 

    Grow a beard. 👍🏼 
  • alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 513
    You certainly get some unexpected answers on here I must say 🤣
  • floraliesfloralies Posts: 2,690
    I used to love perfumes with patchouli in them in the 60's, can't think of a gardening use though!
  • alfharris8alfharris8 Posts: 513
    Thanks all. I think I might just ask the nice lady in the shop if I can exchange it then. 😁
  • Joyce GoldenlilyJoyce Goldenlily Posts: 2,914
    Patchouli is a base oil or grounding oil used in aromatherapy to put into oil blends for massage.
    I would have to research its uses in gardening. I am a bit rusty now.
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