Patchouli oil has a rich, musky, earthy, woody scent. It almost has very faint scent of fruit. Patchouli is an antidepressant with mild aphrodisiac properties. It alleviates nervous exhaustion and anxiety. It is also one of the top oils to use when treating many skin issues including impetigo, hives, eczema, acne, and dermatitis. It helps tighten and tone wrinkles and sagging skin. It also helps to soften and re hydrate chapped skin. Because it is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing, it is safe for all skin types. It is a great oil to include in hair treatments when treating dandruff, seborrhea, and dry hair. Patchouli is a good oil to use for weight loss. It helps you curb your appetite and also helps tone and tighten your skin to prevent sagging after weight loss. It has long been used as an insect repellent and can help you get rid of lice, fleas, and other bugs. It also helps heal insect and snake bites.