Patchouli Essential Oil has a rich, earthy, woody aroma, with a nearly hidden fruity note. In skin and hair care, Patchouli Oil is a staple. It is helpful for most skin types, helping with dry, cracked skin, and regulating oily skin and acne. Those with eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff have said that patchouli is especially helpful for them. It is indicated for acne, athlete's foot, chapped skin, dermatitis, eczema, fatigue, frigidity, hair care, insect repellant, mature skin, oily skin, and stress by the Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils.