1An aromatic oil obtained from a SE Asian shrub, which is used in perfumery, insecticides, and medicine.
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- You can also add 5 drops of patchouli essential oil, which is a great antimicrobial and deodorant.
- For a sensuous bath, try sandalwood, rose, ylang-ylang, patchouli, neroli or jasmine.
- Most essential oils are clear, but some oils such as patchouli, orange and lemongrass are amber or yellow in color.
mid 19th century: from Tamil pacc̣uli.
Definition of patchouli in:
- The US English dictionary