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Rating: One of my absolute favorite scents. Smells amazing paired with either lavender or spearmint. Definitely a staple in my soap-making supplies.
By:Haley, Fort Rucker, Alabama
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Jan-2021
Rating: I’ve been a fan of patchouli since the 1960s. We’ve been making soap for over fifteen years and NDA dark patchouli is the best Patchouli we’ve ever found. Warm, earthy, sensuous, intriguing; it is the most popular of all the goats milk soaps we make. NDA has quality and affordability, a convenient to use website and fast high quality shipping. We purchase all of our essential oils from NDA now as well as our carrier oils. Proud to be a repeat customer and We highly recommend their products to friends, pharmacies and other shapers.
Rating: I'm usually not a big fan of patchouli but this is a very high quality oil,and the scent is much more pleasing to me than other patchouli that I've tried. Compared to the light version this has a very heavy and dank smell,its very earthly and bold and not as sweet smelling. Its a very potent oil,blending with other scents you can easily overpower all other oils with this one,it's very strong! Overall I feel this was a great purchase even though I don't like patchouli the most,I still cherish it. Thank you new directions.
By:Andrew, Niagara Falls, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-May-2019
Rating: This essential oil is the best Patchouli oil I have ever experienced. Very meditative scent.
New Directions Aromatics Response:
Khali, we’re glad that you've found us. Thank you for appreciating our products and service, and we look forward to doing more business with you.
By:Khali, Renton, Washington
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Jul-2015
Rating: I mix patchouli with another essential oil in a base of aloe vera gel to use as a hand cleaner when I am out on errands. When I handed my receipt to the checker at the exit of a big membership store, she exclaimed, "Oh, I smell patchouli!"
By:Ann, Fullerton, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 05-May-2013
Rating: Love the Patchouli. I mix my own chakra blends and Patchouli along with myrrh and cedar wood are the primary elements in the root chakra oil. Whenever I wear the oil I get plenty of compliments from people. I believe it brings people back to the 60's. I also have used it in my facial wash and shampoo. It really enhance and invigorates my showers.
By:Sarah, Santa Rosa, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Feb-2014
Rating: Haven't tried the light patchouli yet so can't compare but this one smells divine. A+
I used it in cold process soap and it came through and sticks nicely. I mix it with dragons blood (NDA) and it's one of my best selling soaps!
Rating: I've been purchasing patchouli oil from NDA for quite a few years now. Extremely high, and consistent quality at a fair price. I can't imagine finding a better patchouli oil anywhere. Works extremely well in cold processed soap. A very complex fragrance. Earthy and sweet.
Rating: NDA has the BEST oils I've found online! Only ordered a little, to see what it was like, and was blown away at the quality... not to mention, how carefully it was packaged :) loads of bubble wrap! Just ordered like 12 bottles so I'll be well stocked up! I have a habit of sharing my beauty supplies & thanks to the reasonable pricing, I can afford to be generous w/ any family & friends that share my love of patchouli.
By:Jessica, Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Mar-2016
Rating: This is an amazing Patchouli Oil. I remember the first time I smelt this oil I was in the gym 23 yrs. ago and I fell in love with this fragrant EO oil and had to have it. I love , love, love this earthy scent. I had a friend to ask me last night what is that smell at my house. She said she can smell it while walking up to my front door on a very cold winter morning below zero out here in Indiana and she smelt it approaching my door. She described it as mediciney I knew what she was talking about this is what my husband describes this lovely Patchouli Oil as. I have been purchasing this oil here at NDA for the past 9 years and as long as they don't change the fragranct note in this oil I will continue to purchase this oil from here. The price is a very good price for this oil. This oil is like wine it gets better with time. When my kids leave my home wherever they go they tell my kids you smell like your momma "you must have just left your momma house." I gets LOTS compliments with this wonder Patchouli Oil. I can't say enough about this oil I love it sooooo!!!! Much. I wish was more than 5 stars to give because it just this amazing..
Rating: I am not a fan of patchouli, but this is fantastic. The scent is earthy as described, but not in the stinky hippy kind of way. I actually want to keep smelling this over and over again. Added to lemongrass and lavender and bam, perfection.
By:Eben, Woodland Park, Colorado Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Jan-2015
Rating: NDA you have cornered the market on the true meaning of " quality product at an affordable price". Ive been buying Patch for 30 years so I can say this with confidence.. This EO is wonderful - rich and deep. What a price too. If you are a real patchouli lover that collects and stores it like wine, this one is a must have for your collection. Only draw back is better buy two one to use and one to age, otherwise you will be dipping into your stash way to often cuz this one really doesn't need any more time as is. Can you imagine how lovely it will be later.
By:Heidi, Satellite Beach, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Feb-2015
Rating: My first dark patch, bought based on great reviews. I am pleased with this oil and the price! Blended with orange and benzoin for a sweet, deep, and rich smell.
By:Jennifer, Moon Township, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Oct-2010
Rating: 10 STARS!!!!! I have purchased Patchouli from 5 different companies and this is the best. On my counter, I have different bottles of patchouli from different companies and the best and richest scent is the NDA's brand. Therefore, if you are looking for real Patchouli EO, NDA has the best!
Rating: Deep. rich scent that our customers can't get enough of. Love the quality of this Patchouli EO! Thanks NDA!
By:Aaron, La Grande, Oregon Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Feb-2014
Rating: I'm a huge fan of patchouli essential oil. I have purchased patchouli oils from all over the world but NDA offers the most intoxicating scent of patchouli I have ever bought. I couldn't even get such quality from Indonesia. This product is absolutely amazing!
Rating: I am huge Patchouli Essential Oil fan and so aren't our customers. This dark one is our favorite by far. Works great in hot process and lotions and candles.
By:Jaklyn, North Scituate, Rhode Island
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-May-2012
Rating: deep, rich, earthy and mystical. off putting yet intriguing all at once. I like it and I love it AND it repels me slightly too. very grounding yet mystical all at once. this one is deep!
By:Robert, Prescot, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Oct-2013
Rating: I am new to patchouli and I am not too fond of the earthy smell, but mixed with blood orange and orange 5-fold in CP soap, it provides a deep and lovely scent.
By:Silvia, Riverside, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Apr-2013
Rating: Wonderful, strong, rich fragrance from this dark patchouli. It doesn't smell too great out of the bottle (even in dilution), but on exposure to air, it transforms into a rich and earthy smell. I suspect this is why people say that Patchouli gets better with age. In hot or cold process soap, however, you need not age it in the bottle since the finished bars age while exposed to air. A few days is enough. Blends fantastically with sweet orange 5-fold.
By:Eric, Manalapan, New Jersey Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Feb-2014
Rating: Absolutely the MOST AMAZING and lovely Patchouli I have smelled in 30 years! The first whiff I got of it took me back to the first time I smelled a REALLY good, expensive Patchouli and fell totally in love with it... just fabulous! Smells wonderful in my CP soap and blends well - sticks very well in CP soap too - quite long-lasting, and a little goes a long way. I need less of this oil than I do of most other essential oils when soapmaking, as it is a good strong scent. (Love it as a perfume and in various other things I make for myself - I LOVE a good Patchouli!) I am SO glad I took a chance on the 16 oz bottle - I only dared because of the many excellent reviews that gave me the confidence to try it. I consider myself to be somewhat of a Patchouli connoisseur, since it has been my favorite essential oil and only "perfume" I've used for nearly 35 years, and this is definitely among the best I've ever come across. (I'm reviewing the "Dark" Patchouli)
Rating: This is hands down, the best Patchouli at the best price. It blends nicely and is fantastic on its own. Earthy, fruity and fabulous. Patchouli soap and lotion blended with sandalwood and vanilla are my biggest sellers...thank you, thank you, thank you NDA! I love this stuff :)))
By:Lisa, Pellston, Michigan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-May-2008
Rating: Probably my favorite all time EO, definitely a stable base note due to the general good price and blending versatility. Just used some in my CP soap along with sweet basil and cedarwood and im excited to see how well it retains the smell. Haven't tried the light version but i am so content with the dark i see no need. Gotta love the woody,earthy and mysterious smell of patchouli!
By:William, Naperville, Illinois Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 19-Dec-2012
Rating: Excellent product. It smelled kinda nasty right out of the bottle, but I used it in a sandalwood blend in some cone incense I made, and they turned out fantastic!
By:Justin, Thomasville, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 03-Jul-2013
Rating: I am both happy with this product and repurchasing it now. Works well in my CP soap.
By:Rehman, Frederick, Maryland Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Oct-2011
Rating: I almost bought this several times and am glad I finally did! The smell is earthy and natural. I'm going to mix it with a touch of blood orange to bring out the citrus. Good buy!
By:Christina, Columbia, South Carolina Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Jan-2013
Rating: What a great price! I have used this in CP soap and it holds up well. I've also used it in other bath products and it never disappoints. I really like the earthy, sweet smell.
Rating: I made a luxurious face cream the day I received this splendid oil and the result has been remarkable! It keeps my poor winterized skin moist without looking slimy and even avoided my monthly Breakout! Three cheers for ND's fabulous dark patchouli!:-)
By:Tiffany, Morrisville, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Dec-2012
Rating: LOVE this patchouli! It is sweet, rich and complex! I purchased one from another company and so regret doing so. I will not make that mistake again! Thanks NDA! This one is da bomb!
Rating: This patchouli oil is exactly what it should be. It smells of damp soil and dried twigs. I love it"
By:Tiffany, Morrisville, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Dec-2012
Rating: Love it! I used to order my patchouli from a store in my area, I loved the smell but it was ridiculously expensive. New Directions Aromatics gave me the exact Patchouli that I needed, with a great price. So happy! Will buy more for sure!
By:Dina, Welland, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: NDA is the only place I have ever bought Patchouli and I love it, I still have one of the first bottles I've purchased from here 5 yrs ago and it is true, Patchouli only gets better with age, it's deeper, smokier, rich and earthy, I save my aged oil for the special products and I just bought another bottle for everyday blending. It really "fixes" your scent blends and is amazing with amber,vanilla, sandalwood, rose and lavender blends. I will always have this oil on hand.
By:Lisa, Pellston, Michigan Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 03-May-2008
Rating: A bit of a cliche smell, but blended with other oils it can really bring things together. Deliciously earthy. I will always keep buying this one.
By:Basil, Woodbridge, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is my go to oil. I love putting a few drops in my hands with some coconut oil and applying it to my underarms. I always get complements about what smell I have on.
Rating: This is the most wonderful patchouli I have ever used! It has aged nicely and smells even better than when I first opened the bottle. Blends wonderfully with other oils and performs suberb in my CP soap! Thank you NDA for a superior product and making it so cost-effective for the (very) small soap maker!
Rating: Patchouli Dark was my first purchase from NDA. My intent was to find a thick, earthy pachouli and this is it! I've put it in shampoo, conditioner, skin moisturizer, my vacuum, in the dryer in place of dryer sheets and my husband practically rolls in it. Unless the composition changes severely, I will not purchase this oil anywhere else. I had no idea except by reading reviews that this oil is purported to relieve skin ailments - doesn't matter, the smell to me is so grounding it doesn't have to do anything else.
Rating: Very nice quality oil. I don't personally love the smell of it, but my sister does. It acts as a good base for blends that need to be rounded out a little more. It's also known to anchor and extend the scent of citrus oils.
By:Steven, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Dec-2011
Rating: Whoa! This oil is fantastic! Compared to other Patchouli E.O.'s I've used before, this one is so much thicker and I can tell that it is truly natural and not synthetic like the others. NDA will always be my favorite website for purchasing my ingredients!
By:Bri, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 21-Dec-2011
Rating: This definitely has an earthy smell!! I love it! In the middle of winter it reminds me of playing in the garden and the dirt. Mmmmm! Highly recommend if you want an earthy base.
By:Jeannette, Red Deer, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Awesome product and you cant beat the price!
By:Phyllis, Halifax County, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: My first patchouli and I love it! I can't compare it to light patchouli, but I really love it! I'd much rather use essential oils than synthetic fragrances, but I often struggle to find essential oils and essential oil combos that I'm 100% pleased with. I'm not crazy about either patchouli or lavender on their own, but put them together and it's perfect!
By:Andrea, Katy, Texas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Mar-2011
Rating: This patchouli is amazing! I love its deep, earthy, spicy, piquant scent, and I simply can't get enough of it. It's great with lavender, and does wonders to offset the sweetness of more floral scents like ylang ylang. I look forward to seeing how the scent matures over time. It's definitely worth getting 100mL instead of 15mL--you'll find uses for it!
By:Marie, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Love this Patchouli oil. I just made CP soap with it and the scent is
By:Lisa, Paris Crossing, Indiana
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Oct-2010
Rating: Verry nice Patchouli. A little goes a long way in cp soaps.
By:Derek, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Jul-2011
Rating: I LOVE this Patchouli...it is deep and earthy. It blends well with so many other essential oil and is very healing to mind and body alike. Another great, reasonably priced EO from NDA. Thanks!
By:Tiffany, Yucca Valley, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Jun-2010
Rating: This Patchouli is so deep and rich....I've used other patchouli's that need time to age before they even smell like patchouli.This one will give my lotions, body butters and shampoos the earthiness right away and will deepen even further ... Absolutely Fabulous !!!
By:Crystal, Burnaby, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I love patch and this one is fantastic :)
By:Christine, North Vancouver, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I thought this dark patchouli would be thicker, but regardless, I love the smell and it's doing an amazing job of shrinking those mystery balls of I-don't-know-what They are like cysts, I suppose, that show up on the hands and wrists. Overnight one large and rather painful one showed up on the top of my hand, and it was BIG. I immediately started rubbing this lovely scented patchouli, neat on the area, and in less than 2 weeks, it has shrunk to half it's size and is no longer painful. I sometimes combine it with some lavender neat, as I understand that both can do something for these cyst-like creatures that appear on the hands and wrists. I wasn't sure it would work, but seeing is believing. I see there's an organic patchouli out now too. I must try that as well, as order another bottle of the dark, so I can let it age a little. But I'm still waiting on the South African lavender to reappear before I place another order.
By:Jesse, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is a really fabulous patchouli. Try it and you won't be disappointed!
By:Diane, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is the best and high quality Patchouli EO. Works very well in CP soaps.
Rating: Love this patchouli, the price is right too. I use this in most every mixture of mine.......Time to restock!
By:Carrie, North Fork, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 16-Aug-2009
Rating: A fantastic value for this type of oil! On its own, it is *very* musky and earthy, but in a good way. Though I'll use it straight in my Dr. Bronner's liquid soap, I also like to feminize it and turn it into a homemade "perfume" by wearing 3 drops mixed with either NDA rose or jasmine fragrance oil (2 drops of one or the other) mixed on my wrists, then dotted where ever else (usually neck, decolletage, insides of elbows, under the arms, etc.) I want to smell good. And let me tell you, whenever I wear this concoction, I receive TONS of compliments. In the last month alone, I have given three complete strangers NDA's Web site info so they could order their own as they were that taken by this oil's fragrance.
By:Erin, Efland, North Carolina
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 06-Apr-2009
Rating: At first when I smelled this it was not one of my favorites, but I have grown to love this scent, it has an exotic aroma to it ,
And I find it to blend well with other EO \'s such as Ylang Ylang, and especially Sweet Orange
By:Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Great patchouli at a great price; wonderful in facial elixirs and all kinds of fragrances, and a surprising friend for troubled scalps.
By:Jourdain, Salinas, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-May-2009
Rating: I love it! It has a nice rich smell but not to earthy/dirt smell as some do. A great price for the quality.
Rating: High quality scent at a fantastic price. I am always amazed at how much you get and how little I pay.
By:Susanne, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I really dont like Patchouli but I got this EO to use in certian oils. This one pleased me though, I am not sneezing. Normally I sneeze non stop from the overpowering scent this seems to have. This isn't to bad.
By:Chloe, Waterloo, Iowa Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 28-Jun-2009
Rating: I found this to be a very strong patchouli. Nice, true patchouli aroma, but be careful because it will overpower your blends. I really like this oil but will be using it more in moderation.
By:Kathryn, Lauderdale By The Sea, Florida
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Mar-2009
Rating: "You smell great!" I get that a lot, and I have a feeling this Patchouli Dark has little something to do with it! As wonderful as it smells, I use it for skin care, and I'm just as pleased with those results as I am with the aroma!
By:Laura, Lakeville, Massachusetts Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Mar-2009
Rating: I can still remember the very first time I ever smelled patchouli. I was smitten! It continues to be one of my very favourite scents and I have worn it for years. The New Directions Patchouli Dark is wonderful, deep and rich. Perfect strangers have come up to me and asked, "What are you wearing? I love it!"
I would highly recommend this product to anyone who loves that great Summer of Love scent!
By:Anne, Western Shore, Nova Scotia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I have 2 bottles of this wonderful oil. One is a bottle from a year and a half ago, well aged in the back of a friend's pantry and the other is fresh, purchased in February of this year. This Patchouli is rich and smokey. Not quite the gorgeous deep chocolate note that you get from some Patchouli's, but much more murky and smokey. Quite lovely :) The aged patchouli has intensified and deepened both the characteristic patch smell and the smoke. Good, but could be better :)
By:Selena, Redding, California
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Jan-2009
Rating: I love the scent on its own but the beauty of Patchouli comes from its ability to enhance so many other essential oils and make the perfect blends. I am a cold process soaper among other things and Patchouli lends its staying power to blends through that process. I have yet to have a customer with eczema whom did not respond to the powers of patchouli in various combinations in creams and balms. Of course the fact that it is the only oil that I know of that improves with age versus disipating makes it my first choice oil. New Directions does have the best prices for this high quality oil. If I could rate it excellent + I would.
By:Vanice, Cambridge, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I can't say enough wonderful things about this product. I used it in my Christmas M&P soaps and everyone RAVED about them! It has such a delicious, earthy, yet sweet smell. It is a very complex aroma that will pleasantly surprise you every time you use it. I blended it with lavender with very good results. This is an extremely high quality oil. I wouldn't buy it anywhere else!
By:Holly, Glendale, Arizona Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Dec-2008
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