(Pogostemon patchouli) has a deep, rich, earthy aroma that is mentally grounding and balancing. Patchouli is one of the best essential oils for skin care due to its versatility - it can help moisturize dry and cracked skin, regulate oily and blemish-prone skin, and overall keep skin looking healthy, young, and vibrant. Patchouli is considered a tonic, having an overall toning effect to help optimize metabolic function and strengthen the immune system. It stimulates blood circulation, digestion, and the elimination of toxins and excess water. Historically believed to be a prophylactic, helping prevent the spread of disease and infection.