Use for acne, dermatitis, eczema, oily skin, sores, wounds, scar tissue and wrinkles. It is also used in the treatment of depression, stress and other nervous disorders. Other uses include use as an insect repellent, help with menopausal sweating and varicose veins. It is also an antiseptic, antiviral, astringent, digestive, anti-inflammatory. In lower doses it is considered calming or sedative and stimulating in higher doses. Always mix patchouli essential oil with carrier oil.