Patchouli Oil has been in use throughout Asia and the Middle East for centuries. It was made very popular in the mid-1960s as the oil of choice for the "Flower Children" in the USA and Europe and was strongly associated with the relaxation techniques of the Indian Gurus. Its traditional uses include easing the symptoms of Acne, Headaches, Dandruff, Nausea and  for cleansing Oily Skin and Hair. It is antiseptic and antifungal and is useful against bites and sores.