Patchouli oil is used in aromatherapy skin care for all kinds of problems, such as chapped skin and cracked feet, athlete's foot, dermatitis, weeping eczema, and as an hair care oil for greasy hair and dandruff. It is used as a deodorant and insect repellent. It is effective against insect bites and stings. It may be relaxing and aphrodisiacal, though opinions on this matter differ.
The scent of Patchouli stimulates the base chakra. It can be used in love charms and amulets to attract a lover, though presumably only ones that like the smell. It can be used in sex magic providing both partners respond positively to it. It has an affinity with the element of earth and can be used in rituals of Saturn.