Patchouli oil has a characteristic scent that might be described as woody, sweet, and spicy. Apart from the amazing scent, Patchouli has some health benefits due to potent anti-inflammatory compounds in it. A study assessed the pain-relieving effects of patchouli extract in mice. The researchers found that the oil reduced their response to pain in a variety of tests. Patchouli is incredibly skin protective, A study treated mice with patchouli oil for two hours and then exposed them to ultraviolet radiation, which can age and damage skin. Using a variety of tests, they assessed the potential protective effects of patchouli oil.