Botanical name: Pogostemon cablin
Color: Medium amber
Perfumery note: Base
Related Planets/Deities: Earth/Gaia
Aroma: Richly complex, spicy, exotic
Energetic Properties: Grounding, regenerative, detoxifying
Aromatherapy Properties: An amber or dark orange viscous liquid with a sweet, rich, herbaceous-earthy odor that improves with age. It blends well with labdanum, vetiver, sandalwood, cedarwood, oakmoss, geranium, clove bud, lavender, rose, neroli, bergamot, cinnamon bark, myrrh, opopanax, clary sage, and oriental-type bases.
Patchouli is one of the most popular essential oils in the world, used heavily as a perfumery component and worn as a personal scent for its earthy appeal.
Spiritual Uses: As one of the most basic and powerful earth scents, Patchouli has a variety of magical and spiritual uses. It is often used in money spells, and is also a favorite ingredient for sex magick purposes. It has a regenerative and restorative essence, and is an excellent choice for grounding spiritual work. Patchouli is commonly used for magickal protection, purification, and banishing. As the most earthy of the earth scents, it is useful for those working with elemental Earth.
Blends well with: Lavender, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Rose, Cinnamon, Ginger, Copal, and Cypress.
History: Found in the wilds of Sumatra and Java, Patchouli has long been used in Asia for a wide variety of purposes, from an antidote to snake venom to a remedy for headaches. Patchouli spread from Asia to the West in the 18th century; during this time, silk traders from China traveling to the Middle East packed their silk cloth with dried patchouli leaves to prevent moths from laying eggs on the cloth. Supposedly, Patchouli was used as both a fragrance and insect repellent in the linen chests of Queen Victoria.
Perfect for use with our Ceramic Oil Burners.