Many of you might be familiar with the patchouli plant and its many attributes. In case you don’t, I will gladly pin point how magnificent this plant has come to be. I will start off by giving you a little background on its origins. Patchouli is a bushy herb of the mint family, with erect stems, reaching around 3ft in height and bearing small, pale pink-white flowers. The plant is native to tropical regions in Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. It grows well in hot weather out of direct sunlight. If the plant withers due to lack of water, it will recover well and quickly after rain or watering. The seed-producing flowers are very fragrant and blossom in late fall. The tiny seeds may be harvested for planting, but they are very delicate and easily crushed. Cuttings from the mother plant can also be rooted in water to produce additional plants.
Due to its rich musky-sweet fragrance, Patchouli is used widely in modern perfumery and in modern scented industrial products such as paper towels, laundry detergents, and air fresheners. Patchouli is also an important ingredient in East Asian incense. Patchouli leaves have been used to make an herbal tea. In some cultures, patchouli leaves are eaten as a vegetable or used as a seasoning. Patchouli is beneficial to the skin in many ways. It is often used to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, and minor skin imperfections and to promote a smooth, glowing complexion. The strong deep musky fragrance of Patchouli provides a grounding, balancing effect on emotions and because of this people favor its essential oil form.
The patchouli plant is well known for its earthy traits and has long been used for medicinal and spiritual purposes. It is often used by magic users in ritual workings and spells for love, attraction, passion, and wealth. Patchouli is a love fragrance and an aphrodisiac. It’s pleasant alluring aroma summons the spirit of love when doing magical love spells to attract people, bring back a lover, and spark the fire in a relationship. You can easily incorporate patchouli oil in your love and money drawing spiritual workings by anointing and dressing your candles, pendants, talismans and mojo bags as well as wearing it as a perfume.
The many uses of patchouli are endless. One of my favorite ways to use patchouli is by burning incense while meditating. I also like to combine it with peppermint oil and apply it to the forehead, temples and back of neck to help wind down after a long day. No doubt patchouli has incredible spiritual and emotional healing abilities. Its earthiness has such great positive effects to benefit from and incorporate in our daily lives…