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Patchouli, Good for the soul.

Updated on October 18, 2015

Pa....what? Patchouli

Patchouli is a large perennial plant and is part of the Lavender, Mint and Sage family. Usually reaching about 3 foot in height, the plant produces an earthy, musky fragrance that was quite popular in the 1960's. It has light purple flowers but the thick oil is extracted from the bushy serrated leaves. Patchouli is highly cultivated in the Indonesian Islands, Philippines, Malaysia, China and South America.

Oils that blend well with Patchouli

  1. Bergamot
  2. Cedar
  3. Clary Sage
  4. Lavender
  5. Sandalwood
  6. Rose
  7. Sweet Orange

More than just skin...

Patchouli is known for it's therapeutic benefits on the skin. From boosting dull skin to calming acne, the list for skin benefits goes on and on. But have no doubt, the deep earthy scent also offers a wide variety of Aromatherapy benefits.

When this oil is diffused, it is noted to ease tension and anxiety. Perhaps the calming effect is why the oil is also felt to produce sensual and romantic feelings. The fact that this oil blends well with several popular oils makes the Patchouli oil desirable to achieve a number of Aromatherapy benefits.

Making your own massage oil is a wonderful way to use the oil to achieve a combination of benefits. The massage oil will have a refreshing feel to the skin and the fragrance of the oil will help with relaxation. Between the feelings of a massage and the relaxing aroma, it's not a far leap to a producing sensual feelings.

Massage Oil

  • 2 drops Patchouli, Essential oil
  • 8 drops Sandalwood, Essential Oil
  • 3 drops Orange, Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang, Essential Oil
  • 1 drop Ginger, Essential oil
  • 1/4 cup Jojoba, Carrier oil

Mix It Up

  1. Please be sure to read warnings on all labels before use
  2. Combine all ingredients in a dark glass bottle and store in a cool, dark place overnight. Shake well to thoroughly combine.
  3. Use within 3 months
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      B. Holmes 

      3 years ago

      Beautiful write-up!! I am looking forward to trying Patchouli with lavendar or another oil


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