The darling of tantric Ayurveda, patchouli draws spirituality downwards to align mind, body and spirit.
In every way, it is mysterious and enigmatic. For many, its sensuous fragrance is reminiscent of 1970’s hippies. In fact, the retro synthetic lies far from the beauty of the essential oil.
On smelling, you could be forgiven for imaging it might derive from a wood or resin, but the sensuous fragrance comes from a close cousin of mint. Made famous in the 19th century, patchouli's leaves were placed between paisley scarves imported from India, to repel insects during their long journey to the West.
Psychologically, the deeply masculine aroma supports discovery of how the physical body manifests symptoms as a reaction to things going on in the mind.
Also supporting healthy skin repair, patchouli nourishes and protects at the very deepest level.