With its strong musky-spicy ground notes, Patchouli oil sticks out from the panoply of essential oils. It has regenerative, purifying, and tonic effects on the skin for a variety of conditions, and these have been well documented in the folk medicine of Asia. Its astringent effects help to prevent early ageing of the skin, and make it useful in case of varicose veins. It may also be valuable as an anti-inflammatory agent and in cases of fever.
Patchouli helps to ground a mind that may be spinning with ideas, and conveys the feeling of being connected back to the body and the senses. It is a good helper for anchoring the mind after meditation. Its warm character uplifts the heart, energizes the nerves, and gives rise to the desire to be in the present, and to enjoy the world in a more balanced way. Tonic earth for moments of harmony and peace.