The Meaning & Benefits of Patchouli Incense


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Patchouli is a bushy evergreen plant which is a close relative of the mint plant.

The fragrance has a long history in Asian cultures, but it also experienced a resurgence during the 1960’s counterculture movement.

Plant Family: Lamiaceae.

Synonyms: Patchouly and Pogostemon patchouli.

Origin: India, Indonesia and Malaysia, but it is now grown throughout Asia.

Parts Used: Dried leaf.

What Does Patchouli Smell Like?

Patchouli has a deep, herbaceous, spicy green fragrance.

The scent of patchouli is good in combination with benzoin, borneal camphor, cinnamon, clove, lavender, myrrh, opopanax, pine, rose, sandalwood, spikenard, and vetiver.

If you’re looking for good patchouli incense sticks, we recommend these.

Metaphysical Meaning of Patchouli

Elemental Symbolism: Earth.

Astrological Symbolism: Aquarius, Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo.

Planetary Symbolism: Saturn.

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