Essential Oils An Introduction - Day 7 Patchouli


Essential Oil: Patchouli

Candle: Lavender & Patchouli

Day 7 - everything you need for a blissful sleep 


What is the Latin name for Patchouli?

Pogostemon patchouli

Where does Patchouli essential oil come from?

Patchouli is a bushy plant, commonly found in India and Malaysia, with furry leaves and flowers with a purple hue (not too dissimilar to lavender). The oil is obtained from the young leaves, which are dried and fermented before distillation. The essential oil is thick and dark brown in appearance, the fragrance improves with age to give a fuller, more rounded scent.


What does Patchouli smell like?

Patchouli is a strong earthy and exotic fragrance. It is used in many perfumes that have a mysterious, oriental characteristic and was very much in vogue during the ‘Flower Power’ era of the 1960’s.

What are the properties of Patchouli essential oil?

The earthy aura of patchouli promotes a grounding and balancing effect. It helps clarify problems and makes the mind more objective thus settling emotional states and provides relaxation.



What rooms should I burn my Lavender & Patchouli scented candle in?

Due to the calming and balancing properties of patchouli the Lavender & Patchouli candle is perfect for burning during the evening time or in your bedroom as you wind down from the day and get ready for bed. You will have an excellent night’s sleep after burning Lavender & Patchouli.

Who enjoys a Lavender & Patchouli scented candle?

Patchouli can be a little like marmite but those who love it adore it. It’s very popular amongst women who remember the 1960’s as it evokes pleasant memories so if that’s your Mum or Grandmother then you’d be on to a winner buying them this scent as a gift.


Inspired by Patchouli and want to get your hands, and noses, on the Lavender & Patchouli candle?

Shop Lavender & Patchouli scented candles

Each day during Aromatherapy Awareness Week I’ll share a new essential oil and scented candle with you and talk you through the benefits you’ll get on burning it. You can discover the origins of the essential oils, their beneficial properties, and how they are used to create the hand poured scented vegan candles you enjoy. As with all our scented vegan candles there are only three ingredients, soy wax, essential oils, and a cotton wick so I am really giving you and inside peak at one of the main ingredients of my making process this week.