We owe the Hippies from the 60’s a great deal more kudos than they receive today. They tapped into the energy of the coming of the new world age, and displayed a radical yet peaceful way of behaviour. It really was the first signs of the “dawning of the age of Aquarius” and 50 years later we, the common people, are really feeling the vibe in everyday life. The age of Aquarius is finally here and we are being summoned by the universe to improve, change, be kind to animals, be peaceful, add value to the world, be positive, look after the earth, tap into our spirituality and connect with people we have never met before. The scent of change in the 60’s was patchouli oil, and as a scent of peace, it is our oil now! It is an oil of the evolution of mankind.
Patchouli oil on it’s own is not particularly lovely, but when used with others oils, really comes alive. It is a “base oil” meaning that is dark, deep and heavy and related to the base and second chakras. The base chakra “Muladhara” is about survival (food, nurturing, shelter) and the second chakra “Svadisthana” is about our scared sexuality.
So it’s easy to understand why the hippie culture used this amazing oil. It is “grounding” as it helps us place our attention on our lower chakras – the ones closest to the earth. It helps us place our feet firmly in this world now and creates an empathy toward the planet and all the beings who reside on this planet. I would even say patchouli oil is almost buddhist in its existence.
The “free love” ethos of the hippie culture was supported by patchouli oil, and a need to connect with others in a deeply spiritual and sexual manner. It was all about the sharing the love and if we are to evolve beyond war, famine, politics and money we need to be peaceful and loving. We need patchouli oil!
Patchouli oil is also;
* great for skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis to help calm the symptoms
* wonderful to blend with other oils to help consolidate the scent and keep the formula in harmony
* a good oil to use on nail fungal infections – a drop straight from the bottle is best for this treatment
* an oil used to stimulate cell growth (like lavender) and therefore lovely in skin and hair care
Here are some recipes:
Warm 6 teaspoons of olive oil, add the following essential oils, then massage into hair and scalp. you can sleep on a towel overnight so the oils really penetrate, or wash and condition after an hour.
Patchouli 4 drops
Lavender 6 drops
Orange 5 drops
A deep moisturising oil blend to promote peace and harmony in your environment. To 3 teaspoons of oil (almond, jojoba, sunflower, grape seed) add:
Patchouli 2 drops
Rosewood 4 drops
Ylang Ylang 2 drops
Scent Your Space
In a traditional oil burner with a candle or an electric vapouriser add:
Patchouli 5 drops
Mandarin 15 drops
Lemongrass 5 drops
Patchouli is peace.
Patchouli is worldly love.
Patchouli is the scent of the evolution of human consciousness.