Black patchouli incense provides an uplifting and relaxing effect. It has a thick, earthy smell that is very long lasting.
This article will share with you the background information about black patchouli incense, as well as some of the benefits that you could get from burning it.
Black Patchouli Incense
The oils that are extracted from the patchouli plant are usually distilled in stainless steel vats and when processed they are a light brown color. However some are distilled in iron vats and this gives them a darker coloring and a more powerful aroma. When these dark oils are used to make incense sticks, coils or powders they are referred to as Black Patchouli.
There is also a variety of the patchouli plant grown in Africa which produces a darker almost blue-black oil and this is known as East African Black patchouli. Many people who are used to the light or red patchouli find the black patchouli to be more potent and the scent is longer lasting.
I found one black patchouli item on Amazon during my research online, but it seems hard to find products with specific black patchouli labels.
Black Patchouli Incense Benefits
Black patchouli is often said to be helpful when used in aromatherapy to treat a variety of conditions.
Dark patchouli has a more intense aroma and is deeper and richer than light patchouli. Dark o black patchouli has a longer lasting fragrance. Black patchouli is more commonly used in perfumes as a base and as an ingredient in patchouli scented soaps because the scent does not fade as quickly after a time.
Black patchouli incense sticks are slow burning and have strong stress-relieving properties that can replace tiredness with a refreshed mind, and the earthy aroma will fill your home with a sense of calm. The fragrance is described as being strong, earthy and woody, with notes of black pepper.
Although black patchouli is a potent fragrance with many benefits, not everyone enjoys this scent. But to me, patchouli is a good incense to use for meditation, manifestation or Wiccan rituals.
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