The Magical Blend of Frankincense and Patchouli in Various Forms

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Frankincense and patchouli are two fragrances that possess distinct yet complementary aromas. When blended together, they create a captivating, deep and woody scent that is almost enthralling.

In this blog post, we will explore how these two fragrances can be combined to enhance their individual benefits and create a unique and aromatic experience.

Frankincense is well known as a special fragrance and has been used for many centuries, and is even mentioned in the Christian Bible as being given as a gift by the three Magi at the birth of their Messiah.

Patchouli until the 1960’s was less well known but came to prominence when it was adopted by the “Hippie Movement”, as Eastern mysticism became popular among the youth of that era.

Combining various aromatic oils together has always been a traditional way of increasing their strengths and benefits, and this is the same with different types of incense.

The combination of Frankincense and Patchouli is an interesting one.

Frankincense is a resin that comes from the bark of a certain tree, whereas Patchouli is made from the dried leaves of a plant. However as aromatic oils extracted from the resin and from the plant leaves they make a good combination.

Both have musky, earthy aromas and blended together in essential oil form they can give a sophisticated sense of well-being, and are popular together like this in aromatherapy.

On its own, frankincense has been described as sweet and uplifting, and stimulating to the mind, and patchouli has more musky sweetness which stimulates the nervous system, lifting depression and giving a feeling of elation.

Together they are a stimulating combination and especially when burned as incense. The incense smoke form these two has been found to release chemicals and antioxidants which actually help to increase serotonin in the brain, which is a natural stress and anxiety reliever.

Many symptoms of depression and anxiety are caused by a lack of serotonin and while modern medicine can prescribe proprietary medication to treat this, it can often be alleviated by more natural organic methods.

As incense, it can either be blended on incense sticks or as a resin – patchouli resin can be obtained from the dried leaves of the patchouli plant and this combination can be burned on charcoal tablets; together they produce a strong aroma that leaves a lasting fragrance in a room or throughout your home.

This can have a cleansing effect both mentally and physically, clearing negative energy from your mind and your home as well as removing insects and bugs.

Used in meditation, patchouli is grounding and balancing, while frankincense has always been used for spiritual purposes, in religious settings and in rituals.

Together they give a sense of the mystical and are a great aid to meditation.

What Is Frankincense and Patchouli Used For?

Because these two combine so well and complement each other they are often found commercially not just in essential oil form or as incense, but also in many other products.

Frankincense and Patchouli soap

Frankincense and Patchouli soap is available from many online retailers, and both frankincense and patchouli are known for their healing properties for the skin which makes their use as soap very popular.

Frankincense is an astringent which tightens and tones loose skin preventing signs of aging, protecting and healing skin cells.

In combination with patchouli in a soap they can be a deodorizer, removing unwanted body odours. They can also soothe inflammation and help to heal wounds and scars by stimulating the growth of new skin, and reduce blemishes.

The addition of frankincense in soaps makes them ideal for bathrooms. They have lemon top notes with a sweet, fresh fragrance, and the bathroom environment remains pleasant with their fragrance. Moreover, the addition of patchouli is also the reason behind its tendency to create a calm environment. 

Regular use of the soap reduces the symptoms of stress and makes your mental health better with inner peace and clarity. You will have rational thinking for decision-making with such herbal products

Instructions to Use Natural Soaps

Compared to chemical-based soaps, natural soaps are prone to external factors and they do not last long. However, with proper usage, you can enjoy them longer. Check all these instructions to utilize Frankincense and Patchouli soap optimally. 

  • Always place the natural soap into the slotted soap dish to keep it after washing hands or face. 
  • Soap saver pads also serve an important role in prolonging the useful lifespan of soaps.
  • Try to minimize the friction that soap experiences when you rub it against your body. You can do this by using a loofah or washcloths for lathering.
  • Choose a dry and cool place to keep the soap after usage.

Remember that the performance or lather of such herbal soaps depends on the water type. Whether you use hard water or soft water greatly affects its lifespan. Hard water contains calcium and magnesium ions, which prevent the formation of foam. Moreover, extremely hot weather is also an enemy to such sensitive soaps, reducing their lifespan. So, try to store them in a cool place only. 

Frankincense and Patchouli Candles

Another popular use is when Frankincense and Patchouli are blended together in scented candles to help you to relax and unwind, and is ideal to use at bath time when the warm bath water and the aromatic fumes from the candle lets you drift away into a relaxing meditative space.

Frankincense has a very important place in aromatherapy because of its healthy effects. It is also termed the “king of essential oils.” You will have restorative therapy, especially by using such candles which results in lesser anxiety symptoms and higher concentration. 

Along with meditation, Frankincense and patchouli scented candles usually burn for much longer than incense so they are a good alternative when having guests for an evening, the candles will burn with their fragrance for several hours.

They are also available together as a versatile balm which is used as a perfume, blended with beeswax to bond with the skin.

Video: Patchouli & Frankincense Balm Review

Frankincense Patchouli Pure Essential Oil Blend

A blend of frankincense and patchouli is also popular as an essential oil, either for aromatherapy of just for topical use on the skin, not only for its sweet, musky, fragrant perfume but also for its medicinal benefits to the skin.

This blend soothes the inside environment of your home or office with its warm and earthy fragrance. The smell makes you feel energetic throughout the day and improves your efficiency at work. You can think calmly and make better decisions. 

Remember that you should never take these oils internally, as this can result in severe side effects. Even if you want to apply them to your skin, dilute them with water before application. Undiluted oil blends can cause skin allergies. For aromatherapy, 4 to 6 drops of this blend are enough to put in a diffuser to spread the fragrance for hours. 

Frankincense and Patchouli Spray for Religious Rituals

Frankincense is a famous element that has been utilized for years in religious ceremonies in different regions of the world. It is associated with holiness and demonstrates Christ’s sacrifice. Its fragrance helps an individual gain alertness during yoga and other rituals.

When it is blended with patchouli, its power doubles. The patchouli’s role in clearing out negative energies makes it a must for having a balanced lifestyle. You will feel stable emotions toward life with the utilization of blend oil for spraying.

Remember to use a 1:1 ratio when preparing the blend for spraying. Dilute both oils to create a mild and pleasant aroma for yoga practice. Do not overuse the oil as this will irritate and divert the focus on fragrance rather than you. 

Do Frankincense and Patchouli Go Together?

Frankincense is a versatile oil that blends well with many others especially patchouli since they both share similar properties regarding benefits to the skin, and they are both stimulating for the mind and nervous system.

They both have earthy, woody fragrances with underlying sweetness and floral notes.

Frankincense is a more musty scent, with spicy undertones and has been compared to the rosemary herb. Patchouli has a cleaner earthiness and brings a hint of sophistication to the mixture.

Video: The Alchemy of Smudging – Frankincense, Myrrh and Patchouli

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the primary benefits of using Frankincense and Patchouli soaps?

These soaps offer a variety of health benefits like:

  • Protection of hair and skin against harmful free radicals
  • Boost the production of collagen, which reduces aging signs like wrinkles.
  • Reduce skin problems like acne with its anti-inflammatory properties
  • Protect skin from ultraviolet rays

Q: What was the origin of patchouli oil?

Regions in South India started using patchouli oil in various forms. It was primarily used in traditional medicine to treat various diseases, and its dried leaves were taken as herbal tea. Moreover, because of its strong smell, it was used as a mosquito repellant. 

Q: Can I apply Frankincense and Patchouli blend in undiluted form to the skin?

Applying the blend in undiluted form is not recommended as it can cause skin allergies. You need to dilute both oils with the addition of any carrier oil like almond, coconut, jojoba, etc. 

Q: What are the precautions of using a Frankincense and Patchouli oil mixture?

There are certain precautions for using such blends which are the following: 

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should avoid this oil or consult the medical health provider before use.
  • Try a small oil patch on a small skin spot to check for reactions.
  • Avoid applying close to the eyes.
  • If you see any symptoms of allergy then stop the usage at once. 

Q: What carrier oils are best for the Frankincense and Patchouli oil mixture?

You need to choose carrier oils that have a long life and blend well with these oils. Moreover, a carrier oil must complement the smell of these oils and give a pleasant new fragrance. Some of the commonly used carrier oils that have all these properties are:

  • Coconut
  • Jojoba 
  • Almond 
  • Grapeseed 

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