Patchouli is a woody scent with earthy undertones and vanilla has a delectable and comforting scent.
This blog will look at how these two scents can be combined to create a new scent that is both calming and energizing.
Vanilla as an essential oil comes from vanilla pods, and as an anti-oxidant it can reduce inflammation when burned as incense or used in aromatherapy. In combination with patchouli it has a calming scent, and they can stimulate your mental processes, enhancing your memory.
This makes them a good combination to use while studying or at work in the office.
The sweetness of the vanilla combines well with the sweet, earthy tones of the patchouli and is good for burning in incense or candles when you have visitors because it is said to promote love and friendship.
Vanilla patchouli is popular as a perfume. Its fragrance is said to be enchanting and rustic with the sweetness of the oil from the vanilla bean pods and the earthiness of the patchouli.
It balances between the invigorating sensuality of patchouli and the sweet warmth of vanilla.
While patchouli has long been regarded for its sensual, almost aphrodisiac properties, vanilla brings a sense of early romance, almost naive in its sensitivity and the two combined are redolent of romantic rather than physical love.
Vanilla patchouli is popular as a bath foam and body wash, calming and relaxing, and may be an excellent choice for someone preparing to meet a potential partner for the first time.
It will bring a relaxed feeling full of anticipation and the scent on your skin will promote romance and be very conducive to closeness.
Aromatherapy is a great natural way to improve your mood, creating a feeling of well-being and as an aid in meditation. Vanilla patchouli has been shown to boost energy, relieve stress and promote relaxation.
It is a comforting and sweet scent which provides many benefits for the mind and body.
It can help you to focus your mind while you concentrate on your breathing as well as being a natural relaxant, relieving any anxiety from the stresses of daily life.
The strong combination of the vanilla and the patchouli enhance the effects of aromatherapy but without being overpowering.
What Does Vanilla Patchouli Smell Like?
Vanilla patchouli has been described as inspiring memories of marshmallows cooking over a log fire in a forest. It has the earthy, musky, almost pine wood tones of the patchouli combined with the sweetness of vanilla.
For people more familiar with vanilla from ice cream or cream cakes, vanilla as an essential oil has more in common with the scent of baking in a kitchen and combined with patchouli being like coffee percolating in the background.
The vanilla in the blend is said to be a subtle reminder of the simplicity and purity of childhood days, before life became complicated. It invokes a sense of security, enabling confidence in showing affection.
It is a warm, homey scent, which brings feelings of caring and friendship between family and close friends. The sensuality of the patchouli is countered by the purity and simplicity of the vanilla, invoking innocent love.
Vanilla Patchouli Incense
There are a number of different ways to enjoy vanilla patchouli, with candles, soaps, perfumes or bath foams. One of the most traditional ways is burning it as incense.
Vanilla and patchouli both have long histories separately as incense and have always been popularly blended together as essential oils in aromatherapy.
Blending them as incense has been more recent, as people look for ways to combine their favorite scents to produce the best of each in a single fragrance.
There are different ways to use vanilla patchouli incense, whether to burn it as a way to relax and relieve stress or to create a unique aroma for meditation and yoga.
Vanilla patchouli incense has an earthy, sweet yet woodsy fragrance, with only a vague hint of the creamy flavor we recognize from vanilla bean extract.
Some people can find the scent of vanilla on its own to be a little overpowering and cloying in its sweetness but blended with patchouli it is more mellow and the patchouli brings its earthiness to offset the simple sweetness.
It is said to have a relaxing and calming effect on the mind, promoting peace and tranquility. It is not too strong and can be enjoyed by people of all ages, enabling relaxation after a long day.
It will make your home smell lovely without overpowering the senses.
Vanilla patchouli in addition to being a mood booster is also a natural air purifier, getting rid of unwanted odors, and also has the natural organic insect repellent properties of patchouli. It can be used to cover up cooking smells or pet odors, while creating a calming and relaxing environment.
The antioxidants in the incense smoke also have medicinal properties, relieving headaches and migraines and stopping the spread of colds and flu.
One of the benefits of burning vanilla patchouli incense is related to its calming and relaxing effects which can boost creativity.
Even in a noisy environment such as at work or in a home office when the children are around, burning vanilla patchouli allows you to feel centered and grounded and to be more productive.
Vanilla and patchouli blend well and can be used together in many different ways. Vanilla acts as a calming scent, and patchouli as an energizing scent. When combined, you get a feel-good effect that increases your mental performance.
Many essential oil manufacturers create combinations of the two to create their scents.
You might want to think about giving these essential oils a try if you have never done so before. You can use vanilla and patchouli separately or together, depending on your preference.