Spiritual and Magical Uses of Patchouli

In The Dark ~ Book Of Shadows

The patchouli plant is well known for its magical attributes and has long been used for medicinal and spiritual purposes. Its exotic scent brings to mind far-off, magical places, and it’s often used in ritual workings and in incense and potpourri blends.

A member of the mint family, the most commonly used portions of the plant are the dried leaves and the essential oils. Some practitioners use the stems as well. When grown, the patchouli bush will reach about three feet tall. It is covered in pretty purplish-white flowers. Patchouli oil is very strong, and has a deep, musky scent. It is associated with the element of earth and magic users consider it a female plant.

Associated with love, wealth and passion, patchouli can be used in a variety of magical workings. Patchouli smells like rich earth, and so has been used in money and prosperity mixtures and spells. The…

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