The essence is obtained from the dried leaves of the tree, which have been made to macerate in water and then distilled.
The smell of Patchouli evokes the shelter of deep and humid forests , bringing in who it wears it the feeling of intimacy with oneself. Wearing it helps the persons who have difficulty to identify themselves with their body to overcome that, and it allows those who live in an exalted dimension of mental and psychical experiences to remain with their feet on the ground, because the energy of Patchouli strengthens the base chakra, which is of the gravity center of our physical nature.
In these its properties resides the explanation for the fascination that Patchouli has always had for the young generations, who have all in common the characteristics of youth: physical pressure of the hormonal system and great idealistic aspirations.
Patchouli allows to conciliate them harmoniously. For the same reasons, Patchouli often will be perceived as a real physical aggression by more mature persons who, because of their social and professional life, must keep control on their physical impulses. In fact Patchouli induces the pituitary gland to produce endorphin (that is euphoric and liberating of the libido), and allows who wears to emanate a provocating and irresistible sensuality.
Its perfume will strongly appeal to natural rebels, men as well as women, who refuse to integrate themselves in the accepted schemes. It often becomes the very smell of their personality and the olfactory signature they leave behind themselves anywhere they pass. Maturing years, they find in its aroma the help necessary to conserve the state of mind of their youth.
The perfume of Patchouli helps us to put our ideas together and makes rise in us the desire to overcome the limits imposed on us by our nature and by society, in order to find new open ways. In aromatherapy it is used against the water retention, mycoses and intestinal infections.
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