Sage & Patchouli Essential Oils

Scott Smith Jan 16, 2023
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Sage Patchouli Incense



Sage was frequently burned or smudged as a method of blessing, spiritual purification, or to call on ancestor spirits.

Sage burning is a beautiful spiritual activity in many ways. According to some research, Sage has been shown to have antibacterial qualities and to increase alertness.

According to tradition, burning sage clears out spiritual impurities. It has long been used to connect to the spiritual realm and sharpen intuition. Sage is burned by both healers and laypeople in traditional cultures to induce a healing state or to address, solve, or reflect upon spiritual dilemmas. Lastly, it can cleanse or empower specific objects. You can use it to cleanse yourself or specific spaces. If you have any concern with a negative history or energy that is attached to an unknown object, burning sage may help bring peace of mind and make the thing more sacred to you.

Smudging is a ritual that relies heavily on intentions, so think carefully about what you want to purge or remove from your environment before lighting the sage. Afterward, choose a mantra or prayer that embodies this desire to recite while smudging.


How to prepare for a cleanse

Some experts recommend making cleansing intentions for spiritual, energetic, and negative removal before burning sage. Exclude any pets or people from the space.

Leaving a window open before, during, and after cleansing is also important since it allows smoke to escape.

According to those who believe, the smoke also draws pollutants and bad energy away.


How to cleanse the space where you live, an object, etc.

These steps apply whether you are cleansing yourself, your home, or an inanimate object. You can cleanse all of these as frequently as you want to. All you need to do is to light the end of a bundle of sage with a match or lighter. Then blow it out fast if it catches on fire. 

The tips of the leaves need to be allowed to smolder to allow them to release the rich, thick smoke that they are famous for. Direct this smoke around your body and space with one hand while holding the bundle in the other.

Let the incense linger on the areas of your body or surroundings you'd like to focus on. Using a fan or feather can also help direct the smoke, though this is optional. And then let the ashes collect in a ceramic bowl or shell.


How to Sage yourself

If you're interested in saging yourself, stand with your legs slightly apart in a T shape. Next, work your way up from your feet while keeping the sage stick at least arm's length away. As you proceed, say your mantra aloud or mentally as you envision the smoke purging you of all lingering negativity.


How often should you smudge?

There are no tight rules regarding how frequently you should sage yourself or your area. When it comes to sensing bad energy, we are our own best teachers, so rely on your senses. It's typically a good sign that a cleanse is necessary if you feel burdened or stressed by tension or anxiety.


AROMATHERAPY, Essential Oils

Aromatherapy is more psychological versus physical, like the sages and oils.

It provides a type of emotional support to help you relax, especially when you're highly stressed. It's used in purifiers at spas. When you use it in combination with a purifier at a spa, it enhances the experience.

To avoid confusion, perfumes and colons are about how you want to smell. And they may contain some essential oils. But essential oils are to help trigger a personal positive emotional response. Perfumes are about how you want to smell. Oil is about how you want to feel. When you want some relief, it will help you focus and relax. Many people simply want to replicate the feeling they get when they go to a spa without leaving home. It's a luxury home welfare time!


Studies have shown that smell is one of the most powerful senses, as even a slight trace of a scent can trigger a memory. Thus, the use of aromatherapy is prevalent in many countries.

Essential oils are often used in aromatherapy, and during ancient times, even the Chinese, Indians, Greeks, and Romans used them for aesthetic pleasure. It dates back to the ancient Egyptians, who are generally regarded as pioneers of the use of aromatic plants. During their rich history, they learned that they improved the benefactor's physical and psychological welfare and well-being.



This one is the favorite hippie essential oil. You can frequently whiff it walking around during the summer at a Dead and Company concert or a Phish concert. Although any smell is pretty tough to describe, this one has a musky, warm, earthy scent with a spicy twist; for this reason, it's often used as a scent additive in perfumes, cosmetics, and incense. Initially used in Chinese Medicine for body and mind, it has continued to be used up until today. People use Patchouli to fight anxiety and depression by clearing negativity in the mind and lifting moods.


Some evidence suggests that patchouli oil may be helpful for several ailments, including eczema, and stress, due to its antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. But, back to the here and now, Patchouli is still a common element in many well-known perfumes, but because other ingredients mask it, you probably will never notice it. Instead, applying pure patchouli oils effectively channel your inner flower child while embracing this scent. According to history, patchouli essential oil makes the wearer more attractive and in love. It's inexpensive, and a little goes a long way.

In aromatherapy, the smell of Patchouli can relax you and elevate your emotions. Some describe it as a grounding and emotionally balancing scent that helps relax both the mind and body. It is known to allow the release of hormones such as dopamine and serotonin, which fight against anxiety, depression, and stress. The scent is closely associated with romance and love, and it has been used as an aphrodisiac for hundreds of years. The natural essence of Patchouli increases the production of neurotransmitters, including serotonin and dopamine, known to ease anxiety and stress, as well as hormones that regulate sleep cycles.

Patchouli is frequently used in fertility auras, either in the bathwater or in the incense or fragrance oil burned during the ritual bath. Through the use of specific herbs, ritual bathing entails absorbing essences that help reach your desired outcome, in this case, love and conception. Body relaxation and inner awareness are only two of the numerous positive advantages of spiritual bathing.