Patchouli is associated with love, wealth, and sexual power, and can be used in all kinds of magical workings. Wear patchouli oil if you want to attract a lover, but be sure to dilute it with a base oil—a little bit of patchouli goes a long way! If you’d rather not use the oil, place the dried leaves in a sachet, and wear it around your neck or carry it in your pocket.
Parts Used: Essential oil, leaves
Associated Element: Earth
Magical Uses: Love, lust, power and wealth, protection
Rituals and Celebrations: Love magic, protection rituals
Blends Well With: Apple blossom or cinnamon for love and passion, goldenseal or pennyroyal for prosperity
Substitutions: Cinnamon, peppermint
Often Used With: Jasper, Shiva Lingam
Precautions: Do not apply the essential oil directly to the skin because it can cause a reaction. Be sure to dilute it with a base oil first.
Applications: Use the leaves in a sachet to draw love your way or if you’d like to give your sex life a boost. Draw a dollar sign in your wallet with the oil for prosperity magic. If you’re concerned about harmful energy interfering with your happiness or health, anoint your windows and doors with the oil or scatter the leaves nearby for protection.