Patchouli – Essential Oil for October

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Patchouli – Essential Oil for October

The signature oil for Scorpio /  October is Patchouli which parallels with the nature of Scorpio. Patchouli is one of the ‘deepest’ oil in aromatherapy with a very distinctive aroma. Patchouli has an aphrodisiac property which reminds us that Scorpio is a sign profoundly linked to sexuality. In aromatherapy, Patchouli is used to assist with different kinds of sexual issues with the idea to bring it back to balance and enjoyment.

Scorpio starts from 24th October to 22nd November. The medieval astrologers referred to Scorpio as Mars’ ‘Night House’. Maybe because Scorpio is the deepest, most secretive sign in the entire zodiac. Scorpion or The Stinger can get bad press due to the projection of strong emotions and moodiness. Scorpios tend to have a small circle of close and trusted friends rather than a wider circle of casual acquaintances.

October Blends

Deep in the water

  • Scorpion is a Water sign, this may lead to their enjoyment of taking a bath, not only involving their own element but also because they like the privacy and time to be alone with their thoughts. Take one or 2 tablespoons of fresh milk, add 4 drops of Clary Sage, 4 drops of Lavender and 1 drop of Patchouli.

Evening Alone

  • Scorpios enjoy their own company. Spending a quiet evening alone with a good book or watching a movie is very rejuvenating for Scorpion. For this purpose, a blend of Clary sage 3 drops, Lavender 5 drops, and Melissa 3 drops would do the job for a big room. If you are sitting in a small room, reduce the drops accordingly.

Written by Wellpark College Massage tutor and Aromatharpist Rina Poerwadi.

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Davis,P.(2002). Astrology aromatherapy. The C.W Daniel Company Limited.

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