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Holistic Benefits of Our Palo Santo & Patchouli Candles

Palo Santo and patchouli offer a range of potential health benefits, making it a popular choice for those seeking holistic ways to support overall mental health and well-being. So much so, that this is why we chose to add this intriguing fragrance to the Mossberry Woods signature line of candles and wax melts. Since then, it has remained one of our year-round bestselling candles.

Palo Santo is known for its woody, sweet, and slightly citrusy aroma. Patchouli, on the other hand, has a musky, earthy, and slightly sweet scent. When these two fragrances are combined, they can create a well-rounded and harmonious scent that offers a range of therapeutic benefits.

Promoting Relaxation and Reducing Stress and Anxiety

Grab your pillow and find a comfy space for some down time with your Palo Santo Patchouli candle. The combined aroma of Palo Santo and Patchouli has calming properties that can help to reduce stress, anxiety, and tension. It’s a powerful blend that promotes relaxation and a sense of calmness. It’s the perfect candle to light during difficult times or after a stressful day.

Enhancing Mood and Emotional Balance

Patchouli is believed to have mood-enhancing properties that can help to balance emotions and promote a positive outlook. Palo Santo's spiritual properties can also contribute to a more positive and uplifting mood. The patchouli aroma has also been known to have an aphrodisiac effect, making it a popular choice for couples looking to enhance their romantic experiences.

Improving Focus and Concentration

Palo Santo's grounding and clarifying properties can help to improve focus and concentration, making it a great choice for use during work or study. Your workspace doesn’t have to be stuffy and boring. Add a few plants and a Palo Santo Patchouli candle to your desk (lit or unlit) and watch your productivity soar.

Supporting Spiritual and Energetic Practices

Palo Santo, which means “holy wood” in Spanish is often used in spiritual and energetic practices to clear negative energy and promote positivity. It has been used for centuries by Indigenous peoples of South America for spiritual and medicinal purposes. The ancient Incas, among other Indigenous cultures, believed that Palo Santo had spiritual properties that could cleanse a person's energy field, ward off evil spirits, and bring good luck. When combined with Patchouli, it can create a potent blend that enhances these properties, making it an ideal fragrance for meditation, yoga, or other spiritual practices.

Patchouli - A Natural Insect Repellent

Yes! Patchouli's potent scent can be an effective insect repellent, making it a natural and eco-friendly alternative to chemical insecticides. During the summer, you can often catch us burning our Palo Santo Patchouli Country Cottage candle on the patio while enjoying a glass of sweet red wine and a campfire—bug free!

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