Patchouli - The Oil of Physicality

Apr 23, 2021

Guest Post by Dawn-Sabeeha Hinson, Cherished Muslimah's In House Wellness and Wellbeing Advocate.

We are in the season of spring, and in the Cherished Seasons course, the habit for April is Balance.  And as we do each month, we have chosen the doTERRA oil-of-the-month for this month’s habit – which is Patchouli - the oil of Physicality.

Why Patchouli?

Patchouli teaches us that moderation in all areas of our lives will bring about balance and create a state of peace and presence. This beautiful grounding oil stills the heart and mind whilst helping us to connect to our physical body in true harmony. Patchouli essential oil reminds us not to be excessive in any of our four traits always bringing to mind Allah’s perfect Balance in all His attributes.

He is Al-Qudus and As-Salam, flawless, transcending every attribute of perfection, free from any insufficiency.

Why the oil of physicality?

Patchouli has calming properties that support us in being confident and present, whilst reminding us to be grateful for Allah’s gift of our physical body. When we are balanced in all of our four traits, we can cultivate our inner gardens with good habits. As Cherished Muslimahs we trust in the process of Sow – Weed – Water – Wait. We can only strive to do our best and leave the result to Allah.

The oil of physicality reminds us that our heart and physical body are intrinsically connected and can function harmoniously, reminding us to communicate with love and mercy.

The Perfect Balance - The Perfect Example.

And indeed, you are of tremendous character.

Surah Al Qalam  (68:4)

Time and again mankind looks for inspiration and the perfect role model and each time is disappointed somehow until they connect with and realise that there is only one perfect human – The perfect man (Al Insan Al Kamil): The Messenger of Allah ﷺ.

He is the perfect balance of the four traits. He is a just, loving, and wise leader, and Allah, Al-Adl, in His perfect justice gave him absolute perfection so that we would have an excellent example.

Cherished Seasons: Balance eBook


Using Oils Purposefully

As Cherished Muslimahs, we do everything as an ibadah (worship) We also can become grounded in the here and now through Allah’s beautiful names.

Patchouli reminds us that Allah created us as a whole and that it is possible to have perfect harmony and balance when we practice moderation, this oil connects us through the balance of body, soul, and mind:

I intend to connect with harmony and balance.

I intend to communicate with myself with respect.

I intend to be present with stillness and calm.

Using Oils Prayerfully

You can also combine Allah’s names and affirmations prayerfully to ask Allah to give you what you want, through the strength of His names.

Oh Adl (The Just) help me to be fair in all my actions

 Oh Muqqadim (The Promoter), Oh Mu’akhir (The Delayer) help me to submit to your perfect balance and timing

Using Oils Positively

Essential oils can be used in combination with affirmations and Cherished Muslimah’s other healing resources to facilitate transformation.

You can use the following affirmations as positive reminders to say to yourself when applying/massaging the oils on your body.

I communicate with love and mercy.

I am supported.

I am balanced and connected.

I can trust that Allah will always assist me.

I have peace and presence.

I am now grounded.

I am certain and grateful.

Ways to use


  • Inhale from the bottle
  • Diffuse in an ultrasonic diffuser
  • Place 1 to 2 drops in the palm of your hand rub together and inhale deeply for 3 to 4 breaths.

Topical use

  • Apply 1 to 3 drops as directed over your heart    
  • Apply 1 to 2 drops along your spine or bottoms of the feet

In closing

Allow Patchouli oil to teach us moderation in every area of our lives. By cultivating good habits and connecting to Allah through His names of Balance. He is balanced in all of His attributes and we submit to His balance.

If you would like to start your essential oil journey with Dawn-Sabeeha visit her website: Living Clean and Pure to find out how doTERRA oils can help you create health and happiness.

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