AuraDecor Natural Wax Candle Patchouli Fragrance ( Soy Wax Made, Patchouli Fragrance, 30 hour Burning Time ) Benefits: Meditation and Relaxation: Patchouli leaves have a very relaxing effect, soothe our irritated nerves, harmonize the body, mind, and let you enjoy sensuality. ... Patchouli is considered a cure for those who live in depression as it helps them to integrate their energies, and transcend into their inner and outer boundaries. Patchouli has long been used in traditional Asian medicine, especially in Malaysia, China, India and Japan. It is used to help address skin and hair problems, such as psoriasis, eczema, acne, dry chapped skin, dandruff 14 and oily scalp. What It Smells Like. Patchouli oil has a strong, slightly sweet, intoxicating scent. It's described as having a dark, musky-earthy aroma profile, reminiscent of wet soil. Due to its intense scent, even when diluted, a little patchouli oil goes a long way. Because patchouli oil is a sedative, it helps to treat insomnia; it helps to put your mind and body at ease and allows you to rest peacefully.