World Peace, Hippies, Patchouli Oil and The Evolution of Human Consciousness

Post by Suzanne R Banks


We owe the Hippies from the 60′s a great deal more kudos than they receive today. They tapped into the energy of the coming of the new world age, and displayed a radical yet peaceful way of behaviour. It really was the first signs of the “dawning of the age of Aquarius” and 50 years later we, the common people, are really feeling the vibe in everyday life. The age of Aquarius is finally here and we are being summoned by the universe to improve, change, be kind to animals, be peaceful, add value to the world, be positive, look after the earth, tap into our spirituality and connect with people we have never met before. The scent of change in the 60′s was patchouli oil, and as a scent of peace, it is our oil now! It is an oil of the evolution of mankind.

World Peace, Hippies, Patchouli Oil and The Evolution of Human Consciousness

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Patchouli oil on it’s own is not particularly lovely, but when used with others oils, really comes alive. It is a “base oil” meaning that is dark, deep and heavy and related to the base and second chakras. The base chakra “Muladhara” is about survival (food, nurturing, shelter) and the second chakra “Svadisthana” is about our scared sexuality.

So it’s easy to understand why the hippie culture used this amazing oil. It is “grounding” as it helps us place our attention on our lower chakras – the ones closest to the earth. It helps us place our feet firmly in this world now and creates an empathy toward the planet and all the beings who reside on this planet. I would even say patchouli oil is almost buddhist in its existence.

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The “free love” ethos of the hippie culture was supported by patchouli oil, and a need to connect with others in a deeply spiritual and sexual manner. It was all about the sharing the love and if we are to evolve beyond war, famine, politics and money we need to be peaceful and loving. We need patchouli oil!

Patchouli oil is also;

* great for skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis to help calm the symptoms

* wonderful to blend with other oils to help consolidate the scent and keep the formula in harmony

* a good oil to use on nail fungal infections – a drop straight from the bottle is best for this treatment

* an oil used to stimulate cell growth (like lavender) and therefore lovely in skin and hair care

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Hair Mask

Warm 6 teaspoons of olive oil, add the following essential oils, then massage into hair and scalp. you can sleep on a towel overnight so the oils really penetrate, or wash and condition after an hour.


Patchouli             4 drops

Lavender             6 drops

Orange                5 drops


Body Oil

A deep moisturising oil blend to promote peace and harmony in your environment. To 3 teaspoons of oil (almond, jojoba, sunflower, grape seed) add:

“Miss Universe”

Patchouli      2 drops

Rosewood   4 drops

Ylang Ylang  2 drops


Scent Your Space

In a traditional oil burner with a candle or an electric vapouriser add:

“Om, Baby”

Patchouli           5 drops

Mandarin          15 drops

Lemongrass       5 drops


Patchouli is peace.

Patchouli is worldly love.

Patchouli is the scent of the evolution of human consciousness.

Remember to use your intention when making a blend or using an essential oils as a perfume. You will be creating your life!

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17 thoughts on “World Peace, Hippies, Patchouli Oil and The Evolution of Human Consciousness

  1. Suzanne, you’ve done it again. EXCELLENT post. Every time you drop in I learn stuff, thanks for being part of APJ.
    Portia xx


  2. Great ideas for patchouli! Thank you so much, Suzanne. I love and look forward to your articles about essential oils. But as an old hippie I have to disagree with your assessment of the current state of global consciousness. Many of the erstwhile hippies of the 60’s are now notorious corporate predators and the ideals of peace and empathy for the earth and her creatures have become not much more than points of departure for advertising, product promotion and propaganda.

    Yes we are more aware of the problems but most people tend to ignore critical issues or make conscious decisions to make things worse. War, pollution and human suffering have escalated to levels we never imagined in the 60’s and today the extent of protest is to slap a buddhist sticker on the back of a gas guzzling land barge or tweet about the problem. Yes, we’ve evolved (or should I say devolved) but to what? Sorry for the rant, but that’s what old hippies do best.

    Azar xx


    • Thanks Azar your comment is very interesting but don’t be disheartened – there is a buzz in the air and the universe is calling you name – on the scented drops of patchouli oil. I have no doubt you are speaking from great knowledge and hope the bigger picture you see gets better every day and not the the way around. PEACE x


  3. Thanks for the post – I love patchouli! I even have a plant that grows in my tiny garden.

    As for hippies – I was just a little too young to be actively involved in the peace movements, et. al. during that era, but I admired it then (and still do). They somehow managed to open a little window that showed humanity it’s possible potential and caused a huge shift in human conscious awareness. The window is still open, it’s just hard to see it sometimes.


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