Patchouli has a sweet odour with a note of delicate earthiness. It has a grounding and balancing effect on the emotions. It stimulates and balances the yin or feminine aspects and awakens fertility. Burning these stones promotes physical stamina, banishes lethargy, sharpens your wits while fighting depression and anxiety. It has a harmonising and stabilising effect on the mind when over-thinking and worrying can destabilise one’s self confidence.