February 9, 2016 by bridgitgillis
Try some of these essential oils alone or in a blend to create a romantic atmosphere for your next special occasion.
Jasmine- Valued as a renowned aphrodisiac and sexual tonic, Jasmine is very calming to the mind and nervous system. This incredible essential oil has warm, deep floral notes.
Neroli- This beautiful essential oil has a sweet floral aroma, resulting in a heavenly-scented massage oil that is very soothing to an overworked nervous system. Aromatherapy benefits: calming, soothing, sensual.
Rose- Hands down, this highly-prized essential oil is one of the best aphrodisiacs. Rose is enjoyed for its beautifully heady, deep floral aroma and is symbolic for the expression of love.
Ylang ylang- Ylang Ylang is exceptionally floral in aroma, very relaxing and considered to be an aphrodisiac. It has a powerful aroma.
Sandalwood- Sandalwood oil has a sweet-woody, warm, balsamic aroma that improves with age. The essential oil blends wonderfully with most oils, especially rose, lavender, neroli and bergamot. Sandalwood oil is also an excellent cleansing, astringent addition to massage and facial oils, bath oils, aftershaves, lotions and creams. Aromatherapy benefits: relaxing, centering, sensual.
Clary sage- Clary sage oil has a spicy, hay-like, bittersweet aroma. It combines well with coriander, cardamom, citrus oils, sandalwood, cedarwood, geranium and lavandin. The aroma of clary sage is long-lasting and the oil is valued as a fixative for other scents. Aromatherapy benefits: centering, euphoric, visualizing
Cedarwood- The balsamic-woody aroma of cedarwood oil evokes a feeling of inner strength and centeredness. It is quite useful in times of emotional stress and anxiety to overcome feelings of powerlessness.
Patchouli- The aroma is very intense; it can be described as earthy, rich, sweet, balsamic, woody and spicy. Patchouli oil is one of the few essential oils that improve with age. Aromatherapy benefits: romantic, soothing, sensual.
Vetiver- The aroma is rich, woody, earthy and sweet. It improves with age. Vetiver oil is used extensively in perfumery for its fixative effects as well as its fragrance. Aromatherapy benefits: supportive, grounding.
Clove- Clove bud oil has a powerful, spicy-fruity, warm, sweet aroma. Clove oil is highly irritating to the skin and should be handled with caution. Aromatherapy benefits: warming, comforting.
Lavender- Lavender has a sweet, balsamic, floral aroma which combines well with many oils including citrus, clove, patchouli, rosemary, clary sage and pine. Aromatherapy benefits: balancing, soothing, normalizing, calming, relaxing, healing.
Geranium- It has a powerful, leafy-rose aroma with fruity, mint undertones. Bourbon oil, from the island of Reunion, is considered the finest grade, and has the best staying power. It is used in skin care products for both its fragrance and its toning, cleansing properties. Aromatherapy benefits: soothing, mood-lifting, balancing.
In a Diffuser
Diffusers are a great way to add ambiance to a room discreetly. Essential oils are scientifically proven to help alter mood and emotion. Try the above oils alone or in a blend and see for yourself what they can do!
5 drops Jasmine
3 drops Vetiver
3 drops Sandalwood
1 drop Patchouli
5 drops Geranium
4 drops Clary Sage
3 drops Cedarwood
Ylang Ylang Blend:
5 drops Clary Sage
3 drops Clove
2 drops Ylang Ylang
As a massage
Essential oils are great when used in a massage. Add the following blends to one ounce of massage oil, lotion, or a carrier oil of your choice.
Massage Blends (add blend to 1 ounce carrier oil)
- 4 drops Clary Sage
- 4 drops Geranium
- 2 drops Lavender
- 4 drops Frankincense
- 2 drops Lavender
- 4 drops Sandalwood
- 4 drops Ylang Ylang
- 2 drops Cedarwood
- 1 drop Clove