APHRODISIAC BATH BLEND
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons fresh cream
- Ylang Ylang 4 drops
- Neroli 3 drops
- Bergamot 2 drops
Combine all ingredients in warm bath water and soak.
Romance is in the air! Literally it is in the air when you diffuse essential oils, more specifically romantic, aphrodisiac essential oils. According to some, Valentine’s Day is named for a priest, Valentine, who served in the 3rd century in Rome. Emperor Claudius ll decided that single men made better soldiers than married ones with families, so he banned marriage to all potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the ban, defied Claudius and continued to marry young lovers in secret. He was eventually discovered and Claudius ordered him put to death. It is unlikely that St. Valentine could have predicted that his acts of kindness would develop into one of the most celebrated days of the year, especially for chocolate, lingerie and card manufacturers.
ESSENTIAL OIL GIFT FOR A ROMANTIC VALENTINE”S DAY
Essential oils make a great valentine gift for either men or women. Paired with a romantic evening at home or away and you have the perfect combination for relaxation and love. Imagine the setting – a candle light dinner, a small bowl of hot water with five drops of your chosen essential oil in it creating a romantic atmosphere, appropriate background music
ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL AND ROSE HYDROSOL
Roses have been connected with romance for centuries, which is why Valentine’s Day is the florists’ busiest day of the year. An early East Indian tradition at weddings was to throw rose petals over the couple and to cover the bed with fresh rose petals. It was believed that the rose petals would reduce anxiety and create a romantic atmosphere.
Rose Essential Oil is known as a women’s oil. It has a powerful effect on the uterus – it is cleansing, regulating and tonic, and is valuable where there is a loss of uterine muscle tone. It is thought to aid conception and appears to increase the production of semen.
Rose Hydrosol is a pleasant alternative to rose essential oil. It has the same properties but is less concentrated and can be used safely on the skin.
ROMANTIC AND APHRODISIAC- Other aphrodisiac essential oils include:
- Jasmine oil
- Neroli oil
- Ylang Ylang
There is another group of essential oils that are known to arouse sexual desire, particularly in men. This group includes:
- Black pepper
- Clary sage
WAYS TO USE ESSENTIAL OILS
There are many ways to use essential oils to enhance Valentine’s Day. Use the essential oils on their own or blend them together to make a personalized fragrance. Add essential oils to an essential oil diffuser and plug it into the wall of the bedroom an hour before using. Try misting the sheets or the body with rose hydrosol.
This Valentine’s Day, introduce essential oils and aromatherapy into the bedroom and romance the night away with the benefits and aroma of essential oils.
SENSUAL AROMATHERAPY MASSAGE OIL
A “creamsicle scented” romantic aromatherapy massage oil that we highly recommend is:
- Bitter Orange essential oil 14 drops
- Vanilla essential oil 14 drops
Added to 30mls of your favorite carrier oil. This works out to a 3% dilution. Keep in mind that this essential oil blend will have to be well shaken before each use as the Vanilla essential oil does not stay blended in the oil. If the delicious scent of this blend isn’t enough, some of the benefits of these oils are listed as follow: Vanilla essential oil is said to help promote sexuality and Bitter Orange oil encourages emotional expression, healing and forgiveness in love. To make this blend a little “cheekier and daring” use Lime essential oil, in place of bitter orange, as this oil is a little more aggressive in its intimate ventures!
IN-THE-MOMENT AROMATHERAPY BLEND
- Lime 2 drops
- Frankincense 2 drops
- Coriander 3 drops
- Rose 2 drops
Combine all oils in a 30ml plastic massage bottle, swirl to combine and fill with your favourite carrier oil.
*This is educational information and any opinions expressed here-in do not replace professional medical advice. If you are ill, see a suitably qualified medical practitioner.*