Romance Aromatherapy – Get your Valentine On!
When thinking about love and romance, you mustn’t forget the power of Aromatherapy. Stimulating your lover’s sense of smell can add fun and excitement to your romantic life. You can set the mood by creating a romantic, relaxed and sensual atmosphere by lighting some candles, and diffusing the right blend of essential oils. Scents that are pleasing tend to help us relieve feelings of stress and anxiety which can definitely inhibit our ability to relax and enjoy intimacy in general. The key is to remove the stress, anxiety and tension from our minds.
Ylang Ylang is considered aphrodisiac as are Sandalwood, Neroli, Jasmine, Rose, and Vanilla. Wherever there is a love for chocolate, there is a love for a Vanilla Scent so if chocolate is your aphrodisiac of choice, try diffusing Vanilla to enhance your mood.
Patchouli is called ‘the love oil’ yet so many are opposed to it, so make sure the object of your desire is a fan before using this one. You can also blend Orange, Patchouli, Grapefruit and a bit of Ylang Ylang. Geranium, Sandalwood Ylang Ylang, and Patchouli are nice together too.
Scenting with Vanilla and Citrus is a lovely way to create a romantic mood. Vanilla and Orange is creamsicle-like, and many find this pleasing. Staying with a citrus theme Bergamot is a relaxing and blends well with Clary Sage and Rose for a spicy-floral medley.
Lavender and Rose are nice together for a more floral scent profile. Lavender, Orange and Ylang Ylang make a nice combination as do Orange, Lemon and Vanilla. Sandalwood, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang is deeply floral and spicy all in one!
Diffusing oils is a great way to create and enhance those amorous feelings but if having the entire room filled with scent is too much, try scenting a massage oil or creating an ambient room spray. I always keep a bottle of Bath Oil scented heavily with Neroli at the tub. Shaving my legs with scented oils makes my mood calm and relaxed. It’s much easier to feel amorous with lovely scents enveloping you so experiment and enjoy your romantic aromatherapy!