The Way to His Heart May be Through His Nose
Aromatherapy can be very helpful in adjusting our mood, from promoting relaxation and stress relief to energizing and motivation. In honor of Valentine’s Day, we went in search of scents that inspire love and passion. The following list of oils have powerful sensual properties, and can be used on their own or you can blend two or three for a more powerful effect.
- Sandalwood: Invokes fantasy
- Lavender: Invites romance
- Vanilla: Sweet, passionate stimulant
- Ylang Ylang: Euphoric qualities
- Jasmine: Increases passion
- Rose: Increases passion, especially for females
- Patchouli: Provokes passion, particularly for men
- Geranium: Relaxation
You can dab a few drops on your skin as you would a fragrance, or into your bath. An oil burner will set the scene for a romantic dinner in your home, or take it up a notch and give an aromatherapy massage…
HINT: Unlike perfume, essential oils are highly concentrated and often need to be diluted prior to application. When buying essential oils it is always important to look at the label closely to see if it is pre-diluted. If it is you may be able to use it straight out of the bottle. If not, two ‘Carrier Oils’ you can blend them with maybe already in your cupboard – Vegetable Oil and Olive Oil.