Happy Valentines day!! February is the month of love, so its fitting to do a post about romance. Today, we are talking about Essential oils for Romance.
I used to be skeptic about the effects of essential oils on mood and for health, but they have been proven to have some really great benefits. Essential Oils, for those of you that are unsure, are the oils from herbs and plants after extraction and distillation.
The fragrance from the oils can be used for aromatherapy, first aid, pain relief and meed enhancement.
Since perfume is one of the top items bought around Valentines day, we are going to go over which essential oils you can use for romance, to “set the mood” or just for sweet, comforting scents for some well deserved self-care.
Aromatherapy to set the mood
This may seem like an obvious first choice, and for good reason! Rose oil has been used for thousands of years for beauty and mental health. Rose is known as the “Essential Oil of Love”, for its promotion of emotional balance and intimacy.
This essential oil is great for relaxing the mind, and is best paired with other oils such as Patchouli, Neroli, Jasmine, Sandalwood or Ylang Ylang.
Patchouli oil helps to decreases inhibition, and can give a sense of freedom. This oil has a light, earthy undertone which blends well with a lot of different oils. Patchouli is considered an aphrodisiac oil, so it is perfect for this romantic holiday.
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Ylang Ylang has a powerful, floral scent, that is both intoxicating and seductive. This oil goes a long way, so you don’t need to use very much to make a statement. As well as lifting your mood, this oil is also a good antidepressant, and helps the reproductive systems.
This soft, woodsy oil has a perfect aroma for an intimate night in. Sandalwood has been known to help sooth stress and nervousness, creating a balanced atmosphere and environment. It also encourages feelings of positivity and love.
Jasmine is know for is sweet aroma, and warming qualities. This is a great oil for topical use (when diluted with a carrier oil), and warms up once applied to the skin.
This oil is also perfect if you are feeling unmotivated and low energy. Jasmine has mood lifting qualities and can help you fight fatigue, and be in the moment.
Using Essential oils
Of course, when you are using any essential oil it is always best to use a carrier(dilution oil) before using topically. There are some oils that are fine to be used directly on the skin, but be sure to do your research prior to application.
Have a love filled day!
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