Valentine’s is one day of the year when lovers want to share some quality time together and show their respective partner just how much they care. To celebrate Valentine's Day, millions of flowers, cards, perfumes, chocolates, and cute little teddy bears are sent, gifted, and unwrapped each year.
Romantic evening plans at expensive restaurants are another way in which some people choose to show their partner how much they truly appreciate them. But these types of plans don't work for everyone, some leave it too late and can get a reservation, while others become overwhelmed by the stress of trying to plan something magical. Plus, let's not forget that it might be especially difficult this year due to the pandemic and overcrowding in venues.
With all that said, why not try something a little different this Valentine's Day? Dim the lights, diffuse some alluring essential oils in your Nebulizing Diffuser, light some romantic candles and discover the flirtatious influence of aromatherapy. By staying home with your beloved partner, (plus a few seductive essential oils) you'll get the chance to enjoy a far more intimate experience than any dinner in a busy eatery could bring you. It's the thought that counts right?!
Can Essential Oils Truly Act as an Aphrodisiac?
Since the times of the ancient Egyptians, aromatic oils have been utilized to improve health, fertility, beauty, and of course, love. The Greeks and other civilizations learnt how to use aromatics and essential oils to increase lust or desire, from the Egyptians. And this information was quickly disseminated throughout the world.
Now, contemporary research has reinforced that essential oils can influence the intricate chemistry of the brain to alter subtly. It has been noted scientifically several times that specific essential oils will produce precise and repeatable emotional responses in individuals.
Essential oils can most definitely be employed to set a romantic mood and intensify the shared experience with your loved one.
For instance, Ylang Ylang—has long been recognized to lift the mood and energize one’s spirit. These emotions can promote feelings of calmness and self-confidence. Funnily enough, it’s an aged Indian tradition to sprinkle ylang-ylang on the bed during the wedding evening of a new couple. Nevertheless, you don’t have to purchase real flowers and sprinkle them around your room to gain the aromatherapeutic benefits! Ylang-Ylang even on its own is a wonderful oil for your diffuser.
Another example is Clary Sage essential oil. It has a mild herbal scent that melts away tension, encouraging you to forget about the day-to-day anxieties of work and personal life, and instead concentrate on your loved one.
These are just a few brief examples of the many essential oils that can spark romance—because honestly when it comes down to it, the key to experiencing an unforgettably special Valentine's Day with your partner is to feel confident and relaxed. Another good thing to note is that essential oils are so diverse and varied that there’s sure to be a blend or individual oil that “does the trick” for absolutely everyone!
Blend Recipes For Valentine’s Date Night
Here are some recipes formulated explicitly with V-day in mind. From aphrodisiac to the relief of emotional stress, these lovely recipes and blends can enhance your overall experience and help to set the mood. The romantic aromas that can be created with essential oils are truly magical, and they’ll be sure to deliver the most positive of results.
This aphrodisiac blend is reminiscent of a single blooming flower in a wonder-woodland garden. Enjoy this exquisitely balanced aroma of feminine and masculine notes, as your cares and worries melt away. Enhance your spiritual clarity as you deepen your desires when you want to feel more adventurous and free-spirited.
4 drops of USDA Certified Organic Orange Essential Oil
Blend these sensual oils together with your carrier oil of choice if you want to use it for massaging, or simply add the combination of oils to your Nebulizing diffuser. This essential oil blend is a wonderful way to ensure that your mind, body, and spirit are all in a celebrant, joyful mood.
Valentine’s Massage Blend
This massage essential oil blend is the perfect combination to help you with replenishing and relaxing your sore joints and muscles. It consists of Siberian Fir, Gingergrass, and Patchouli. The soothing and relaxing massage paired with the aromatherapeutic properties of the essential oils will be sure to set the mood and help you and your partner relax into the V-day evening.
10 drops of USDA Certified Organic Fir Essential Oil
Energizing Love Blend
With just a few drops of essential oils, you can create an aromatic atmosphere that has the magic and energizing scents we love so much. The aromas of this blend give you that perfect invigorating experience all the while helping your mind relax and leave the stresses of the day to fade away.
15 drops of USDA Certified Organic Lavender Essential Oil
For maximum effect and for a lasting aroma, we highly recommend diffusing them in a nebulizer for its capacity to distribute a stronger scent, which is long-lasting and in a fraction of the time.
Jasmine Essential Oil is a remarkably uplifting essential oil that can help to restore mood and promote mental wellness. The study below is just one of several that examine the use of essential oils for elevating sexual health and wellness. The combination of these three essential oils are calming and will help you and your partner ease into date night, plus their aphrodisiac properties can enhance romance and balance the female energy.
“Research from 2010 was conducted to confirm the stimulating effect of Jasmine essential oil when applied in an aromatherapy massage. Participants exposed to Jasmine oil had a significant rise in breathing rate, blood oxygen levels, and blood pressure, symbolizing an increase in arousal. Subjects stated that they felt more vigorous and alert.”
12 drops of USDA Certified Organic Jasmine Essential Oil
Mix the oils together in a bottle and diffuse them with a nebulizer - enjoy!
Light My Fire Blend
Ylang Ylang is well known as the most powerful aphrodisiac among all essential oils. Produced from the blossom of a tropical tree, its particular mix of compounds gives it a sweet and exhilarating scent that allures the senses. Plus, combined with Gingergrass and Cinnamon Leaf essential oils this blend makes for a dreamy aroma that will be sure to entice the senses.
10 drops of USDA Certified Organic Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
Add the combined blend of oils to your nebulizing diffuser and diffuse for 15-30 minutes before your date night. You can also mix the oils and use them for inhaling purposes, breathe in deeply for 5 minutes at a time or wear the blend as a perfume.
Don't pass up the opportunity for a little extra romance in your life! You can get creative if the above diffuser blends aren't to your liking and simply make your own "love potion" with your fave blend of seductive essential oils which can be added to a bath, diffused, or even blended with a carrier oil for massages. You won't even have to do a full body massage should you choose this route, because oftentimes all that is needed is a little neck and shoulder rub to put your partner in the mood for romance, the tantalizing essential oils can take care of the rest!
If all of this is out of your comfort zone or sounds like a bit too much then don't worry, an alluring essential oil blend can be just as enjoyable when added to a bath. Alternatively, you could wear the essential oil blend as a perfume and bring out the passionate and romantic side of your partner that way! We have an entire blog post dedicated to making your own DIY perfume with essential oils, find it here.
It's always recommended to dilute any Essential Oil with a carrier oil before applying it on the skin. Also pay special attention when using it on children, especially those 10 years or younger.
If you're considering starting a therapeutic regimen using Essential Oils, it's better to consult a doctor or an aromatherapy professional first. Some skin types can showcase allergic reactions, so before using this oil in any of its forms, it's recommended to do a skin test first, which you can do at home, if you prefer, by applying 2 drops of the oil on your wrist and wait for 24 hours to see if any irritation occurs. If not, then you’ll be safe to use it.
And finally, try to use the exact amounts of the oil as per prescriptions or recipes above, otherwise, it could be toxic and cause irritation, allergies and other unwanted problems.
NOTE: Always choose USDA Organic oils to prevent toxicity caused by the artificial fertilizers & pesticides sprayed on all non-organic crops; otherwise you’re defeating their effectiveness.