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Valentine's DayValentine's Day: Scents of Love

Ancient civilizations are well known for their use of fragrant essential oils to improve health and enhance beauty.  Essential oils are also known for their powerful aphrodisiac properties.  So, whether you have romantic plans for Valentine’s Day or you are having some quiet time just for yourself then consider aromatherapy as a key tool in creating the right mood. It all depends upon the oils you choose!

So how does aromatherapy stir our deepest emotions?

The effect of smell powerfully influences the central nervous system.  Our sense of smell is directly linked to our brain stimulating emotions and memories, even influencing hormonal responses.

Aromatherapy oils could be the perfect way to relieve your mind of the stresses of the day.  At the same time aromatherapy could help to stimulate an aphrodisiac response.

Essential Oils for Sensual Relaxation…

Rose is the queen of aromatherapy and its blossom is often used to symbolise beauty and love.   Many cultures use fresh rose petals to decorate the newly-weds’  bed.  This oil has an exquisitely strong fragrance and yet is gently sensual and tender.

Jasmine is the known as ‘king of flowers’ and is a supremely sweet smelling sensual oil.  It is especially helpful in instilling confidence and lifting the mood.

Lavender - It used to be tradition to put lavender under the pillows of newly-weds to encourage passion.  Our locally sourced Carshalton Lavender oil is is soothing and relaxing, perfect to ease you in to a slow, playful & seductive mood.  Alternatively our organic Kashmir Lavender oil is a high altitude option with a much lighter scent.

Patchouli has a wonderful rich, woody and heady scent and great to add a masculine side to your blend.  This oil is helpful with relaxation and grounding, creating a space for intimacy.

Ylang Ylang flowerYlang Ylang is one of the most effective oils to reduce anxiety and stress. We consider it to be aromatherapy’s rescue remedy.  Alongside this powerful property it is also extraordinarily sensual with a sweet and seductive scent.  It can be a bit heady for some but this can easily be lifted by adding a citrus to your blend like Bergamot or Lemon. Find Ylang Ylang & Bergamot in De-Stress roll on.

In some cultures, Neroli (orange flower) blossoms are used to crown brides to help reduce pre‑wedding nerves.  This essential oil has a delicate bitter sweet floral scent.

Essential Oils for Passion...

Black Pepper and Ginger are both very spicy and stimulating essential oils.  They are quite strong in their effect and scent so are used in lower dilutions that the sensual oils already mentioned.  These oils also have a warming effect on the body.

Valentine's Day Blend

Organic Oil Blending Recipes

Recipe for Love - a gently sweet and romantic aroma
15ml Organic Jojoba oil
2 drops Sandalwood
2 drops Jasmine
2 drops Ylang Ylang

Recipe for Passion - a spicy and subtly woody aroma
15ml Organic Jojoba oil
2 drops Patchouli
2 drops Ylang Ylang
1 drop Black Pepper
1 drop Ginger

Recipe for Sensual Relaxation - not too sweet and not too heady

15ml Organic Jojoba oil
2 drops Carshalton Lavender
3 drops Rose Centifolia
2 drops Neroli

Want to experiment on your own?

Pick any 3 essential oils for your blend.  Add up to a maximum of 7 drops to 15 ml of base oil.

*CAUTIONS*

Do not use undiluted essential oils directly on the skin with the exception of Lavender.  They should only be used undiluted in an oil burner or diffuser.  If you put them in a bath or are using them for massage then you must dilute them first in a base oil – like Jojoba oil for example.

Some essential oils like Jasmine are not suitable during pregnancy so always consult a qualified Aromatherapist if you are pregnant or suffer from any serious medical condition before using essential oils.

Create a romantic space...

Valentine's Day

  • Add 3-5 drops of essential oil of your choice to your oil burner or diffuser
  • Run a warm bath and add your special blend to it
  • Light some candles and turn off the lights

Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be just about couples.  Why not choose some essential oils and have some ‘YOU TIME'

However you choose to spend your Valentine’s Day I hope it’s a happy one.  I hope this blog has inspired you to try out some new essential oils this Valentine's Day or to just take some much needed time out just for YOU!

Until next time,

Louisa Alessandra Pini

Take care of YOU!

Best wishes

Louisa

 

P.S. I have a range of organic essential oils and organic Jojoba base oil and oil burners available to buy here

Bespoke Oil Blends

If you would like to purchase any of the essential oils listed above or have the recipes made for please contact me as I have a whole range of essential oils in stock that are not all listed on my website.

Introduction to Massage for Couples Course

Would you like to learn some massage techniques to give your partner a more enjoyable massage?  Short workshops available.  Contact me for more details.

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