Love is in the air! Or is that just someone diffusing essential oils? Essential oils have long been used to induce romance and promote self-love through their ability to ease the mind and relax the body. Below are 5 of the best essential oils to help set the perfect tone for a romantic evening with someone you love or for loving yourself.
Rose Essential Oil
The symbol of love around the world...
Rose essential oil has a sensual aura that connects deeply to the heart. It is known to relieve muscle spasms & pain, making it a wonderful addition to a sensual massage oil recipe. The profound, sweet scent of this oil alleviates stress and helps boost confidence.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood essential oil isn’t always the first choice for romance, but this woodsy oil contains spiritual properties that can enhance the physical and emotional connection you have with a lover or even yourself. Its warm aroma is a popular fragrance for men and is said to attract new love.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang essential oil has a deep, nectarous scent that is intoxicating to the senses. It is known to encourage feelings of happiness and is often used to help one relax. Its emotional benefits can make anyone feel at ease, opening up their hearts to love. It’s no wonder why ylang ylang flower petals are traditionally spread across the bed of newlyweds in many cultures around the world.
Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli essential oil has a heavy, earthy aroma that is thought to revive lost desire. Its warm aura is grounding and can help focus the mind and body on the present, making a romantic evening rich with intimate attention.
Jasmine Absolute has a heavenly aroma that is floral and exotic. It’s been said that Cleopatra used jasmine as a perfume to charm Marc Antony. Jasmine stimulates memory triggering feelings of nostalgia and familiarity, which can induce comfort and attraction between two people. The sultry aroma has also been shown to increase blood flow, balance emotions, and encourage the acceptance of unconditional love for yourself and those around you.
Whether you’re adding some spark to your relationship or strengthening the love you have for yourself, essential oils can help with their intoxicating aromas and incredible natural benefits.
Here are some of our favorite essential oil recipes that celebrate and embrace LOVE.
"Passionate Bliss" Massage Oil
A massage can melt anyone into a state of pure bliss. The combination of essential oils in this recipe are meant to relax your body, stimulate your senses, and bring about emotions of passion and desire.
- 4oz Amber Glass Bottle
- 4oz of Sweet Almond Oil
- 15 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil
- 13 drops of Geranium Essential Oil
- 10 drops of Patchouli Essential Oil
- 7 drops of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- 3 drops of Rose Essential Oil
Combine all ingredients in a 4oz amber glass bottle and shake gently until fully combined. Pour a small amount of oil onto the palm of your hand. Rub the oil between your palms to warm it up and then massage. Repeat as needed. Store the oil in a dark, cool location away from children and pets.
"Set the Mood" Diffuser Blend
Any romantic evening could use a little extra OOMPH to set the mood. This diffuser blend is a mix of intoxicating essential oils that will create an aura of romance, passion, and relaxation. Diffuse this blend while taking a bubble bath to help invoke the deep love you have for yourself or while spending time with a loved one to help strengthen the bond between the two of you.
- 3 drops of Patchouli Essential Oil
- 3 drops of Clary Sage Essential Oil
- 1 drop of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
- 1 drop of Sandalwood Essential Oil
*This diffuser blend recipe is meant for a 200ml ultrasonic diffuser. Adjust the amount of drops according to the size of your diffuser.
"I Love Myself" Bubble Bath
What better way to indulge in self-love than a luxurious bubble bath? Use this recipe in a warm bath, light some candles, grab a glass of wine and let the aroma of these essential oils take you on an emotional journey towards acceptance and tenderness for everything that is you.
- 8oz bottle with pump
- 1/2 cup of Liquid Castile Soap
- 1/2 cup of Vegetable Glycerin
- 2 tbsp of water
- 40 drops of Joyful Zen Essential Oil Blend
- 35 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 20 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- 10 drops of Sandalwood Essential Oil
In a bowl combine, combine vegetable glycerin, liquid castile soap, and water. Gently stir to combine. Add the essential oils and stir gently again. Pour the mixture into an 8oz bottle and secure a top with a pump or any 8oz container of your choice.
Add 5-10 pumps or 1/4-1/2 cup of bubble bath mixture to warm, running water. When exiting and entering the bath use caution, essential oils can cause the tub to be slippery. Store the bubble bath in a cool, dark location away from children and pets.
"Cleopatra’s Charm" Roll On Perfume
Perfume has been used by humans from the beginning of time to attract lovers. The powerful aroma of jasmine is known for its ability to captivate and entice, making it the perfect ingredient for a perfume meant to attract love.
- 10ml Amber Glass Roller Bottle
- 10ml of Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 3 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil
- 3 drops of Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
- 2 drops of Frankincense Essential Oil
- 1 drop of Myrrh Essential Oil
- 1 drop of Jasmine Absolute
Combine all ingredients in a 10ml amber glass roller bottle and gently shake until combined. Roll on wrists and nape of the neck to attract love and encourage feelings of self-confidence. Store in a cool, dark location away from children and pets.