Essential oils that have aphrodisiac properties are great for initiating romance. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or a loved one’s birthday, you can use one of several essential oils to set the mood for love.
Ever since the times of the ancient Egyptians, essential oils have been used to promote health, beauty, fertility, virility and romance. The Greeks and other cultures learned from the Egyptians exactly how to use essential oils to increase passion, and this expertise quickly spread across the rest of the world. Some of the most popular aphrodisiac essential oils used in aromatherapy today include rose, neroli, sandalwood, ylang ylang and jasmine.
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Five of the most romantic essential oils
Jasmine Essential Oil
Jasmine is a very famous flower. Jasmine Essential Oil is know as the 'King of Oils' and has a strong yet sweet, pleasing and romantic fragrance, which is very common in flowers which bloom only at night. The jasmine flower is often associated with romance and love. This flower blooms only at night and fills the surroundings with its unmistakable and alluring fragrance and can add a wonderful smell to any skincare lotion, body cream or body oil.
Rose Essential Oil
Think of romance and most people think of roses. Rose Essential Oil has been coveted for centuries by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Ladies in history who have used rose to woo their lovers include Cleopatra of Egypt and Josephine Bonaparte of France.
Pure rose essential oil is expensive because it takes several thousand rose petals to distil just one Rose Essential Oil combined a body massage lotion or oil can be used for a fantastic sensual massage with your partner, or add a few drops to your bath for a romantic bath. Rose essential oil is a complete fragrance in itself, with rich, deep base notes, floral middle tones and a sweet, slightly leafy top note.
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Neroli Essential Oil
Neroli, which is sometimes referred to as orange blossom, was given its name due to Italian princess Anne Marie de la Trémoille (Orsini), who was duchess of Bracciano and princess of Nerola. She first introduced neroli oil as a fashionable fragrance to high society and used it in the bath and to perfume her stationary, scarves and most famously, her gloves.
Neroli Essential Oil, has long been used in weddings because of both its aphrodisiac properties and its ability to calm the bride on her big day. Victorian brides wore a sprig of orange blossom in their head dress and carried orange blossom in their bridal bouquets in an attempt to calm nerves and stimulate romance on the wedding night. Neroli Essential Oil has an intoxicating, heady aroma with orange floral undertones, and like rose, it is a completely balanced perfume on its own.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood is an ancient oil that is well known for its meditative and relaxing properties; it is often used in incense in churches and temples. However, sandalwood also has aphrodisiac properties and is occasionally still used as a very high-class perfumes.Sandalwood Essential Oil is quite expensive, so use it sparingly. It has a balsamic, woody aroma so is a great choice if you don’t particularly like floral fragrances. Add a drop of sandalwood oil to a massage lotion or a bath for a sensual, truly romantic encounter.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang Is one of my favourite essential oils, so I'll be using this in my bath on Valentine's Day. Ylang Ylang oil possessed aphrodisiac properties and has traditionally been used for love and romance. In Indonesia, the flowers of ylang ylang are laid out on the bed of the bride and the groom, in an attempt to induce romance and relax the newly weds.
So make your Valentines Day special by sharing a quiet moment with the smell of one of these wonderful essential oils, from a fragranced candle, incense stick, body or massage lotion or in a warm bath infused with one or more of these romantic essential oils.
Happy Valentines Day!