Roses, Chocolate and Aromatherapy for Valentine’s Day

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Whether you are alone on Valentine’s Day and taking the time to pamper yourself or your goal is to create an exotic, romantic, and sensual experience for your lover; the following aromas will arouse, relax and intensify the ambiance.

Candles-

Candles in addition to providing a romantic and magical environment raise the vibration of your space.  If you are going to use a scented candle consider burning vanilla, sandalwood, or rose.  Vanilla has relaxing, antidepressant and aphrodisiac effects.  Sandalwood is an exotic and woody scent that has sedative and aphrodisiac qualities.  Rose has long been associated with love and the heart.  It also has aphrodisiac, antidepressant and sedative properties.

Perfume-

Ylang-ylang essential oil is one of my favorite perfumes and is a great choice for Valentine’s Day.  It has aphrodisiac and antidepressant properties.  It aids in calming nervous tension and fear. It encourages feelings of well-being.

Incense-

Burning incense will raise the vibration of your space.  Consider patchouli or sandalwood.  Patchouli assists in lifting depression, anxiety, nervous exhaustion and stress related conditions.  It lessens emotional coldness and provides an aphrodisiac effect.  See the candle section for the effect of sandalwood.

Massage oil-

Add jasmine essential oil to carrier oil such as jojoba, avocado, apricot kernel or sweet almond oil.  Or blend together jasmine 10 drops, nutmeg 5 drops, black pepper 5 drops and mandarin 10 drops in 2 tablespoons (30ml) of vegetable oil.  A second combination is rose 10 drops, ylang-ylang 2 drops, lemon 8 drops and palma rosa 10 drops.  Dilute in 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of vegetable oil.  See the aromatherapy article for more details and recipes with jasmine oil.

Bath Blends

– Add 2 drops rose and 3 drops palma rosa or 3 drops ylang-ylang and 4 drops grapefruit to your bath.

Scented Valentine’s Day Card- Consider giving your love a card scented with the fragrance you are wearing, or the main essential oil of your celebration.  This will trigger an aroma memory.

Source:

Worwood, Valerie.  The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy

Compiled by juniper Wyndfyre

 

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