Set the Stage
Apply a few drops of ylang ylang (pronounced ee-lang ee-lang) into a diffuser to release a sweet and fragrant, yet gentle aroma to scent your home. It’s good for the heart and proclaimed to relieve stress and anxiety.
Cozy Up on the Couch
Drizzle basil oil over an appetizer to stimulate the mind and heighten each other’s focus.
Enjoy the Bedroom
Nothing stimulates like massage. Make it more fun by mixing your own massage oils together. After you enjoy your romantic moments, draw a candle-lit scented bath.
Draw a Hot Bath
Continue with the scent from the aromatic massage, surrounding the tub with candles and adding 10-15 drops of blended oils for a sensual connection. Sandalwood blended with jasmine creates the perfect aphrodisiac helping dissipate physical, psychological or emotional ailments that may interfere with sexual desire or arousal. Sandalwood is woody, yet sweet, and is a versatile oil that is calming and grounding instilling inner peace for lovers.
The scent of lavender is one of the most easily recognized scents. Lavender is known for its sedative properties and for its ability to calm stress. After your bath, prior to sleeping, you can rub a few drops of lavender to the bottoms of each other’s feet to enjoy a long, relaxing night of sleep.
DIY Massage Oil
You will need a carrier oil, such as almond oil or jojoba (pronounced ho-Ho-ba). This will act as a lubricant for the massage.
1 ounce of carrier oil
8 drops of sandalwood
4 drops of jasmine
Mix oils together in an airtight dark glass jar.
All you need is 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the massage oil per person.