Want to bring romance back into your relationship? Read on to discover how essential oils can spice up your next night in.
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 and set the stage for a romantic evening. Because it’s good for the heart and proclaimed to relieve stress and anxiety this oil is a great choice for relaxation.
Cozy Up on the Couch
Before getting comfortable on the sofa prepare some light snacks and don’t forget to drizzle basil oil over an appetizer to stimulate the mind and heighten each other’s focus on romance.
Romance in 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 and surround the tub with candles be sure to add 10-15 drops of blended oils for a romantic, 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 romantic bath, prior to sleeping, rub a few drops of lavender into the bottoms of each other’s feet to enjoy a long, relaxing night of sleep.
DIY Massage Oil for Romance
You will need a carrier oil, such as almond oil, coconut 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.