Aromatherapy & Love
Essential Oil Gift for a Romantic Valentine”s Day
Essential oils make a great valentine gift for either men or women. Paired with a romantic evening at home or away and you have the perfect combination for relaxation and love. Imagine the setting – a candle light dinner, a small bowl of hot water with five drops of your chosen essential oil in it creating a romantic atmosphere, appropriate background music… who knows where it might lead.
Rose Essential Oil and Rose Hydrosol
Roses have been connected with romance for centuries, which is why Valentine’s Day is the florists’ busiest day of the year. An early East Indian tradition at weddings was to throw rose petals over the couple and to cover the bed with fresh rose petals. It was believed that the rose petals would reduce anxiety and create a romantic atmosphere.
Rose essential oil is known as a women’s oil. It has a powerful effect on the uterus – it is cleansing, regulating and tonic, and is valuable where there is a loss of uterine muscle tone. It is thought to aid conception and appears to increase the production of semen.
Rose hydrosol is a pleasant alternative to rose essential oil. It has the same properties but is less concentrated and can be used safely on the skin.
Romantic and Aphrodisiac Essential Oils
Other aphrodisiac essential oils include:
There is another group of essential oils that are known to arouse sexual desire, particularly in men. This group includes:
- Black pepper essential oil
- Cedarwood essential oil
- Clary sage essential oil
- Patchouli essential oil
- Pine essential oil
- Vetivert essential oil
Ways to use Essential Oils
There are many ways to use essential oils to enhance Valentine’s Day. Use the essential oils on their own or blend them together to make a personalized fragrance. Add essential oils to an essential oil diffuser and plug it into the wall of the bedroom an hour before using. Try misting the sheets or the body with rose hydrosol.
This Valentine’s Day, introduce essential oils and aromatherapy into the bedroom and romance the night away with the benefits and aroma of essential oils.
*This is educational information and any opinions expressed here-in do not replace professional medical advice. If you are ill, see a suitably qualified medical practitioner.*
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