Five Most Romantic Essential Oils
This weekend, couples will be pulling out all of the stops to show the ones they love how much they care and appreciate them. Do you need one day a year to remember to do that? No, you should be doing it on a daily basis, but it’s days like Valentine’s Day to remind us to pause and reflect on the person we rely on when we’re looking to receive support, or to spend our special moments with. When it comes to giving that special someone something as special as they are, it’s important to make it memorable. Hitting one of those five senses will ensure they’ll never forget how important they are to you-which is why chocolate is so popular!
Together with chocolate, massage is a popular gift to give your sweetie because of how special it makes them feel. Aside from taste and touch, what more can you do to make Valentine’s Day special? Focus on the sense of smell with essential oils that will help set the mood!
The scent sensation is most closely related to memory, which is why you remember where you were when you smell certain scents. The Limbic System (the area of the brain that has direct contact with the brain) is stimulated by the scent and puts into motion your mood and emotions. There are five known aphrodisiac essential oils that induce love and romance and are great mood setters.
Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli is most often recognized as incense, and hit its popularity in the hippie era; and for good reason. These were the years known as the ‘Season of Love’. The rich, earthy aroma has a relaxing quality that goes as far back as the 1800’s.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood is well known as being an ingredient in high-end perfumes, and is often used in incense in churches and temples. The meditative properties make it a great relaxing oil to use during massage. Add a drop to your lotion or bath for a woody, aromatic experience.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Ylang Ylang is an essential oil extracted from the flowers of a tropical tree. The exotic scent is sweet and slightly balsamic, giving it a rich and sweet sense. This essential oil has been traditionally known and used for love and romance, and in Indonesia, the flowers are laid out on the bed of the bride and groom.
Neroli Essential Oil
Neroli is often referred to as orange blossom and was given it’s name due to the Italian princess of Nerola Anne Marie de la Tremoille, duchess of Bracciano. She was the first to introduce the oil as a fashionable fragrance and used it to perfume scarves, stationary, and most famously her gloves.
Rose Essential Oil
You can’t have romance with roses! The rose essential oil tends to be quite revered seeing as it takes several thousand rose petals to distil just one ounce of rose. The fragrance is deep and rich, and evokes the truest form of love and romance!
Ask us about essential oils, and let us know if you would like a special blend created especially for you and your love for your one-of-a-kind massage!