Posted on February 14, 2015 by Melanie Brown
It’s that time of year again when everybody is in the mood for love! Spice up your love life this February 14th with essential oils. Traditionally these natural extracts from plants are used for their health and therapeutic qualities. Here are 5 essential oils commonly associated with romance:-
1. Rose oil- is a fragrance with rich, deep base notes and floral middle tones. It has a sweet slightly leafy top note. This oil can be ...used in a massage lotion or simply add a few drops to a romantic bath.
2. Neroli oil - is also known as orange blossom essential oil which has an intoxicating, heady aroma with orange floral undertones, and like rose, it is a completely balanced perfume on its own.
3. Ylang ylang – this essential oil which is associated with love and romance has a sweet, floral-balsamic aroma which is quite sweet and rich.
4. Patchouli - Most recent memories of patchouli essential oil are its association as an incense in the hippie era of the 1960′s and, as such, most people either love or hate the aroma of patchouli for this reason! However, patchouli’s history goes back a lot further in time than its hippie associations and it was originally used in many perfume bases. It was introduced into Europe from the Far East in the 1800′s. Patchouli essential oil is a base note oil with a rich, earthy aroma. Use patchouli oil to re-capture the ’60′s decade of free love!
5. Sandalwood - meditative and relaxing properties; it is often used in incense in churches and temples. However, sandalwood also has aphrodisiac properties and is occasionally still used as a fixative in very high-class perfumes. Sandalwood essential oil is a base note oil and is now quite expensive, so use it sparingly. It has a balsamic, woody aroma so is a great choice if you don’t particularly like floral fragrances. Add a drop of sandalwood oil to a massage lotion or a bath for a sensual, truly romantic encounter!
Always make sure that you purchase good quality oils from a reputable supplier!