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The Art of Romantic Aromas

The Art of Romantic Aromas

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAromas are the best way to influence mood. You can make someone feel happy, calm, energetic, relaxed, focused, romantic, etc by your choice of aroma. When the aroma of essential oils is used, the effect on the mind and feelings is complex, powerful, and subtle. The oils have a physiological action on the body, because of their therapeutic properties. When you blend your aromas to fit individual preferences, you can create something very potent. Essential oils are perfect for creating a romantic mood. If you take the time to learn your partner’s personal aroma preferences — what oils they like the best whether they be woody, citrus, flower, or herbal — and combine them with favorite types of gifts, you have created the perfect moment of romance.

Best oils

Rose, Neroli, Jasmine, Sandalwood, Cardamom, Patchouli, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Rose Geranium, Rosewood, Black Pepper, Clary Sage

Points of interest

  • Chocolates and rosesKnow your partner. Know what types of gifts will touch his or her heart whether it be flowers, jewelry, chocolates, cards, games, shopping, walks, massage, private time, vacations, manicures, books, etc. Don’t give them what you like best. Give them what they like best.
  • Found out if your partner likes surprises or not. The best way to kill the mood is to surprise someone who hates surprises. This goes back to giving your partner what he or she likes best rather than what you like best.
  • Always, always, always be honest with your partner when you tell them what you do and don’t like. And always, always, always listen to what your partner tells you. When you truly love someone, you want to make them happy and you want to do for them anything that makes them feel loved.
  • If you are married with small children, one of the best things you can do for the person who spends the most time with the children, is to give him or her a break! Arrange time for them to get out of the house and do something just for themselves and you take over the kids, dinner, doing the dishes, clean the house, get the kids to bed.
  • Don’t spend money you don’t have. More debt can kill romance faster than a smelly bathroom.
  • Feeling romantic is different than feeling sexy, though they often go together. “There is a gentle, wistful quality to romance, which evokes an escapist, fantasy, dreamlike feeling.” (9)  When you feel romantic, you feel loved. Your heart is more open. Take the time to make your partner feel romantic.
  • Just sit and talk. Listen to each other. Give your partner all of your attention. Turn off your cell phone and the tv. Stay away from the computer. Just focus on each other like you did when you were falling in love.
  • Holding-HandsHold hands. There is love in touch.
  • For more recipes of any individual oils that you prefer, click on the oil in the tagged section underneath the title of this article. It will pull up all articles mentioning the oil.
  • Massage blends can be used in a bath as well. Add formula to a warm/hot bath and soak for 30 minutes. Can also dissolve formula into 1 cup epsom salts and add to bath water to soften skin and remove impurities.
  • Can use Infusion of Vanilla in place of many carrier oils to add a nice romantic scent to the massage.
  • For Rose, Neroli, Melissa, Vanilla, and Jasmine, you can use other alternatives, if they are too expensive for you to buy. Also, Rocky Mountain Oils sells blends of each of these oils — they are mixed with F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil). This is a great alternative. They are much less expensive and you still get the same aroma and same benefits. Just add two more drops to your recipe.
  • You can add any of these recipes to a diffuser.
  • Add 1 drop of a favorite oil or oil formula to yours and your partner’s pillowcases to help set the mood.

Hearts LoveRecipes

Always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your face or body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Infusion of Vanilla

  • 2 Vanilla pods
  • 1/4 cup F.C.O. (Fractionated Coconut Oil)

Split and cut into tiny pieces the vanilla pods and put in a clear, glass jar. Cover vanilla with F.C.O. Close lid tightly and leave in the sun, or on a warm radiator, for about 5 weeks. Bring inside at night. Give the jar a good shake every time you pass by it to facilitate infusion. After 5 weeks, or when oil smells fragrant enough for your taste, strain the mixture through muslin and store in a dark colored, glass jar. Discard after 1 year. (6)

Deep and Mysterious

  • 10 drops Rose
  • 10 drops Palmarosa
  • 10 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 5 drops Vetiver
  • 5 drops Clary Sage
  • 4 drops Nutmeg
  • 3 drops Basil

Mix formula together in a dark colored, glass bottle. Wrap hand around the bottle and shake well for a couple of minutes, allowing oils to warm up to skin temperature. Allow to sit for 24 hours, to give oils a chance to synergize together. Use a few drops as a perfume, use a few drops in a diffuser, add a few drops to 1 tablespoon of F.C.O.  and use as a massage. (9)

Elixer of Life

  • 15 drops Melissa
  • 12 drops Rose
  • 7 drops Cypress
  • 5 drops Rosewood
  • 5 drops Patchouli
  • 3 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 3 drops Verbena

Mix formula together in a dark colored, glass bottle. Wrap hand around the bottle and shake well for a couple of minutes, allowing oils to warm up to skin temperature. Allow to sit for 24 hours, to give oils a chance to synergize together. Use a few drops as a perfume, use a few drops in a diffuser, add a few drops to 1 tablespoon of F.C.O. and use as a massage. (9)

Epsom salt bathSweet Mystery Love Potion for Women

  • 4 drops Coriander
  • 8 drops Bergamot
  • 3 drops Neroli
  • 3 drops Jasmine or 1 drop Rose
  • 2 teaspoons Jojoba or F.C.O. or Infusion of Vanilla

Mix formula together and add to a warm/hot bath and soak for 30 minutes. Can also dissolve formula into 1 cup epsom salts and add to bath water to soften skin and remove impurities. (6)

Magic Moments

  • 20 drops Rose
  • 12 drops Rosewood
  • 8 drops Sandalwood
  • 5 drops Red Mandarin
  • 2 drops Cardamom

Mix formula together in a dark colored, glass bottle. Wrap hand around the bottle and shake well for a couple of minutes, allowing oils to warm up to skin temperature. Allow to sit for 24 hours, to give oils a chance to synergize together. Use a few drops as a perfume, use a few drops in a diffuser, add a few drops to 1 tablespoon of F.C.O. and use as a massage. (9)

Aphrodisiac Massage

  • 5 drops Rose
  • 4 drops Sandalwood
  • 3 drops Patchouli
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Mix formula together and massage all over body. Works even better if you and your partner massage each other. (9)

Massage, maleEnigma Love Potion for Men

  • 3 drops Lavender
  • 3 drops Coriander
  • 5 drops Sandalwood
  • 5 drops Cedarwood
  • 2 teaspoons Jojoba or F.C.O.

Mix formula together and massage all over body. (6)

Song of Solomon for Men

  • 4 drops Coriander
  • 2 drops Red Mandarin
  • 1 drop Ginger Root
  • 1 drop Frankincense
  • 6 drops Sandalwood
  • 2 teaspoons Jojoba or F.C.O.

Mix formula together and massage all over body. (6)

Romance Massage

  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 3 drops Patchouli
  • 3 drops Clove Bud
  • 3 drops Orange
  • 1 drop Clary Sage
  • 1 tablespoon F.C.O.

Massage formula into back, neck, and  shoulders until fully absorbed into skin. This treatment should be mutually reciprocated for best results. (10)

Romance and rosesFlowery Romance Massage

  • 4 drops Geranium
  • 4 drops Neroli
  • 3 drops Clary Sage
  • 3 drops Palmarosa
  • 1 drops Anise Seed
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba

Massage formula into back, neck, and  shoulders until fully absorbed into skin. This treatment should be mutually reciprocated for best results. (10)

Pampered Passion Perfume

  • 10 drops Sandalwood
  • 10 drops citrus oil of choice
  • 1 teaspoon Infusion of Vanilla

Mix formula together in a dark colored, glass bottle. Shake well. Use as a perfume at the base of neck, behind ears, inside elbows, on wrists, or other place of choice. (2)

A last thought

What aromas and essential oils do you like to use to create a romantic feeling in your home? Please share in the comment section below. And then go and use them. Romance in the hammock

References

  1. Natural Home Spa by Sian Rees
  2. Seasons of Aromatherapy by Judith Fitzsimmons and Paula M. Bousquet
  3. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy & Herbalism by Julia Lawless
  4. Natural Beauty at Home: More than 250 Easy-to-Use Recipes for Body, Bath, and Hair by Janice Cox
  5. The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs by Robert B. Tisserand
  6. The Encyclopedia of Aromatherapy by Chrissie Wildwood
  7. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
  8. Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child: More Than 300 Natural, Nontoxic, and Fragrant Essential Oil Blends, by Valerie Ann Worwood
  9. The Aromatherapy Bible: The Definitive Guide to Using Essential Oils by Gill Farrer-Halls
  10. 500 Formulas for Aromatherapy by Carol Schiller and David Schiller
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