We all have limitless potential to live with joy, abundance, gratitude, and success and often we walk around in a dark and dreaded place because our emotions are ruling our lives.
We have the natural gift to contribute and receive yet we often feel stuck and frustrated.
Overwhelm kicks in…
Has anyone felt like that?
I want you to remember that no one knows your body better than you do and to remind you that your mind and body are designed to be well and whole. If you’re not feeling well and whole, then it’s time to get back to nature.
Whether you are new to essential oils, or have been using them for years, the topic of emotional aromatherapy is both fascinating and applicable in everyday life – especially in the area of love and relationships.
Essential oils provide a great way to quickly alter your mood. In many cases, you can start to feel the calming, soothing, or uplifting effects of an essential oil from the moment that you open the bottle. Inhaling essential oils, applying them to the skin, or diffusing them in the air allows you to quickly alter your mood because the oil will generate an emotional response within the brain from the first sniff.
The chemical makeup and unique plant part of each essential oil gives it grounding, soothing, calming, renewing, harmonizing, energizing, warming, or uplifting properties. When you want to produce a specific feeling or emotion, you can choose the essential oil that best fits your needs.
For promoting feelings of love, openness and boosting libido, try these powerful LOVE oils.
The sweet, woody exotic scent enhances physical sensuality and makes lovers more sexually-liberated. Considered a sexual restorative, it induces a state of calmness and serenity and relieves nervous tension. In addition, this exotic scent can promote emotional openness!
Jasmine enhances the mood and the energy. This sweet, rich scent is said to work especially well for arousing women. The sultry smell has been highly regarded for its influence over sexual troubles. Using it in a diffuser or adding a drop or two to a massage oil will bring a light, happy mood to those who use it.
Created by pressing the essence from bergamot orange rind, this essential oil has been used in perfumes for CENTURIES. The spicy yet slightly-sweet aroma has been found to increase the number of amino acids in the brain, which trigger heightened levels of sex hormones, helping to increase libido in both men and women.
The scent of bergamot can “soften” more intense oils like ylang ylang, be used to complement more low-key scents like jasmine, coriander, rose, or lavender, or be used all on its own.
A controversial scent after it’s overuse in the 1960s, the woodsy, musky smell of patchouli is said to improve spirits and balance the libido. Use in small amounts for an earthy, musky undertone. Do you use patchouli oil? What are your thoughts on it?
Stopping to smell the roses IS important! The scent of rose is good for the heart – emotionally and physically. It also helps to improve the circulatory system. The aroma of rose is sensual, uplifting, and is perfect for pillow sprays or massage oils.
Considered as one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs, ylang ylang increases libido and attraction between lovers. It energizes you, intensifies eroticism and is good for sexual experimentation. Its floral scent increases sexual desire, encourages attraction, and supports the circulatory system. Use in moderation, as the aroma is pretty potent.
As an aphrodisiac, clary sage works by affecting the hormonal system to boost the mood and alleviate sadness. It’s deep, sweet, and nutty flavor helps calm stress and lessen inhibitions to boost sexual desire.
Fresh, cooling, and penetrating, the smell of peppermint gives us a sense of clarity and refreshment! When used in a massage oil, peppermint oil can add a tingling coolness.
Pair it with black pepper for a warming AND cooling sensation that’s fun to play around with!
Lavender is most known for its ability to help with relaxation and sleep, but it can also enhance feelings of sensuality! By increasing the alpha waves in the back of your brain, lavender helps ease anxious feelings and set inhibitions aside.
The sweet, warm, scent of ginger makes you want to cuddle up! The smell of ginger essential oil can increase openness as well as support the circulatory system.
Diffusing these oils is a great way to support and enhance feelings of love. But you may also enjoy using these oils in massage blends or linen sprays. Here are a couple of DIY recipes to help you out.
Make your own massage oil by adding approximately 15 drops of essential oil to ½ cup of carrier oil like coconut oil! Start by massaging the feet, as this will allow oils to quickly enter the bloodstream.
Try this blend:
- 5 drops ylang ylang
- 5 drops bergamot
- 5 drops lavender
- Combine with carrier oil
Be careful about where you use those oils though! Keep the mixture away from the eyes, mouth, and other, ahem, sensitive areas!
Add 10-15 drops of your favorite oil or oils to a 2-ounce spray bottle of water, then spray on your bedding, pillows, or lingerie so the scent of the oils can mix and mingle with your natural pheromones.
Try this mix:
- 6 drops sandalwood
- 4 drops ylang ylang
- 3 drops geranium
- 2 oz of distilled water
Shake well before each use!
Which of these love oils is your favorite?