With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may be spinning your wheels thinking of ways to celebrate the holiday with a little more sensuality. If you’re looking to set the mood for some quality time with your love, you’ll want to remember to indulge all of the senses to make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.
Our experts advise: "To put the mood of love in the air, try using your essential oil diffuser to excite your senses. Research has shown that men and women with higher sensitivity to scent report greater enjoyment in their experiences with their partners. So stimulating the room with pleasant aromas is a great idea for everyone!"
The scents of lavender, ylang-ylang, palmarosa, mandarin, and lemon combine to create an aphrodisiac like effect. These scents have been used for the purpose of seduction for centuries. Combining the subtly sensual notes of these oils provides a balance of yin and yang that will be sure to excite you both. To get the desired effect of all of these arousing scents, try the Desire blend of essential oil and make this one Valentine’s Day that you won’t soon forget
Another way to create an ambiance of romance is to make a massage oil using essential oils. The sense of smell is once again at play and adding the sense of touch can add the element of excitement and anticipation for both partners.
Making your own oil blend for sensual massage is both fun and helps to prep your mind for the experiences ahead. Visualization is a powerful way to tap into the experiences you’d like to have in the future. If you go through the evening in advance in your mind and visualize what you’re hoping for and associate it with the scents that you’re creating, you’re priming your brain and your body for that expected encounter.
To make your own massage blend you’ll need a carrier oil, jojoba oil is a favorite for massage therapists for it’s soothing properties and because it easily absorbs into the skin. To make a blend that excites your sense of touch and scent, start with 10-12 drops of the essential oils that you’d like to combine for your blend, add 1 oz. of your carrier oil and combine in a spray bottle. Remember to do a small patch test on your skin before you apply liberally. You’ll also want to keep in mind that essential oils and sensitive skin areas don’t mix, so make sure to wash your hands after your massage time.
Drawing a bath with rose petals, candles, and a few drops of your sensual blend, lavender, or a new scent is a great way to prep for the evening or to indulge with your partner too. Adding your desired scent to the bath will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and your mind feeling relaxed and ready for an evening of romance and pleasure.
And remember that the most important part of Valentine’s Day is that you have fun, so get creative and enjoy indulging all of your senses together!
“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” -Marilyn Monroe