by Andrew Pacholyk, MS L.Ac ~
Try something new and different with your lover. Combine the art of massage with the magic of aromatic massage oils. This sensual mix stirs the senses and can send sparks flying between sweethearts. Also try diffusing any one of these oils in the air to spark the senses!
First and foremost, it’s important to remember that some smells send certain noses into ecstasy and others into furious twitches. Check in with your partner to find out which scents allure, and which sends their nostrils flaring.
Some sexy essential oils are:
Lavender: This exceptional healing oil is one of the most fragrant and most recognized oils on the planet. This makes a beautiful starting point if you (and your partner) are attracted to this gentle floral scent. Used in everything from toothpaste to laundry detergent, lavender is one of the top essential oils.
Jasmine: is a bold, sweet scent. Jasmine is the greatest aphrodisiac of all. These night blooming flowers are picked at their height to bring out one of the most sexy scents. Associated throughout history with the compassionate Goddess of the Moon, Jasmine, grown along the Nile in ancient Egypt, is represented Isis, the Egyptian Mother Goddess who held the secrets of fertility, magic and healing.
Clove: this spicy, bold essential oil is a powerful aphrodisiac! Clove has been used for centuries to bring heat and passion to any situation. This warming essential oil is perfect to add into any recipe or oil blend when you want to bring on the heat!
Patchouli: is a sweet, earthy scent. Its smell is intense and spicy. From an energetic point of view, Patchouli, like Jasmine, is warm and yet anti-inflammatory in action. It combines a calmative property with a gentle stimulating effect that uplifts the spirit. Patchouli is a sweet and grounding harmonizing fragrance!
Neroli: is distilled from bitter orange trees. It has a refreshing, spicy aroma and is known for its sensual, exotic effect. Neroil oil is emotionally unifying and soothes with harmonizing effects. Described as both sensual and spiritual, Neroli helps to re-establish the link between a disconnected mind and body. Neroli paves the way for a gradual release and allows us to recall hope and joy!
Ylang Ylang: is a rich fragrant oil that means “flowers of flowers”. A scent to perfume the body or use for an euphoric massage. Ylang Ylang is relaxing, equalizing and euphoric. The ecstatic sense of merging is inherent in Ylang Ylang. Like Jasmine, this oil helps to reunite our emotional and sensual natures, aspects of our being that need to contain each other and unite.
Rose: The Mother of All Flowers, the Rose has amazing powers of love, trust and self acceptance. Roses are representative of faith, hope and love and has the qualities to restore the very center of one’s being. A gentle tonic of the heart, the compassion of the Rose is seen through it’s ability to heal emotional wounds. When loss, rejection or sorrow has injured our capacity for nurturing and self love, Rose oil brings a sweet and gentle comfort, binding the “heart strings” from the Heart to the Mind. Rose oil’s psychological properties lie mainly in its effect on the mind, the center of our emotional being. Rose oil calms and supports the heart and helps to nourish the soul!
Choosing a scent is half the fun. Use these oils to perk up any room with natural fragrance. Use them in the bath water for a sexy and romantic experience. Diffuse them in the air in the bedroom. Massage one or two oils into your pulse points at the wrists, neck and tops of the feet. Burn these oils in the form of incense. There are lots of creative ways to work with essential oils!
Sexy Massage Oil
Blend together in a dark glass bottle or dark colored plastic bottle:
~1 cup jojoba, canola, sunflower or safflower oil (base oil)
~1 drop clove
~ 3 drops lavender
~ 5 drops neroli
~ 9 drops rose
Turn the bottle over and over a few times to blend oils then massage the oil in and around the erogenous zones and the pulse points on the neck, wrists, groin, inner thighs and tops of feet.
Romantic Diffuser Blend
In a diffuser, add 7 drops each of:
Allow this enticing blend to permeate any space that you would like to encourage love and romance. Or diffuse it in any room in the house!
Intriguing Bath Oil
Run a bath a hot water. Just before turning off the water, add these essential oils, allowing the churning water to blend them into the bath. You can both take a dip in this sexy blend of oils in order to get things started or at the end of your time together!
~7 drops of Lavender
~ 9 drops of Jasmine
~ 11 drops of Neroli