Spice Up Your Valentine's Day with Essential Oils

It’s the season of love, my friends, and I have a surprise for you! 

Let’s talk Valentine’s day and essential oils. 
I love essential oils and I love teaching people how to use their oils creatively! 
Did you know that aromatherapy is so powerful that some oils are considered aphrodisiacs, responsible for evoking passionate feelings? 
Disclaimer: always spot test oils to see how your body will react to them before slathering yourself in them. Keep oils away from sensitive areas of the body and if you start to have an unpleasant sensation from an oil use a carrier oil to dull the sensation. Do not use water, it will intensify the sensation. 

Here is a list of my top 10 love oils
  • Rose  
  • Ginger 
  • Lavender  
  • Sandalwood
  • Neroli  
  • Clary Sage
  • Jasmine 
  • Patchouli 
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Geranium

Rose is the symbol of love, so it just makes sense for this oil to be included in this list. Rose oil provides a fragrance that is both seductive and calming. 
How to use: apply as a perfume on wrists, neck, or behind ears.
Ginger has a spicy pungent scent that is known for boosting vitality, spicing up libido, and heightening passion. 
How to use: sparingly add to coconut oil or your favorite carrier oil for a massage that will warm up the body and get the blood flowing. 

Lavender the most versatile essential oil could not be left off this list. This oil is used for its calming properties and is great to use for relaxation. 
How to use: add to coconut oil or your favorite carrier oil for a soothing massage 
Sandalwood is the oil of devotion. It relieves anxiety, promotes openness, and is incredibly calming. 
How to use: diffuse in the bedroom before intimacy  

Neroli is known for calming the mind and arousing libido. It can also have an uplifting effect and add light-heartedness to the atmosphere. 
How to use: diffuse in bedroom before intimacy  
Want to take a steamy romantic bath with your partner? 
Draw a warm bath add some Epsom salts plus 
  • 2 drops of Neroli 
  • 1 drop of rose 
  • 3 drops of sandalwood
doTERRA has this great recipe for milk baths that you can find here

Ingredients Needed 

1 cup Epsom salt
½ cup baking soda
½ cup corn starch
2 cups powdered milk
¼ cup coconut oil
20 drops of one or more of the following essential oils:
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint

Dried lavender (optional) 

Combine all ingredients, stirring until evenly combined.
Personally, I think you could switch out the oils for some of the ones in this list of love oils. I also think dried rose buds or other dried flowers would be romantic for V-Day.

Clary Sage helps with hormonal balance and it especially helps balance low estrogen levels. Low estrogen = low libido. Stress can also increase cortisol levels and cortisol is a libido killer. Clary Sage can help to lower cortisol levels. 
How to use: apply to thighs before intimacy. (be careful not to get oils on sensitive areas) 
Create an alluring mood by diffusing these four oils together:
  • 3 drops of Orange 
  • 2 drops of Clary Sage  
  • 2 drops of Patchouli  
  • 1 drop of Geranium
Jasmine is an aphrodisiac known for creating a sense of optimism. It has a stimulating and energizing scent. 
How to use: apply as a perfume on wrists, neck, or behind ears 
Create a roller perfume with your favorite carrier oil, plus  
  • 4 drops of Jasmine 
  • 3 drops of Frankincense 
  • 3 drops of Sweet Orange
Patchouli creates an atmosphere of well-being and security. This oil is grounding and is the ideal choice for diffusing before a romantic night.
How to use: diffuse in bedroom before intimacy 
Create an uplifting yet calming mood by diffusing Patchouli and Ylang Ylang together.  
Ylang Ylang calms the nerves by slowing the heart rate. It balances sexual energy and encourages sensuality.  It also acts as an aphrodisiac and is traditionally used in India to decorate the marriage beds of newlyweds. 
How to use: diffuse in bedroom or apply to thighs before intimacy 
Want to put love in the air? 
Add these three oils to a diffuser…
  • 3 drops of bergamont 
  • 3 drops of patchouli 
  • 3 drops of ylang ylang

Geranium is similar to Rose in smell and effect. It has an alluring scent that is very feminine. 

How to use: apply as a perfume on wrists, neck, or behind ears

Other Tips for Creating a Romantic Mood During Valentine’s Day

Candles seem to go hand in hand with Valentine’s Day, but you can easily create a romantic mood with a diffuser and some battery powered candles. Many diffusers have lights in them as well and you can change the color. 
Essential Oil’s effect our emotions in a very similar way as it is when we hear music. In fact, smell is closely linked with memory, more so than any of our other senses. I set out to find playlists to go with your essential oils and I found this playlist on Spotify. 
The playlist is just instrumental music, but there are relaxing, calming instrumental pieces and there even specific pieces to play during a massage. If you don’t mind the ads Spotify is a free app.
If you are feeling really creative and love music you could even create your own playlist for Valentine’s Day to go along with the essential oils you plan to diffuse. 
If that wasn’t enough to get you excited for the upcoming holiday, I also have this free eBook you can download for even more ideas and recipes to use essential oils in the bedroom.
Now for the last little bit of this post I wanted to give you some options for using your essential oils outside of the bedroom. 

The sugar scrub below could be a delightful project to make with your kiddos. Who doesn’t love a sugar scrub with heart shape sprinkles in it? 

If your kiddos hate bath time this could be the perfect incentive to get them in the tub without a fight. 
If you give gifts during valentine’s day the scrub could also be put in a glass jar, tie a ribbon around it, and boom you have a cute little V-Day gift. 
Below you will also find more diffuser blends and a PDF you can download and print or save to your computer.

I've saved my favorite recipe for last! Check out how I make my favorite DIY "Love Potion" linen mist and body spray below.  This spicy blend smells delicious misted in the air, on your sheets or body. Enjoy!

Final tip: use oils you and your partner both enjoy the smell of. An unpleasant smell can definitely be a mood zapper. 

I hope you enjoy this post as much as I loved writing it. 
Happy Valentine’s Day & Happy Oiling 


Wondering about other ways to use essential oils? 
You can download this free eBook that includes 100 Uses for Essential Oils.

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