Valentine’s Day is that special occasion when love and romance surround us. It’s a time to celebrate your love and commitment to your beloved one while reconnecting and creating a renewed spark together. Vibrant and evocative, essential oils can arouse feelings of affection, love, and attraction.
Read on to unearth your favorite essential oil for love.
The Six Best Essential Oils for Love
I’ve put together and shared the six best LOVE-inspiring essential oils. Whether you’re planning your first date or 100th, these essential oils are an addition to your Valentine’s Day plans.
The symbol of love, rose, creates an oil with sensual aroma that is linked to our hearts. Rose and its extract-rose essential oil, promote intimacy and emotional balance. As an anxiety-relieving, soothing oil, it comes as no surprise that rose essential oil is also utilized as a natural aphrodisiac. If you want romance, rose essential oil is a great place to start.
How to use rose essential oil for love:
- Blend into a perfume to carry this romantic aroma along with you
- Dab 1-2 drops of rose blend behind the ears and on wrists and inhale
- or diffuse them for both you and your loved one to enjoy.
- Intimacy scrub
one teaspoon honey (needs to be food grade)
two drops of rose essential oil
Coconut oil – half a teaspoon
Stir ingredients all together until you got a blend eventually. Use a small amount to your lips, then rinse lips with warm water.
Pro-tips from AromaEasy: Rose essential oil has a strong scent, try to make a blend with orange essential oil or carrier oils.
2. Ylang Ylang
Ylang ylang is widely used as a natural love drug globally. The sweet floral scent of ylang-ylang makes it one of the most popular essential oils for love. The intoxicating aroma calms helps release inhibitions while calming stress and anxiety. Ylang ylang essential oil’s delicate floral fragrance is quite appealing, and its usage varies. Historically people put fresh ylang-ylang petals on the bed of newlyweds.
Ylang ylang has a potent aroma, so you can find its scents to be overwhelming sometimes. Usually, making a blend with other floral oils would make the scent milder, while enhancing Ylang-Ylang’s effectiveness. Also, you can deepen the aroma with some woody scents.
Enjoy ylang ylang essential oil with your partner:
- Dilute Ylang-Ylang into a carrier oil as a massage oil for both men and women.
- Aroma diffusion via an essential oil diffuser
Love diffusion recipe for Honeymoon night
Three drops ylang ylang essential oil
Two drops sweet orange essential oil
One drop rose essential oil
Use this love recipe via an essential oil diffuser. Adjust mist output considering your room space, and then set it up in your bedroom.
Jasmine possesses a hot scent, and has been utilized as an aphrodisiac essential oil for both men and women for centuries. Some researches prove that the topical application of jasmine essential oil can help people stay alert with refreshing feelings.
We extract this love essential oil from delicate jasmine petals cultivated in a Philippines farm. Jasmine is one of my selected essential oils for love. The evocative floral scent could lift up your spirit and brings about confident-boosting feelings.
How to use:
- Try this sultry scent on the inside of your wrists, the back of your neck, as well as behind your ears.
- Topically apply jasmine oil in sensual massage oil for both partners.
Enchantress aroma recipe
Three drops frankincense
Four drops jasmine
Three drops sweet orange
Add this essential oil love blend into a 10-ml roller bottle, then fill the vial with a carrier oil like almond or jojoba. Shake the vial well before use.
4. Clary Sage
A study reveals the relation between menopause symptom relief and essential oils. The researchers found that simple inhalation of clary sage essential oil resulted in an anti-depressant effect on menopausal females. This study indicates that clary sage has hormone-balancing properties.
When libido is reduced because of hormone changes like menopause, clary sage is a hormone balancer that might bring some alleviation.
How to use: Drop 3-5 drops in an essential oil diffuser, or inhale periodically throughout the day to rest, balance hormone, and lift your spirit.
The essential oil extracted from orange blossoms, neroli, also named as orange blossom essential oil, is a precious, pricy, beneficial oil. This essential oil for love can help improve the mood by helping you calm the nerves.
In a recent trial, neroli is proven to alleviate menopausal symptoms, arouse libido, and regulate blood pressure in postmenopausal females. This research indicates that orange blossom essential oil is helpful when libido is relatively low due to hormones change, or anxiety.
Harmony blends for diffusion
Two drops orange blossom essential oil
One drop rose
One drop rosemary
This harmony blend is ideal for diffusing or adding to a warm bath.
How to use in a bath
Add essential oils blend to one ounce of carrier oil, and dissolve into 1 cup bath salt, then add to a warm bath.
6. Black pepper
Appealing black pepper gets along well with sandalwood and peppermint. Use this recipe to create a sensuous mix that would warm you right up!
Love-inspiring massage oil
6 drops sandalwood
3 drops black pepper
2 drops peppermint essential oil
1 drop sweet orange essential oil
Add this love recipe to two ounces carrier oil, stir all ingredients together until you have a smooth paste. Turn the lights off, then take turns massaging each other’s shoulders and back to kindle passion and love.
In general, sweet orange, when applied alone, can’t help much in hormone issues. The fun part is, however, that sweet orange gets along well with most of the aphrodisiac essential oils.
Since sweet orange essential oil is frequently used in blends with other essential oils for love, I would like to add it to this list.
Note that avoid applying a citrus essential oil if you are going to go outside under sunlight in the next few hours.
For more details about orange essential oil, visit this post: sweet orange essential oil benefits.
Rose, Ylang-ylang, Jasmine, Neroli…I have shared the six best essential oils for love. However, please note that the most important is to choose an aroma that you like, and the essential oil that makes you and your partner feel good.
In this post, I have talked about a lot of essential oil blends for love. Make sure you always stick to proper usage by checking this previous post: how many drops of essential oil in a diffuser?
Also, note that we should never apply essential oil directly to our skins before diluting them. And the dilution work is easy – simply add your essential oil into a carrier oil like almond or jojoba.
And I did discuss massage essential oils before, visit that post if you want to know more details about this topic.