SPICE UP VALENTINES DAY WITH ESSENTIAL OILS February 06 2013, 0 Comments
With such a romantic day on it's way, it's no wonder i have been asked by some curious clients of mine what essential oils they can use on Valentines Day to spice up their love life.
As you are probably aware, essential oils can be used in several different ways.. the most common being through burning oils or using them in a massage oil. With both methods we are able to smell the oils which affect our emotions and physical well being.
Essential oils can also work with us on an energetic level affecting our spiritual mind body side, helping us to link our mind body connection.
That said what better way to to share some quality time with your special someone. Blend up some aromatherapy and put your tension aside.
My all time favourite oil would have to be Sandalwood and Black Pepper is another oil i use alot.. Try these blends out in either a diffuser, oil burner or use in massage with a carrier oil such as coconut, macadamia or almond (any vegetable oil will be fine) 2.5% blend for a body massage i.e: 1.25mls or 20 drops of essential oil to 50ml carrier oil. Voila !!!
Blend 1. SANDALWOOD + YLANG YLANG + ORANGE
Blend 2. ROSE + GERANIUM + LEMON
Blend 3. JASMINE + BLACK PEPPER + ORANGE
WHERE DO I BUY ESSENTIAL OILS?
You can get quality essential oils from your local Health Food Store or shop online; www.seoc.com.au is one of my favourite places or www.aussiesoapsupplies.com.au dont buy the cheap diluted versions, they not only don't smell as great, they don't have the therapeutic quality which make them work effectively.
SOME TOP VALENTINE OILS
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Bergamot is an uplifting essential oil and works to open the heart chakra. Bergamot also has antibacterial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic and sedative properties. Its aroma can help to alleviate stress, tension, depression and anxiety. It can be applied topically or diffused.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Geranium is a relaxing essential oil that can help to release negative memories. Its other qualities are that it helps relieve tension, stress and foster a sense of peace and well being. Geranium helps to open the mind to new ideas. Its other properties are: anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, antiseptic, diuretic and insect-repelling. Can be applied topically or diffused.
Jasmine (Jasminum officinale)
Long known and used as an aphrodisiac oil, jasmine is uplifting and produces feelings of confidence and optimism. It also has antispasmodic and anti-depressant properties. Can be applied topically or diffused in a room.
Neroli or Orange Blossom (Citrus aurantium bigaradia)
Neroli is an aphrodisiac essential oil but is also calming and relaxing, and promotes confidence, courage, peace and sensuality. Its other properties are: anti-bacterial, anti-depressant, anti-infectious, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, anti-parasitic and deodorising. May be applied topically or diffused.
Black Pepper (Piper nigrum)
Black Pepper oil has aphrodisiac qualities. It’s both stimulating and comforting. Its other properties are: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic and stimulating to the nervous, circulatory and digestive systems. May be applied topically or diffused.
Rose (Rosa damascena)
Rose is an aphrodisiac oil, stimulating to the mind and helps promote a sense of wellbeing.
The rose is univeraslly associated with love, The fragrance of pure, therapeutic grade rose oil is almost overpowering, so if you are going to apply this oil on its own topically you need only a slight dab
Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odourata)
Ylang ylang is an energising and uplifting oil that has an influence on sexual energy. It helps balance male-female energies, promotes feelings of self-love and confidence and at the same time is calming and relaxing. Its other properties are anti-depressant, antiseptic and anti-spasmodic. May be applied topically or diffused.
Sandalwood (Santalum album)
Sandalwood is an aphrodisiac oil that’s stimulating and grounding. Sandalwood helps open one’s heart while at the same time diminishing one’s egocentricity. In many cultures sandalwood is regarded as a sacred oil. It also has anti-depressant, antiseptic and anti-tumoral properties. May be applied topically or diffused.
Go and spread some love