February has arrived, and the season of love is here. Whether you’re in a relationship or single, attraction plays a key part in love. Did you know that scent has a huge role in the process of attraction? Exposure to different scents bring about a variety of different emotions. Have you ever heard of pheromones? Pheromones are these unique chemical signals that are released when stimulated by certain smells. Pheromones also help determine attraction to different smells - how cool!
Essential oils have so many benefits, but the biggest benefit is their aromatic properties. There are a variety of essential oils that can increase attraction and sensuality. There are oils that can increase blood flow, reduce stress and anxiety, and even some that stimulate a sense of passion! Here is a list of oils to help induce feelings of attraction, sensuality and intimacy. Most of these oils can be purchased on Simply Earth's website as well!
Eight Essential Oils for Love and Romance
We all know that roses are one of the most iconic symbols of love. Roses offer a sweet, floral, strong, and romantic scent. The rose is associated with youthfulness, and can enhance one’s self-esteem. Rose oil stimulates blood circulation and purification, and relieves nervous tension or stress. Rose oil also offers many great hormonal benefits, especially with menstruation, spasms and PMS.
Ylang Ylang has a soft, sweet, floral aroma and is a very calming oil. Ylang Ylang can relax our bodies by slowing down a racing heart and decreasing high blood pressure. It can also reduce emotions of anger, worry, fear and anxiety. Ylang Ylang is considered an aphrodisiac, and can balance out emotions.
Sandalwood is a warm, woody aroma that reacts in a very unique way with each person’s natural body odors. Sandalwood has been used as a tension relief to soothe and relax tense muscles and to reduce high blood pressure. It’s a very soothing oil, and is highly recommended as a fragrance for men.
Jasmine oil has a warm, exotic, floral scent and offers balance to our nervous systems. Jasmine oil is often used for romance and attraction, and can improve nervous, tense, and depressed emotions. It inspires a feeling of positivity, confidence, and pure bliss. Jasmine has been known to have strong benefits for feminine energy, and can also reduce feelings of inferiority and inadequacy. It’s warm aroma is inviting and can spark sensual emotions.
Lavender oil is extremely gentle and versatile. Lavender oil has a very soothing and calming effect and can provide a sense of peace and relaxation. It’s great for physical and mental healing, and also reduces anxiety and stress. Lavender can also bring about a passionate mood, as it’s a nurturing oil.
Cinnamon oil is a warm and spicy oil that is physically and mentally stimulating. Cinnamon boosts circulation and blood flow to areas, and can boosts energy and spark passion.
Ginger oil is another warm, spicy scent. Ginger oil is energizing and is known to boost vitality, and heightens passion and comfort. It can also increases libido and desire.
Orange oil is a light, citrusy oil that offers balance among other romantic oils. Orange oil stimulates light, playful emotions and has the ability to lighten moods.
Simply Earth has created an essential oil blend that is made from orange, ylang ylang, bergamot and vertiver essential oils. It has a floral, earthy, and sensual aroma and is a calming, romantic oil with a playful aspect. It increases romance, and it decreases stress and tension.
There are many ways that you can incorporate these oils to spark a sense of attraction and passion. You can add a few drops to a bottle with a carrier oil to create a massage oil, add a few drops in your bath, or you can add a few drops to water to create a room or linen spray. You can also diffuse these romantic oils in your diffuser, or use them as a perfume to create a romantic setting.
Of course, we’re all very different. So some oils on this list may be so inviting and dreamy for some people, and they may not resonate well with others.