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Top DIY Recipes To Set The Mood on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is coming up! I am not a huge fan of the commercial aspect of this day, but I love having a day dedicated to love. Therefore I dig through books and online content, and made this list of the most awesome and powerful plants and oils used to create the perfect sensual atmosphere on Feb. 14th. You’ll find massage oils, oil diffuser blends and a bath bomb recipe to make the day even more perfect!

Top sensual and romantic plants and oils

  • BLACK PEPPER: Surprisingly, black pepper is often used and mentioned for its sexual vitality properties. It lights up the flame of passion when used as an essential oil. Its use dates back to the Roman Empire. (Find it here)
  • GINGER: Ginger is a great aphrodisiac. Its smell grounds the body. On top of it its spices energize and stimulate the body. A must have on Valentine’s evening! (Find It Here)
  • JASMINE: This is one of the most popular and commonly used aphrodisiacs. Around the world Jasmine oil has been used and connected to love. You can’t go wrong with Jasmine essential oil! (Find It Here)
  • JUNIPER TREE: Not only this tree is amazing and can make the greatest beverages, but on top of it, it’s oil has a long list of benefits such as being the perfect fragrance for sensual moments. Juniper’s essential oil neutralizes negative feelings and It was used, “back in the days,” to stimulate the excitement of virgins on their wedding night. (Find It Here)
  • NEROLI: I didn’t know this plant until I did these research, but Neroli is not a far away planet, it is a wonderful fertility stimulant plant. This plant is in certain cultures the symbol of seduction and sexuality. During wedding brides used to wear its flowers as a symbol of purity. (Find It Here)
  • ROSE: Living in the city of rose I couldn’t forget this one. Rose essential oil might be a little expensive but it is also a wonderful oil that has amazing purpose for beauty routine and massage oils. The rose is the symbol of Venus and has obvious properties that make it a must have when prepping sensual fragrances. (Find It Here)
  • SANDALWOOD: This earthy oil was used in sex rituals in the past. It is a perfect oil to add to your blend that helps express one’s emotions. (Find It Here)
  • YLANG-YLANG: Ylang-ylang is a powerful aphrodisiac. It is used mostly to increase the libido and the sexual attraction between two persons. (Find It Here)

Carrier Oil:

You’ll need to dilute your essential oils in a carrier oil. My top 3 recommended oils are coconut oil, jojoba oil or grape-seed oil.

  • Coconut oil: You might want to use refined oil to make your final product to avoid a too strong smell but this oil is budget friendly, easy to wash off of sheets and therefore had to make it into the top 3. The important detail here thought is in the preparation. If you use coconut oil warm it first on low heat. Only once your oil is liquid, you will add the essential oils in.  (Find It Here)
  • Jojoba oil: This is is often used to blend essential oils because it preserves the added fragrances and it’s antibacterial properties have a wonderful result on the skin. (FYI: jojoba oil is actually a wax, not an oil) (Find It Here)
  • Grape Seed oil: I often use this oil to prep my face and body creams. It’s a cost effective oil that has no-odor and a silky texture that makes it a perfect solution to blend your oils. (Find It Here)

How To Use The Plants and Oils

Now that we have listed the most common spices and plants, we’re going to see how we can blend them together to make effective massage oils and diffuser oils to create the perfect sensual atmosphere.

Massage Oils For Her:

  • 4 drops of Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops of Rose Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops of Ginger Oil
  • 4 teaspoon of Carrier Oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil or grape seed oil)

First, find a nice bottle or bowl in which you’ll poor the carrier oil. If you’re using coconut oil, don’t forget to heat the oil on slow burner first to melt the oil. Add to your oil the drops of each essential oil. If you find the result too strong, don’t hesitate to add an extra teaspoon of carrier oil in the mix.

Massage For Him:

  • 3 drops of Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
  • 2 Drops of Ginger Oil
  • 4 Drops of Sandalwood Oil
  • 4 teaspoon of Carrier Oil (coconut oil, jojoba oil or grape seed oil)

Same as previous mix, poor the carrier oil in a small container. If you’re using coconut oil, don’t forget to heat the oil on slow burner first to melt the oil. Add to your oil the drops of each essential oil. If you find the result too strong, don’t hesitate to add an extra teaspoon of carrier oil in the mix.

Oil Diffuser Blend: To Create a Sensual Atmosphere

  • 2 drops of Cinnamon Essential Oil
  • 3 Drops of Rose or Jasmine Essential Oil
  • 4 Drops of Juniper or Sandalwood Oil

Use an oil diffuser like this one, to create an aromatic atmosphere is your room. Candles are great, but candles with a sensual perfume in the air is even better. If you don’t already have one, I would suggest you do. If you are not a huge fan of electric diffuser, the candle alternative is really great. I have both, and they are such a perfect way to set mood in a room, while taking a bath or working, but it also works great to go to sleep, to meditate or even to get better when sick. Simply put the drops in the diffuser with some water and you’re set! Make sure you turn it on a least a few minutes ahead to fully enjoy the perfume.

Bath Bombs Valentine's Day ingredient bath bombs

Taking a bath before your special night is an essential step in my beauty routine. It helps relax clear the mind to enjoy fully the night ahead. Therefore I had to add this bath bomb to make it a complete experience. You’ll find my post on how to make bath bombs here, and instead of using the lavender and frankincense fragrances that are suggested there, replace them with 10 to 15 drops or Ylang-Ylang, 15 to 19 drops of Rose or Jasmine, 5 to 6 drops of Ginger and about 30 drops Sandalwood. Add rose petals and Beet juice (you can get it here) to the mix to give your bombs a pink color and an extra “je-ne-sais-quoi.”

Finally, if you have come across great blends or have other techniques and recipes related to Valentine’s Day that you’d like to share, or if you likes these recipes and want to share a word about them, feel free put a comment below!

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