Essential Oils For A Romantic Massage
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what could be more enchanting than a massage oil created with essential oils? According to the American Massage Therapy Association, the benefits of massage can include: lowered blood pressure, decreased stress, reduced pain, relief from anxiety and lessened muscular tension. When this wellness modality is combined with all of the wonderful benefits of essential oils, it is a match made in heaven.
Feminine Essential Oils
The following essential oils are excellent options to use alone, diluted in a carrier oil, for a feminine massage oil.
Ylang Ylang is exceptionally floral in aroma, very relaxing and considered to be an aphrodisiac. It has a powerful aroma; only 3-5 drops are needed in 1 ounce of carrier oil for a single massage.
This beautiful essential oil has a sweet floral aroma, resulting in a heavenly-scented massage oil that is very soothing to an overworked nervous system. As Neroli’s aroma is also very potent, only 3-5 drops are needed in 1 ounce of the chosen carrier oil.
Hands down, this highly-prized essential oil is one of the best aphrodisiacs. Rose is enjoyed for its beautifully heady, deep floral aroma and is symbolic for the expression of love. 1-2 drops are required per 1 ounce of carrier oil.
Also valued as a renowned aphrodisiac and sexual tonic, Jasmine is very calming to the mind and nervous system. This incredible essential oil has warm, deep floral notes. Use 1-2 drops per 1 ounce of carrier oil.
A Feminine Massage Oil Blend
This recipe is profoundly relaxing and exudes a floral, feminine aroma:
Masculine Essential Oils
Below are great choices for a more masculine massage oil:
This is a woody, softly balsamic, earthy aroma that is valued for its ability to calm the mind and ground one’s senses. Sandalwood is also utilized as a sexual tonic. To use in a massage oil, add 6-10 drops of Sandalwood in 1 ounce of the chosen carrier oil.
Most are familiar of this aroma, and they either love it or hate it! It is well-known for its aphrodisiac properties as well as its ability to have a synergistic effect (both calming and gently stimulating). A very grounding and intoxicating oil, Patchouli can help one step back into the sensual properties of the body. Only 1-2 drops are needed per 1 ounce of carrier oil.
This warm, smoky, woody oil is very relaxing on a psychological level. It can both gently sedate and restore the senses, while proving to be exceptionally relaxing for an overworked mind. To experience Vetiver’s full therapeutic effect, only 2 drops are needed per 1 ounce of carrier oil.
A Masculine Massage Oil Blend
By utilizing some of the suggestions above to help you and your loved one celebrate Valentine’s Day, you may very well start making every day a romantic holiday!