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: decreased stress, reduced aches, relief from stress and lessened 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!