Romantic Aromatherapy

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Aromatherapy uses essential oils captured from aromatic botanicals. Once inhaled, these aromas have the power to enhance the essence of a feeling or a romantic thought. Used to perfume lotions, soaps, body mists, massage oils and more, essential oils have a long history of romance and these simple to make recipes are sure to leave your loved one swooning.Romantic Aromatherapy and brown bag

Amorous Body Butter

Ingredients:

  • 40 drops Vanilla
  • 4 drops Sweet orange
  • 2 drops Cardamom
  • 10 drops Rose absolute
  • 1 cup Coconut oil
  • Mason jar

Directions:

Using a fork, mash room temperature coconut oil until it’s broken down. Stir in essential oils and, using an electric mixer, mix on high speed for five minutes. For a creamier body butter add unscented lotion or shea butter. Scoop mixture into a mason jar and seal.

Love Potion Spritz

Ingredients:

  • 6 drops Ylang ylang
  • 5 drops Rose absolute
  • 1 drop Clove bud
  • 1 cup Water
  • Small spray bottle

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a small spray bottle and shake well.

Exotic Bath Fizz

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Baking soda
  • 1/2 cup Sea salt
  • 24 drops Sweet orange
  • 14 drops Sandalwood
  • 8 drops Jasmine absolute
  • Mason jar

Directions:

Add all ingredients to a mason jar, seal and shake well.

Make you own Aromatherapy

Here are a few simple tips for making your own essential oils blend. A good blend works together harmoniously with a profile containing a top note, a middle note, and a base. As the top note evaporates quickly, the middle note takes a little longer to dissipate, leaving the base note to linger longest.

  • Top Notes

  • Lemon Eucalyptus
  • Eucalyptus
  • Tea Tree
  • Pine
  • Frankincense
  • Sweet Orange
  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Middle Notes

  • Lavender
  • Bergamot
  • Lemongrass
  • Coriander
  • Geranium
  • Citronella
  • Ginger
  • Peppermint
  • Base Notes

  • Vetiver
  • Patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • Myrrh
  • Blue Cypress
  • Texas Cedarwood
  • Amyris
  • Clove Bud

The most common essential oils used for romance are: grapefruit, sandalwood, ylang ylang, patchouli, rose and jasmine.