(Another guest post by our Essential Oil Alchemist, Michelle Johnson. Enjoy!)
Specific smells can evoke incredibly intense memories. A certain aroma can take us back to childhood or remind us of a past relationship. Yet the feelings are as strong as the day we first felt them. Did you know our sense of smell is closely connected to the part of the brain that controls emotions? That’s why aromatherapy an effective way to change our mood.
This Valentine’s Day, you can naturally create your desired mood—and make new memories—using these seductive essential oils.
Lauded for its aphrodisiac properties, Ylang Ylang flowers have for centuries covered the beds of newly wed couples on their wedding night. This flower has a rich, seductive aroma that evokes feelings of love, beauty, and harmony. Associated with the planet Venus, it can help manifest happiness, pleasure, and love.
How to Use Ylang Ylang
To create a romantic mood, add 1-2 drops of Ylang Ylang to your favorite diffuser with 4 drops of Bergamot.
Keep in mind Ylang Ylang is a very potent fragrance. It can easily overpower other oils in a blend. Less is often more with this seductive essential oil.
Practical Magic Tip
Ylang Ylang essential oil supports the cardiovascular system. Apply a drop or two over the heart to set the mood and balance the heart function!
Known as “Queen of the Night,” Jasmine is famous for its decadent, sensual aroma. It’s one of the most powerful oils to use in ritual work to strengthen the connection with a loved one. It can also help ignite latent passions and heal sexual trauma, which makes way for self-acceptance and unconditional love.
How to Use Jasmine
Available in a 10mL roller bottle, Jasmine makes an amazing perfume. Apply to wrists, behind the ears, and back of the neck throughout the day to step into your feminine power.
Another flower ruled by Venus, Geranium essential oil is associated with fertility, health, and love. Its sweet fragrance can help mend a broken heart, restore feelings of love and trust, and encourage emotional honesty. It strengthens our connection to the heart’s intuition, which helps us be open to unconditional love. A powerful protector, Geranium keeps negative energy at bay.
How to Use Geranium
Geranium is a very mild oil and is safe for the entire family to use. It blends particularly well with Ylang Ylang and Forgive. Add 4-5 drops of Geranium with 1 drop of Ylang Ylang or Forgive.
Practical Magic Tip
Geranium is great for your skin. Apply daily to help manage acne, as well as to diminish fine lines or wrinkles.
We’re Here to Help
The Crystal Elixir Studio has all the ingredients for you to set a romantic mood this Valentine’s Day. We offer a concierge service to help you create the perfect oil for your needs. Stop by our shop in Brentwood to see our collection of essential oils, crystals, and candles!