Valentine’s Day is around the corner. If you’re in the same boat as me, not much exciting happens because kids and life. BUT if you’re married to someone like me, you’re probably hoping for a little extra love and attention. If not on Valentine’s Day, then basically every other day of the year, amiright?!
Did you know that your sense of smell is connected to the limbic system of the brain, which is where the sex drive is located? This is why smells can turn a person on (or off). Additionally, the amgydala and hippocampus are parts of the brain (located in in the limbic system) that light up when a person experiences sexual desire. Your sense of smell stimulates, and is directly connected to, these areas of the brain, which is why essential oils can be super useful!
Let’s look at 3 essential oils that have traditionally been used in romance.
Ylang ylang has been used traditionally to relax the mind and balance emotions. It is a tropical plant with a star-shaped flower and a rich scent. Young Living’s ylang ylang is grown in Guayquil, Ecuador, and rumour has it that when the flowers are blooming, everyone in the area is in a pleasant mood.
This essential oil is very popular and used in many perfumes and cosmetics. As a pure and therapeutic essential oil, it is widely used to inspire feelings of romance. Use specifically as a nervine and calmative to enhance relaxation.
-to relieve headache
-as a nervine and calmative
-relieve joint and muscle pain from sprains, strains, and rheumatoid arthritis
-for colds and cough relief
-to relieve colds and coughs
-to relieve headaches
-to enhance relaxation
-as a carminative and antispasmodic for relief of digestive discomfort
DIY Love Struck Massage Oil
1 tsp of jojoba oil
12-15 drops Sandalwood essential oil
12-15 drops Jasmine essential oil
10-15 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil1. Mix ingredients together.
2. Store in pump-style bottle.
3. Massage on body and enjoy.