With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now is the perfect time to talk about how pure essential plant oils (and the power of scent) can energise your love life. From boosting the libido to creating attraction and sparking desire, fragrant oils have been used throughout the ages to awaken the senses and rouse that inner romantic!
Indeed, the ancient Greeks and Egyptians knew just how to use oils and aromatics to heighten passion. And today, science confirms that scent does indeed directly work on the brain, activating the hypothalamus (i.e. the hormone control center in the body that regulates sex drive and energy levels) to create subtle emotional responses and stimulate physiological change.
Which is excellent news, should you need help in that department. Our busy lives and multiple commitments can make it hard to prioritise intimacy and relationships sometimes. But hallelujah! With a whiff of a well-chosen scent you can be quickly transported, away from the everyday and into the realm of lovers…
So, here we go. Whether you’re hoping to set the scene for a seductive Valentine’s Day date with your partner, or if you’re single and hoping to attract the love of your life, here are some timely recommendations from our 100% pure, natural and organic essential oil range. (Sending a little extra-sensual magic your way come the 14th February - and beyond!)
Jasmine 3% in Jojoba (Organic) Jasmine is a rare, exotic essential oil and a well-known aphrodisiac. Its distinctive floral scent is said to help counter listlessness and frigidity while settling anxiety and nerves. Some women experience a dip in sexual drive during child-bearing or menopausal years - and find Jasmine particulalry helpful as it helps revive lost confidence and can make us feel more at home with our bodies. Our very simple certified organic combination of Jasmine in Jojoba can be used as a daily perfume, around the chest for a heart chakra massage, or on pulse points to encourage restorative balance to senses and feelings.
Rose 3% in Jojoba (Organic) Of course we have to mention Rose; the enduring symbol for love and romance. Rose essential oil actually has the highest frequency vibration of any natural source known to man - and it is especially therapeutic when it comes to our heart-centered emotions. As with the Jasmine above, we have formulated a Rose in Jojoba that makes this precious essential oil accessible and affordable - use as a perfume, around the chest, or on pulse points as per above.
Absolute Romance (Organic) If you’re looking for the quintessential love potion here it is. The oils in this heart-warming blend are crafted to relax and soothe, whilst leading you through subtle yet indulgent layers of aromatic stimulation. Set the scene for seduction with a gentle room diffusion: 10 drops, allow 10 minutes, replenish as required. Pulse points: A few drops to your pillow and sheets. Bath: 10 drops mixed into bath water. Massage: Blend 10 drops to 1 teaspoon of Pure Unscented Body Oil (Organic).
Absolute Passion (Organic) Taking things to the next level, we have this luxuriously sensual, fiery and bold blend that’s artfully crafted to help you access primary sensory responses and awaken your sensual desires. An arousing scent for both men and women - an invitation to energise your sexuality and enjoy full experience. Suitable for diffusion: 10 drops, allow 10 minutes, replenish as required. Pulse points: A few drops to your pillow and sheets. Bath: 10 drops mixed into bath water. Massage: Blend 10 drops to 1 teaspoon of Absolute Massage Oil (unscented).
Lover's Delight Oil (Organic) An exceptional quality, pure organic massage oil with a blend of emollient, nutrient rich oils that have a fine, silky, pleasurable and smooth feel on the skin. Enhanced with gently aromatic essential oils to deepen the sensual experience and heighten natural awareness and physical relaxation - it's the perfect solution for loving partners wanting to explore the intimate pleasures of massage.
Sensual Massage Balm (Organic) Another expertly crafted massage blend - with an exotic, earthy scent that supports deep relaxation and sensuality, and carefully formulated for nourishing body care. Silky smooth and therapeutically enhanced, loving partners will find this balm a wonderful way to extend the pleasures of tender touch and mutual dedication.
Just a footnote:
Valentine’s Day is a consumer occasion – we all know that. But it is a celebration I wholeheartedly embrace for the fundamentally healthy tradition of expressing love, and appreciating those that are close to us.
Of course rather than contributing to the million-dollar industry of throwaway greeting cards and frivolous luxury items, you can choose instead to give natural products from our exquisite earth-friendly range to mark the day. Which goes a long way towards loving the planet we live on, too.
Medicinal-grade therapeutic plant oils must be 100% pure. At Absolute Essential we use certified organic or wild grown (sustainable) plants to produce our oils and all extraction processes are strictly controlled to produce the best quality oil with maximum purity and therapeutic value.
- Dr Bo Hendgen