Aromatherapy can be used to arouse romance by stimulating your sense of smell, body and mind. Using essential oils for massage is not only therapeutic; it can be very sensual. Many plant oils contain natural aphrodisiac properties and when used in massage oil, they can put both of you in the mood for romance.
One of the most powerful natural aphrodisiacs is Patchouli. With its strong woody scent, Patchouli appeals to both men and women. You can use Patchouli by itself in candles or diffusers to let its aroma fill a room.
If you prefer to use aromatherapy candles, you may want to select natural Soy wax candles. These candles are made out of 100% pure Soy wax and they burn without leaving any residue or soot behind after it burns. Patchouli oil may be added to the Soy for a wonderfully natural and exotic candle that will help enhance your romantic setting.
If you wish to create a romantic mood with natural exotic aphrodisiacs, then you need to choose your scents carefully. Obviously, if you choose wrongly, you may feel that you can hardly smell any romance in the air. This is especially true if you are using Patchouli and blending scents. Patchouli blends with Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Myrrh, and Clary Sage. Sandalwood is another popular aphrodisiac. You can blend Sandalwood with Basil, Geranium, Rose, Vetiver, Lavender, Frankincense, Rose, Neroli, and Lemon.
You can choose either Patchouli or Sandalwood as your basic aphrodisiac oil. By adding either of these oils to one ounce of carrier oil, such as Jojoba oil, you can make an exotic perfume that you may apply.
Essential oils are in concentrated form, and may be very irritating to the skin. You can also check to make sure that you will not have any sensitivities or allergic reactions to an essential oil too. Simply apply one drop of the oil to the nape of the neck, or the crook of the arm, then wait at least fourteen hours to determine if there is a reaction. If after fourteen hours, there is no reaction, it is safe to assume that the oil is safe to use.
A very exotic and sensual massage oil may be made by adding two drops of Patchouli, three drops of Geranium, and three drops of Rose oil to one ounce of carrier oil. A good carrier oil of choice may be Sweet Almond oil. Blend thoroughly and store in an amber bottle. This oil may be heated before using for a full body sensual massage. However, if you are pregnant, do ensure that you only use essential oils that are safe for you and your baby.
You should always check the labels and make sure that the oils are ok to use. As long as the oils are safe, you can enjoy a nice warming massage by placing the oil in an amber colored jar, and by heating it by placing it in a bowl of hot water.
Consult with an experienced aromatherapist and ask for advice or recommendations, if there is a specific feeling that you wish to arouse. Then, sit back and let the essential oils work its magic between you and your partner.