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  • Writer's pictureArlene Matthews

Love Potion No. 9: Recommended Essential Oils for a Romantic Valentine’s Day


The olfactory magic of essential oils is a very personal journey. The power of scent and the power of devotion are bound inextricably together in many ways. They can elicit passionate and intoxicating sensations, pure comfort and relaxation, or a feeling of deep emotional connection. Pure Essential oils celebrate this bonding of the senses with earthy, sensual scents that inspire closeness and affection.

I invite you to experiment with relaxing your hard-working mind, enveloping your senses, enhancing your self-appreciation, and creating memorable moments together through the sensual allure of pure essential oils.


I’ve compiled a short list of pure essential oils for romance. They can be used in a room diffuser to create a relaxed, harmonious atmosphere or diluted in carrier oil for a romantic massage.




Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii)

Palmarosa has a fresh aroma with sweet, floral, and citrus notes often compared to rose. It is emotionally soothing, and uplifting and helps diminish daily stressors, and promotes closeness. Blend Palmarosa with Patchouli for a heady, sensual scent.


Patchouli (Pogostemone cabin)

Patchouli is smoky, earthy, and warm with subtle notes of spice. Like a good wine or a good relationship, it is considered to improve with age. Blend with Palmarosa for a sweet, earthy, spicy romantic aromatic scent.


Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) The sweet and floral aroma of Ylang Ylang Complete supports a positive mood. It inspires romance and closeness while promoting relaxation from daily stressors. Its fruity and tropical notes blend beautifully with Patchouli and Palmarosa. A blend of Ylang Ylang Complete and Australian Sandalwood creates an alluring and seductive fragrance that is balancing and calming.


Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum)

Australian Sandalwood has warm, resinous notes and a well-rounded earthiness. Blend with patchouli for a heady and grounding scent in a carrier oil or a diffuser. Mix with Ylang Ylang for a full-bodied romantic aromatherapy massage blend.


What are your favorite essential oils for relaxation and romance?

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