Top 7 Essential Oils Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day
When trying to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day for you and your special person, it is important to take into account all 5 scenes, including the scent of smell. We have compiled a list of some of our favorite essential oils that can help build an atmosphere, and set the mood for a Valentine’s Day that you and your significant other won’t forget.
Rose Essential Oil
Roses are the most common flower associated with love and Valentine’s Day, making it one of our top choices for setting the mood. It is believed that rose essential oil can have a calming effect, promoting love and comfort, and create an atmosphere that can encourage intimacy.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is most commonly associated with sleep and relaxation, which makes it great for self care, and those relaxing moments with a loved one. If you or your loved one is having difficulty destressing and relaxing, lavender essential oil can help your stress and worries fade away, by setting a calming and relaxing mood that allows you to focus on each other.
Jasmine Essential Oil
Believed to hold aphrodisiac properties for both men and women, jasmine essential oil holds a strong floral aroma that is thought to help boost your mood while promoting feelings of confidence, passion, and desire.
Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
Another essential oil that is believed to house aphrodisiac properties, ylang-ylang is thought to help release inhibitions, balance emotions, boost mood, and enhance sexual experience.
Vanilla Essential Oil
Vanilla can be used to promote relaxation, reduce anger, stress, tension, and irritability, while providing a calming effect, and induce uplifting feelings of comfort and happiness. This can be beneficial for letting go of whatever day-to-day stressors that you may be experiencing, and allow you to live and be in the moment on Valentine’s Day. In addition to warm and fuzzy feelings, vanilla is also thought to stimulate certain hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, acting as an aphrodisiac. This effect is most strongly associated with men.
Patchouli Essential Oil
Patchouli offers a heavy, earthy, and musty scent that is believed to house properties tied to desire and may even act as an aphrodisiac.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood has a warm woody scent, that is great for melting away stress, soothing nerves, and promotes sexual feelings and desires. Sandalwood offers a masculine aspect that can be blended with feminine floral essential oils to enhance the mood.
All of these essential oils are typically considered safe for both aromatic and topical use. When determining which essential oils to purchase, first make sure it is genuinely extracted from each of the corresponding plants by looking for essential oils that are ‘100% pure’. If an oil states that it is a ‘fragrance oil’, it may be synthetic, and if used on the skin, irritation may occur.
If you have known allergies, or are unaware of how your body will react, start off by applying a one or two drops of the oil to a small patch of skin (such as to the back of your hand, or on your arm). When diluting the oil, make sure you do not have any sensitivities to the carrier oil as well. If you experience any symptoms such as irritation, inflammation, or swelling you may want to discontinue use, and consult a healthcare professional.
ConclusionWhatever your Valentine’s Day plans may be, adding essential oils into the mix can help create a relaxing and intimate atmosphere for you and your valentine.