Are you trying to come up with the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart? Whether you’re planning an elaborate night out before heading home or spending a romantic evening in, aromatherapy can make your time together much more special. Here are a few ways to include essential oils in your Valentine’s Day plans and take the day’s intimacy to the next level.
Scent the air
Nothing sets a mood like an aroma. In addition to soft music and candlelight, give the space a sensory and delicious fragrance. Scent has a powerful effect, so the right one will be relaxing and help to set the mood. For a romantic occasion such as Valentine’s Day, you might try:
- Rose is a classic scent and will complement that gorgeous bouquet you may have bought (or received). This scent is thought to have calming and energizing qualities, and it is undoubtedly associated with love.
- Jasmine. Uplifting and warm, jasmine can be the perfect addition to a night in.
- Lavender has been used for centuries and apart from its pleasant aroma, can promote tranquility by lowering stress.
- If your tastes run more to the exotic, sandalwood might be for you. Woody, sweet, and warm, this scent creates a peaceful atmosphere.
Whichever scent you choose, add it to your AromaTech diffuser of choice and enjoy the dreamy ambience. With cold air diffusion/nebulizing technology these diffusers deliver a consistent scent. An internal digital timer allows user to set hours of operation and control the scent intensity of the fragrance release. Fragrance is delivered in a form of a dry scented vapor which are nano particles that float with natural air flow and cover many square feet
Treat your partner to a gentle massage or foot rub
There’s nothing better than a massage given by the person you love. Use your favorite essential oils (diluted in a carrier oil before applying to skin) to treat your partner to a scented rubdown. Consider adding a few drops of rose essential oil to some melted cocoa butter or coconut oil, allowing the oil to cool; warm it back up in your hands before using to relax your partner and delight their senses.
Draw a (scented) bath
For the ultimate in intimacy and closeness, consider drawing a warm bath for your partner as a commencement of the evening’s festivities. You can easily add your favorite essential oils to unscented bath products. To set a romantic tone, think rose, cinnamon, sandalwood, jasmine, vanilla, ginger, or patchouli. For a unique sensual treat, add a few drops of your oil of choice to a cup or two of warm milk and add to the tub. Or, add the oil to sea salt and stir to combine and create your own custom bath salts.
Don’t forget to make the scent of the evening part of your personal scent as well. Add a few drops of your chosen oil to a carrier oil or your favorite unscented lotion and apply lightly to your skin – you’ll be irresistible to your significant other.
Of course, there’s no reason to wait for Valentine’s Day to try out these romantic scent ideas! Anytime you and your love have some time alone together is a great time to make aromatherapy part of the fun.