Essential Oils to Set the Mood for Valentine's Day - Essential Charms

It's almost Valentine's Day and love is in the air. Or at least we would like it to be, but there are so many external factors that can affect love and passion in a relationship.

Stress that you may bring home from work, kids testing the boundaries of your sanity, your health and perhaps just your overall connection with your partner could be just a few of the many every day things that can affect your love life. What essential oils can be used as aphrodisiacs?

That can be different for everyone and you will have to do your own exploration, but here are some suggestions we have to get you aimed in the right direction.

Almond oil

There are 5 senses: touch, sight, smell, hear and taste. Let's talk about touch. There aren't many things better in life than a good massage. And because the holiday of love is fast approaching, make it part of a gift to your partner. Set the mood with candles and soft music (and hopefully the kids are at grandma's for the night).

Almond oil is a perfect carrier oil for other essential oils and feel free to research what scents are appealing to you, but it also has a scent of it's own that is light and pleasing to a man or a woman. And it's good for the skin so that's just an added bonus! Take the opportunity of a romantic massage to reconnect with your partner this Valentine's Day.

Ylang Ylang

The name itself means "flower of flowers" and love and flowers go hand in hand. Ylang Ylang is considered an aphrodisiac because of its calming effects on your senses causing a feeling of euphoria - now doesn't that sound pleasant? The smell can, however, be overpowering so don't over use it.

Wear a lava stone necklace with a few drops of the oil to set the tone for your day (or evening) ahead. The sense of smell can be very powerful, this could just very well be the scent that brings your desire, or your partner's, to the surface.


This is one of those scents that is very dividing. Some love it, some hate it. But when it comes to matters of the heart, it can be a good oil. It is known to be helpful in creating a calming peaceful environment.

Put some in the diffuser while you are taking a warm bath. Set the tone for a relaxing evening with your loved one. It can also be helpful in overcoming fatigue which is no good for a romantic evening - falling asleep during your massage is definitely a mood killer!


This oil seems to make every list. That's because of its versatility. It has a relaxing and soothing aroma - and that only makes everything better. Wearing a lava stone bracelet with lavender is sure to keep your head in the clouds all day while you prepare for date night with your love.

Spray some on your bed linens to promote a peaceful atmosphere before you lay your head on your pillow. Maybe a few drops on the bottom of the feet combined with a nice foot rub will also add to the nurturing feelings that lavender tends to evoke.

Relaxing, soothing and nurturing sensations are all sure to add to the ambiance of an evening with your sweetheart. 


Looking to spice things up a little? Add a little heat to the situation? Than this is the oil for you. It can help improve blood flow, but be cautious - this oil can be a little too spicy if you have sensitive skin and definitely too spicy for sensitive areas so don't use it straight, make sure you dilute it!

No one wants to spend Valentine's night in the ER because they didn't do their homework on the proper way to use essential oils!

Our senses are all utilized when it comes to matters of the heart. Essential oils affect most of those senses and can enhance a loving, romantic experience.  Our sense of smell can trigger so many emotions and it's kind of out of our control so you're just going to have to roll with it.  

There is a scent out there for you, you just have to find it. And make sure you share it with that special someone. 


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