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Seduction by smell: How to use romantic essential oil blends

Has the spark fizzled a bit in your relationship? Are you looking for ways to inspire or recapture romance? Or do you simply adore exploring new ways of romancing your partner?

couple drinking wine while diffusing romantic essential oil

As the song tells us, love is a many-splendored thing. But sometimes, you need to give it a helping hand. Or in this case, an alluring scent!

One of the easiest ways to spice things up is with aromatherapy. The oils and romantic essential oil blends you’ll discover here all have the ability to boost excitement in the bedroom…or wherever you happen to find yourself when the mood strikes!

Keep reading to discover how you can use the powerful scent of romance…

Content/Quick links

  • How to use romantic essential oil diffuser blends
  • Bathing
  • Diffusion
  • Linen spray
  • Massage
  • Room sprays and mists
  • Essential oils to inspire love and romance
  • Bergamot
  • Clary Sage
  • Palmarosa
  • Patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • Ylang ylang
  • Researchers' findings
  • The effects of aromatherapy on the sexual gratification of menopausal women
  • The effect of lavender on various functions in menopausal and elderly women, including sexual desire
  • Sandalwood oil’s efficacy as an aphrodisiac
  • Ylang ylang oil and its relaxing effects
  • Valentine essential oil blends
  • Date Night
  • Cupid’s Bow
  • Relax
  • Unwind
  • FAQs
  • How do you evoke the aphrodisiac qualities of essential oils?
  • Which essential oils are the best for creating a romantic mood?
  • Which essential oils activate our pheromones?
  • Which essential oils are particularly good for male arousal?
  • Which essential oils work best to stimulate female arousal?
  • Learn how to make the ultimate love potion

How to use romantic essential oil diffuser blends

Our sense of smell has a vast impact on the quality of our sexual experience. Research has shown that smell may play a far more important role in keeping our intimate relationships alive than we previously realised.

As much as aromas can elicit passion, they can also evoke feelings of intimacy and security, all of which are important for romantic connections.

There are many different ways that you can use romantic essential oil blends to set the mood for your next date night in:

Bathing

woman bathing in the tub with essential oil while diffusing aroma scent

Sharing a soothing, warm bath with the person you care about can help you both decompress as you rinse off the stresses of your everyday lives. Sharing this kind of experience with your partner is romantic all on its own.

Plus, adding the right romantic essential oil recipe to your bath water can create the perfect atmosphere for physical tenderness.

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volant grey essential oil diffuser for aromatherapy
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Grey Volant Diffuser

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Diffusion

couple drinking tea while diffusing romantic essential oil

You can create your own special Valentine essential oil blend to use any time of the year. Add it to your diffuser as the final touch to a date night, whether you’re going out or staying in.

Certain oils contain properties that call up feelings of love and may even intensify pleasure. Diffusing them creates an intimate atmosphere in which tenderness can blossom between you and the one you love.

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volant clay essential oil diffuser for aromatherapy
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Clay Volant Diffuser

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Linen spray

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Refresh your bed linen using a spray created using one of the romantic essential oil recipes you’ll find here, or with an oil you have a particular affinity for.

Spritzing some oil on your pillows, sheets and blankets can really enhance the amorous feelings you’re taking with you to bed.

Massage

couple having aromatherapy massage with romantic essential oil

Research tells us that essential oils certainly stimulate certain areas of our brain, and our sense of smell plays a vital role in romance. Combining these effects with the physical sensations of a sensual massage is an excellent way to set the mood.

Using the right oils or romantic essential oil blends can only enhance the mood and make an already voluptuary experience even more so. Just remember to always ensure that your oils are properly diluted with a carrier oil. You cannot use pure organic essential oils on your skin as they may cause irritation, and that would certainly dampen the mood - which you definitely don’t want!

Room sprays and mists

spraying romantic essential oil spray

One of the quickest ways to naturally and sensually fragrance a room is by using a spray. You can purchase premixed sprays, create your own special mist using your favourite oil or use a curated romantic essential oil diffuser blend that speaks to your specific preferences.

This method of using essential oils is particularly good in spontaneous moments when you need to enhance the mood quickly.

Essential oils to inspire love and romance

Aromatherapy can play such a powerful role for us in the bedroom that certain romantic essential oil diffuser blends have acquired reputations as aphrodisiacs. Keep the following essential oils in mind the next time you’re shopping and see if they enhance the mood next time you’re ready for romance.

Bergamot

Volant bergamot essential oil

An oil that has been viewed as a natural aphrodisiac for centuries now, the bright, citrusy, uplifting scent of bergamot essential oil is a must-have for romantic essential oil recipes. Its ability to conjure up the feelings of a summer romance helps to banish negative thoughts and encourage confidence and joy.

Bergamot oil improves energy flow and boosts feelings of energy and freshness. This is because it improves blood circulation while stimulating hormones that balance our bodies at the same time.

What does this mean for the bedroom? Its use may result in you feeling more confident than ever before and being able to connect to your own body and your partner’s more deeply.

volant organic bergamot essential oil used to alleviate tension and anxiety
volant organic bergamot essential oil used to alleviate tension and anxiety
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Organic Bergamot Essential Oil

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Clary Sage

clary sage essential oil

The soft, floral notes of clary sage oil has a bittersweet, green aroma that will soothe feelings of restlessness. It’s used in certain romantic essential oil recipes because of its ability to lower stress, which helps set the mood for love.

Palmarosa

palmarosa essential oil

Palmarosa is a popular addition to premade and self-created Valentines essential oil blends because of its sweet citrus and floral scent.

Sets of various blends are available that contain palmarosa and you can mix and match these to soothe emotions, lift mood, diminish feelings of anger and resentment and promote a sense of closeness with your significant other. 

Patchouli

patchouli essential oil

The earthy, smoky, warm aroma of patchouli oil can help you to create a relaxing atmosphere and encourage harmonious relations.

Patchouli is grounding and it can serve to encourage emotional balance because it releases positive hormones like serotonin and dopamine. These combat anxiety, depression and stress, making it the perfect choice as part of a romantic essential oil blend.

Sandalwood

sandalwood essential oil

Sandalwood has a powerful scent with resinous, warm notes that deliver a versatile earthiness. Using it as part of a romantic essential oil diffuser blend can increase sensuous moods and heighten levels of desire as it lowers stress and combats low libido.

Ylang ylang

volant ylang ylang essential oil

The floral sweetness of ylang ylang essential oil is the perfect ingredient for romantic essential oil recipes because it creates such a positive mood in those who catch a whiff of it. It can inspire feelings of closeness and romance as it fosters relaxation and will help balance and calm you in the process.

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volant organic ylang ylang essential oil for hair and skin
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Organic Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

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Researchers' findings

Numerous elements go into creating the right mood for romance. It’s safe to say that essential oils can make as much of an impact as good music, kissing, champagne and oysters (or chocolate if oysters aren’t your thing).
 
Furthermore, this fact is not just based on old wives’ tales. There’s scientific evidence to back it up!

The effects of aromatherapy on the sexual gratification of menopausal women 

Aromatherapy with fennel, geranium essential oil, lavender, neroli and rose notably improved human function in the sexual realm. This 2018 review and meta-analysis revealed that, although more research is needed, sexual desire was significantly boosted in those who took part in the experiment.

The effect of lavender on various functions in menopausal and elderly women, including sexual desire

The results of this 2019 research indicate that lavender essential oil improved participants’ quality of sexual desire as well as the standard of their happiness and sleep. It lessened levels of anxiety as well, a factor which almost certainly contributed to the boost in feelings of sexual arousal.

Sandalwood oil’s efficacy as an aphrodisiac

Sandalwood oil famously works as a powerful aphrodisiac. More recent studies have shown that it can balance mood, foster feelings of intimacy and may even work to assist in cases of erectile dysfunction.

 It’s thought that its ability to improve blood flow is what makes it such an effective essential oil for those with issues in the sexual arena, along with the fact that it regulates heartbeat as well.

Ylang ylang oil and its relaxing effects

You need to have the perfect blend of focus and relaxation to make it possible to experience orgasm. According to 2006 research, that’s precisely where ylang ylang oil comes in. A study found that this essential oil created a noteworthy decrease in blood pressure and a weighty increase in skin temperature.

At the behavioural level, subjects that took part in the study judged themselves to be calmer and more relaxed. These findings tell us that this oil can provide relief from stress and depression, both of which have a massive impact on our feelings of desire and ability to experience pleasure.

Valentine essential oil blends

Using romantic essential oil blends as aphrodisiacs are a wonderfully pleasant way to get into the mood for love and inspire feelings of connection. Due to their physical effects on the body as they travel via your nose and skin to particular parts of your brain, they’re a wonderful-smelling way to bring some magic back into your love life.

Whether you use them in a bath, as part of a massage oil, in your diffuser or as a room or linen spray, they’ll certainly help you create an atmosphere in which love and pleasure can bloom.

Date Night

volant peppermint essential oil

If you’re looking for a warm setting, Organic Date Night blend is for you. This romantic essential oil blend contains amber, bergamot, frankincense and lavender, and it’ll create a passionate atmosphere that will definitely warm you up in all the right places.

volant date night essential oil blend made with pure Amber, Lavender, Frankincense and Bergamot
volant date night essential oil blend made with pure Amber, Lavender, Frankincense and Bergamot
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Date Night

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Cupid’s Bow

valentine essential oil blend

This Valentine essential oil blend is named for the god of love according to Ancient Roman mythology. He’s the counterpart of the Greek Eros, and according to mythology, you can summon up his power by creating a sensual essential oil mix with two drops each of sweet orange essential oil and ylang ylang and one drop each of cedarwood and sandalwood.

Relax

volant relax essential oil blend

Use the Organic Relax romantic essential oil diffuser blend from Volant when you need a little help getting rid of the stress of the day. It’s the perfect combination of eucalyptus, grapefruit, palmarosa and ylang ylang and will make whatever room you use it in smell like a fragrant garden.

volant relax essential oil blend made of pure Palma Rosa, Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus, and Grapefruit
volant relax essential oil blend made of pure Palma Rosa, Ylang Ylang, Eucalyptus, and Grapefruit
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Relax

18 €

Unwind

volant relax essential oil blend

The ideal combination of bergamot, clary sage and roman chamomile, Organic Unwind will allow you to throw off your cares as you kick off your shoes and settle in for an evening of much-needed TLC.

This romantic essential oil recipe is just what the doctor ordered.

volant unwind essential oil blend bottle. This is a mix of Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile, and Bergamot is perfect for the end of a busy stressful day.
volant unwind essential oil blend bottle. This is a mix of Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile, and Bergamot is perfect for the end of a busy stressful day.
volant unwind essential oil blend bottle and diffuser. This is a mix of Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile, and Bergamot is perfect for the end of a busy stressful day.
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Unwind

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FAQs

How do you evoke the aphrodisiac qualities of essential oils?

You can dilute them with a quality carrier oil and put them in your bath or massage them into you and your partner’s skin. The specifics of your Valentine essential oil blend application are up to you. However, be sure to keep them away from openings in your skin as they may cause irritation internally.

Which essential oils are the best for creating a romantic mood?

Although a lot depends on you and your partner’s personal preferences, romantic essential oil blends of amber, bergamot, cedarwood essential oil, frankincense and lavender are good choices.

Which essential oils activate our pheromones?

Jasmine, patchouli, sandalwood and ylang ylang are excellent options for romantic essential oil diffuser blends to activate pheromones.

Which essential oils are particularly good for male arousal?

Make ylang ylang oil part of your romantic essential oil recipe for stimulating male sexual arousal.

Which essential oils work best to stimulate female arousal?

Jasmine and sweet orange oil work well for women struggling to get in the mood, so make them part of your Valentine's essential oil blend for Her.

Learn how to make the ultimate love potion

couple being cozy and intimate while diffusing romantic essential oil

There are many examples of love potions and spells in popular culture. Love magic has been around since the times of the Ancient Greeks and Romans, with evidence of it going back as far as the 2nd century BC. You don’t, however, need your beloved to sip a magical drink to inspire feelings of adoration. You may be able to do the trick with the right combination of scents, all listed here.

Each of the essential oils and various blends we’ve outlined can make it possible to create a real connection with someone you care about. They possess the ability to shore up your sense of self, reduce inhibition, foster arousal, allow you to relax and relieve you of all unnecessary tension.

Turn your working mind off, leave your worries at the door and take a moment to revel in your senses with the right scents. You may find that using these romantic essential oil diffuser blends makes it easier to love your significant other and yourself a little more easily.

Want to create your own unforgettably indulgent and sensual moments? Let Volant’s sublime Date Night Essential Oil Blend add a touch of romance to your night.

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