Want some aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day? I thought so.
February 9, 2013 by Missy
What is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift? You guessed it. Aphrodisiacs. And they have obviously been on more than one of our minds. Did you see our post yesterday? Yes? Well…I suppose bath/massage oils are the best way to incorporate these beauties into a gift perfect for Valentine’s Day. So today I have a couple more combos for you to try…
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Now let’s choose the container to put our oils in.
Then gather your ingredients. You can find all of the ingredients listed here, click on shop in the top right corner.
Our first recipe is full of some serious aphrodisiac power! Oh yeah baby.
2 tsp. carrier oil
Sweet almond or coconut oil work great. If you use coconut oil and want it to remain liquid, be sure to use fractionated coconut oil
4 drops Ylang-Ylang (aphrodisiac, also good for anxiety, fear, and insomnia)
2 drops Clary Sage (flower native to the northern mediterranean region)
1 drop Bergamot (citrus, from the peel)
1 drop Sandalwood (aphrodisiac, from the heartwood of the tree)
We tripled this recipe to put in the 1 ounce blue bottle using 2 Tbls. FCO and tripling the number of drops for each essential oil.
These are so simple they don’t need a step by step, but I had fun photographing the process so you get them anyway.
Measure your carrier oil
Pour into container. We used some rolled up wax paper as a make shift funnel.
Then add your oils.
Store (up to 3 months) in a cool dark location until ready to use.
One more ROMANTIC one to try..
yield: enough for 1 bath
3 drops Ylang-Ylang essential oil (heavy scented tropical flower)
4 drops Grapefruit essential oil(citrus, from the peel)
2 teaspoons carrier oil
These recipes are adapted from The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Worwood and Soothing Remedies to Restore, Rejuvenate, & Heal by Cooksley
Jen really loves the above recipes and most probably would, but for some reason, I was not a fan of the Ylang-Ylang so Jen came up with a new concoction with scents I enjoyed. I LOVE this combo.
I think I will call it…
Sweet and Spicy
2 Tbls. Virgin Coconut Oil
13 drops Wild Orange essential oil
13 drops Black Pepper essential oil
Black Pepper may sound like a harsh oil but is actually gentle, soft, and soothing. It blends nicely with the Wild Orange and the yummy smell of the Coconut oil. You can use this in the bath, as a massage oil, to rub on sore muscles, or on the abdomen for digestive upset.
Melt the VCO first in a glass container. Add the essential oils and mix by swishing them around or using a stainless steel spoon.
Pour into a smallish container…
… and allow to harden.
Package and gift! Using the smaller containers, you can try a bunch of different combos and give an assortment….or keep an assortment. Either way.