Love Potion no 9

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…

 

Our resident aromatherapist, Jennifer Eden Clark, now has her own website! You can find it at LearnEssentialOils.com. She is focusing on the AromaNovice – someone who is brand new to essential oils and wants to learn how to use them. She can also save you 25% on doTERRA oils when you decide it’s about time you try them. If you want to make some $$$ with doTERRA, Jennifer is DEFINITELY the expert you want to contact for more information. Go check out her site and say hello while you’re there! She is super great at answering any questions you might have about essential oils.

Now let’s choose the container to put our oils in.

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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.

Romantic

Love Potion no 9

Ingredients:

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

Essential Oils:

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.

Instructions:

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

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 Pour into container. We used some rolled up wax paper as a make shift funnel.

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 Then add your oils.

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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

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 Ingredients:

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.

Instructions:

Melt the VCO first in a glass container. Add the essential oils and mix by swishing them around or using a stainless steel spoon.

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 Pour into a smallish container…

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… and allow to harden.

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 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. :)

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  1. February 14th, 2013 at 12:47 pm
    Stephanie says:
    I'm so glad Jennifer is focusing on the AromaNovice beause that's what I am! And I've always wanted to learn more. These ideas are so fun - I never thought of making a solid oil rub as you have in the heart containers. How fun would those be to receive as a gift!?
  2. February 15th, 2013 at 11:50 am
    Ashley G says:
    Love this! I have to make these for gifts. So sweet and easy. Xo
  3. February 3rd, 2014 at 10:08 pm
    Ashley @ The Paper Pinata says:
    This is such a great idea! I've seen hearts like that at the dollar store too. I would love to link this on my blog about gift ideas! Love it!!

    Ashley
    thepaperpinata.blogspot.com
  4. February 3rd, 2014 at 10:34 pm
    Tara says:
    The second recipe sounds nice but I can't imagine the first. ;) Clary sage stinks, lol. You may want to note that it's not recommended for pregnant women to use either. It can stimulate contractions. I think I might try the second recipe though. Thanks for sharing!
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