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Valentines Day: Essential Oil Survival Guide

Oh yes! Valentines day. That time of year we all love to hate. Whether you are single or in a coupledom, we’ve got you covered here at BellaSentials. We know that not everyone is in love with this day and may need a little essential oil help to get through this day of, dare I say, contrived love. On the contrary, perhaps you’re looking forward to a great evening with the love of your life. We’ve got you covered with a survival guide covering the areas of great sex, relaxation, calming nerves and soothing fears. Take a deep breath, breathe in the fresh air from your BellaSentials diffuser, and read on.

Smells affect our mood. Our sense of smell is over 10,000 times more sensitive than our sense of taste, and researchers continue to investigate how certain aromas excite the brain. Aromas also stimulate the limbic system which is the part of the brain that controls sensations of pleasure, emotions and memory.


Rose oil has so many benefits for the skin but, it’s also a major love potion!  It balances hormones, supports the reproductive organs, and boosts feelings of sexual prowess and confidence.

Research has revealed that essential oils influence the brain by causing its complex chemistry to subtly change. During controlled experiments it has been observed many times that essential oils will produce specific and repeatable emotional responses in an individual. The legend of Cleopatra records how she used the exotic aroma of rose petals to entice Mark Anthony into her bedroom, and we all know how that worked out!


Patchouli essential oil is a well-loved aphrodisiac and another excellent oil for the skin making it ideal for romantic, Valentine’s Day activities like massages and bubble baths.


Ginger is a deep, warm scent that creates feelings of safety and comfort and has been known to actually make lovemaking last longer and be more passionate.


Jasmine increases energy levels and brightens the mood reducing frigidity. Essential oil of Jasmine is particularly helpful for men because it can be used quite reliably as a natural means of addressing many common performance issues. 


Ylang Ylang

As far as essential oils go, Ylang Ylang is considered to be one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs. It increases energy, reduces inhibitions and intensifies feelings of eroticism, it increases libido and promotes attraction. This essential oil is also a powerful relaxant that can help to release nervousness and anxiety. Ylang Ylang seems to have the ability to harmonise the emotional and sensual part of our being, releasing the fear of sensuality.

A word of caution about Ylang Ylang though – a little dab will go a long way. Too much can cause headache and nausea – neither of which are what you want to feel on Valentine’s Day.

Diffusing oils using micro-vapour will ensure that your environment has the effect you most desire, pun intended. It is a safe way to put you and your date at ease, ensuring that you both reap the benefits of these natural oils that increase sense of wellbeing, happiness, relaxation and desire. Diffusing essential oils has long since been a trusted method for enjoying the many benefits of a plants innate healing properties.

Do you want to know why we recommend diffusing oils using ultrasonic technology? Read this blog post.

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