Setting The Mood With Essential Oils
Sensual and meaningful, scent is a powerful thing. A long-forgotten memory can be ignited when a familiar smell reaches you, or it can make you feel a certain way.
Taking time out to enjoy the little things with your spouse or partner can be a challenge. With your daily tasks; work, kids and juggling everything in between, it’s hard to put life on pause.
Burn out is a real-life reality to some of us. Mental health has been greatly impacted by stress and overwork, and connecting with your loved one may feel like a step too far.
That’s where essential oils can help.
Powerful and energy building, essential oils may be just the ticket you need to relight your fire.
Read on to explore how essential oils can help set the mood:
Creating a romantic atmosphere
Wafting calming, restorative and invigorating scents through the air can transform your mood and the atmosphere around you. Evocative and sensual, certain fragrances instantly uplift your spirit and enhance your energy.
Romance is not a myth. With the hustle and bustle of life getting in the way, essential oils can help you make life more exciting again.
Mood enhancing favourites include:
- Ylang Ylang
- Clary Sage
Whether you choose to use an oil burner, diffuser, light a homemade candle or infuse some of your oils into a warming bath, essential oils are a mood gamechanger.
Essential oils in focus
Like your personality, essential oils uniquely affect individuals differently. For some, the soft fragrance of rose is the epitome of romance. One of nature’s aphrodisiacs, the rose is the essential oil of “love,” and nothing else will compare.
Let’s take a closer look at some of our favourite mood-enhancing essential oils:
Culturally, Ylang Ylang has long been used as an aphrodisiac around the globe. A prime example is found in Indonesia - where newly-weds can expect to find the delicate flower scattered over their marriage bed.
Known to uplift your spirit while slowing down a racing heart, Ylang Ylang can help you unwind and help you focus on what matters.
A powerful oil, Ylang Ylang is also renowned for regulating cardiac and respiratory rhythms. It is one of Mother Earth’s most remarkable creations. It also has a profound healing effect on insect bites.
Considered one of the most versatile oils in aromatherapy, Lavender’s soothing scent has been relaxing and encouraging sleep for millennia.
So if you want to unwind after a stressful day at work, Lavender will make your unwinding time more enjoyable. Promoting relaxation for your entire household, you might even get an uninterrupted night’s sleep!
Once known as “Clear Eye,” Clary Sage is one of nature’s most versatile oils. A particular favourite throughout the Middle Ages, the herb used to be used as a general nerve tonic, to relieve menstrual pains and complaints and to aid digestion.
Apparently Clary Sage can even buildup sexual confidence, all while enhancing your health.
Use a diffuser to create a soothing atmosphere in your room of choice.
Spicy, warm and alluring, Cinnamon is excellent for creating a sexy atmosphere. While burning as an essential oil, Cinnamon cleanses and purifies the air too.
What’s more, Cinnamon is well-known for increasing blood flow, making you feel more energised and ready for action.
If you are craving sleep above all else, don’t go for Cinnamon. It will, however, make you more mentally alert and more present in the room with your partner.
The sunshine fruit will brighten up any room. Orange is known for boosting your mood and increasing feelings of joy.
So if you’re feeling down in the dumps and struggling to feel motivated, Orange is the oil to lift you out of the dark. Inducing positive and happy feelings, using Orange as an essential oil will make life more enjoyable.
Ways you can use essential oils to set the mood
Whatever your plans are, whether romantic or merely to make your home a happier place, there are many different ways to use essential oils.
From making a spray to spritz around the room to having a soothing bath with your favourite oils, the possibilities are endless.
You can use a diffuser to fill the air or add your chosen essential oil to a massage.
Exploring how essential oils can enhance your lifestyle can help you to reconnect with the vital things in life. If that’s finding time to spend with your partner to rekindle the romance, look at the aphrodisiacs. Want to relax? Look at the stress-relievers.
A powerful tool for humankind, essential oils can transform and set the perfect mood. Are you ready to make a change in your household?