Whether or not you are a fan of Valentine’s Day, for me personally, any chance to celebrate love is a wonderful thing. It’s why we are all here right? And what better way to show you care than with therapeutic plant oils; nature’s perfect gift, because no-one can fail to use them without feeling truly cherished and nurtured.
Scent, of course, plays a major role in love and attraction, and our emotions can be hugely moved - albeit subconsciously - by the way a person smells (or at least, by the way our brains interpret their smell). Just as an unpleasant odour can turn us off, certain scents can be romantic elixirs…
To follow are a few choice oils that are especially Valentine’s Day friendly; aromas that are guaranteed to open the heart, indulge the senses, and (naturally) stir up the romance. I’ll begin with one of my favourites.
Heart Chakra Oil
The Sanskrit word for the fourth (heart) chakra is Anahata, which means ‘unhurt’. The name suggests that beneath the grievances of past experiences lies a pure and spiritual place where no hurt exists. Open, healthy energy in the heart chakra creates a flow of loving energy that permeates our life experience. And this exceptionally pure and natural formulation can help support us, on the deepest level, in our quest for peaceful and harmonious living, love, compassion and acceptance. Apply several drops of this body-ready blend in a clockwise direction around the heart area.
If you’re looking for the quintessential love potion here it is. The oils in this heart-warming blend are crafted to relax and soothe, whilst leading you through subtle yet indulgent layers of aromatic stimulation. These are powerful molecular aromas that can influence our most primal responses and encourage lovers to access their soul's creative pulse. Set the scene for seduction with a gentle room diffusion: 10 drops, allow 10 minutes, replenish as required. Pulse points: A few drops to your pillow and sheets. Bath: 10 drops mixed into bath water. Massage: Blend 10 drops to 1 teaspoon of Absolute Massage Oil (unscented).
Taking things to the next level, we have this luxuriously sensual, fiery and bold blend that’s artfully crafted to help you access primary sensory responses and awaken your sensual desires. Unabashedly exotic and evocative, Absolute Passion is an arousing scent for both men and women - an invitation to energise your sexuality and enjoy full experience. Suitable for diffusion: 10 drops, allow 10 minutes, replenish as required. Pulse points: A few drops to your pillow and sheets. Bath: 10 drops mixed into bath water. Massage: Blend 10 drops to 1 teaspoon of Absolute Massage Oil (unscented).
Rose 3% in Jojoba
Rose essential oil has the highest frequency vibration of any natural source known to man and therapeutically it is uplifting, comforting, balancing and cleansing on all levels – mind, body, soul, and particularly on our heart-centered emotions. Because it takes the petals of some 10 thousand roses to produce around a teaspoon of essential oil, it is priced for a princess, but being highly concentrate its beautiful aromatic qualities can easily be translated into a blend that is more accessible to the rest of us. This very simple certified organic combination of Rose in Jojoba can be used as a daily perfume, around the chest for a heart chakra massage, or on pulse points to encourage restorative balance to senses and feelings. It is wonderfully safe and therapeutic for all of us, from the very young to the very old.
An alternative option from the Rose tradition, here is another blend that will bring the exclusive concentrate of Rosa Damascena to the everyday life of someone special. This time the profound therapeutic qualities of Rose are blended in a subtle medley of pure essential oils that complement the essence of its wonderful heart-orientated benefits. Perfect for diffusion into living spaces. The same harmonising properties can be shared with just 10 drops in a diffuser, or harnessed for a magical therapeutic bath. Being fully family friendly, this is a gift that will allow you to really spread the love to parents and children alike.
Let’s love the planet too.
And while we are on the topic of Valentine’s Day and love, let me just add that instead of contributing to the multi-million dollar industry of disposable greeting cards and frivolous luxury items - by choosing our natural health products instead, you are doing your bit towards loving the planet too, by supporting eco-ethical practices of sustainable wild harvests and local organic farming. Well done you!
At Absolute Essential we use certified organic or wild grown (sustainable) plants to produce our oils and all extraction processes are strictly controlled to produce the best quality oil with a maximum purity and therapeutic value. www.absoluteessential.com