French perfume anyone??? , Oui oui!!! So what’s their appeal? Is the fact that they contain essential oils - specially those ones that arouse sensual pleasure?
Many scientific studies have revealed a strong link between aromas and moods. Aromatherapy has been credited with to stimulate a powerful effect on both sensuality and sexuality (especially the research on pheromones.) The recipes for these formulas are well-kept secrets of famous perfumers, and so they should be, for indeed making a successful blend of aromatic substances demands a lot of exploration and experimentation. The creation of such a masterpiece needs time, dedication, patience, passion, intuition and truly hard ‘yakka’ as the locals say. To create a successful formula there is a lot of trial and error in the processes - but it is always a labour of love!
So maybe you cannot duplicate the consummate skills of talented French perfumers. But remember, dear reader, that as we mentioned earlier some of the main ingredients are essential oils. Well with our hot tips from the art of Aromatherapy and our aromatherapy specialist, you too, oh oui, can create some magic moments, for we shall share some of our treasured secrets with you. Therefore you will be able to concoct the most exquisite romantic scents to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Firstly, make sure you buy only pure essential oils and not synthetic fragrances. Yes, “all oils aren’t oils!“
Secondly, give yourself plenty of unhurried time to play alchemist, which will help you mix, blend, choose which aromas feel more evocative and provocative to you. Indeed the law of affinity determines which particular scents you vibrate to and which will therefore create the magic spark for you. So there is definitely a purely personal and subjective element in that choice.
Thirdly, keep it a secret.
Now this is not superstition, oh no, but it creates an aura of mystery that is essential to the flow of creative juices - not to mention others as well! Also preparing something for that special person in your life and holding it into the sanctuary of your heart and excluding the rest of the world from that intimate detail is a very special excitement. Wow, believe you me, it is something I have adopted from the Gypsy tradition since I came across it in an old French text on perfumes, potions and charms; which belonged to my great grandpapa.
Now are you ready for this magical escapade that will make you possess this elixir of romance to charm and seduce your valentine. Just imagine the excitement of creating your own love potion, oh la la!!!
To heighten sensuality use a combination of sandalwood, tuberose and patchouli oil.
To ease away performance anxiety and inner tensions use a combination of vanilla and rose oil.
To create a feeling of euphoria use a combination of nutmeg, cardamom and coriander oil (wow what a spice girl!)
To increase intuitive connection with your partner use fennel oil*
To soothe the emotional nature use a combination of bourbon and geranium oil.
To encourage softness and a feeling of caring for oneself and others use jasmine oil.
To include as a sexual tonic and aphrodisiac use ginger (add some spice to the meal.)
To relax muscular tensions and calm nerves who can forget the powers of lavender oil.
To uplift the mind, rejoice the heart and enthuse the senses nothing beats neroli oil.
To release old emotional hurts and sadness apply mandarin oil - this is good for burning in an oil burner or adding to a hot bath when you are tired and emotional drawn.
To increase the depth of breath and slow down the breathing, allowing a feeling of ease and contentment to flow through the body burn boronia oi