Aromatherapy is not just stimulating to the sense of smell, but it is stimulating to the body and mind. Using essential oils and massage can be a sensual act that you share with your partner. Many plant oils contain natural aphrodisiac properties and when used in massage oil, they can set a mood that is inviting to romance and love.
One of the most powerful natural aphrodisiacs is Patchouli. Patchouli has a strong woody scent and appeals to both men and women. You can use Patchouli by itself in candles or diffusers to let its aroma fill a room. When choosing aromatherapy candles, you may want to select natural Soy wax candles. These candles are made out of 100% pure Soy wax and they burn clean. This means that the candle will not leave any residue or soot behind after it burns. Patchouli oil may be added to the Soy for a wonderfully natural and exotic candle that will help enhance your romantic setting.
It is important that when you are creating a mood with natural exotic aphrodisiacs that you choose your scents carefully. This is especially true if you are using Patchouli and blending scents. Patchouli blends with Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender, Myrrh, and Clary Sage. Sandalwood is another popular aphrodisiac. You can blend Sandalwood with Basil, Geranium, Rose, Vetiver, Lavender, Frankincense, Rose, Neroli, and Lemon.
You can choose either Patchouli or Sandalwood as your basic aphrodisiac oil. By adding either of these oils to one ounce of carrier oil, such as Jojoba oil, you can make an exotic perfume that you may apply. It is important that when you are going to have direct contact with essential oils, that you use them diluted. Essential oils are in concentrated form, and may be very irritating to the skin. You can also check to make sure that you will not have any sensitivities or allergic reactions to an essential oil too. Simply apply one drop of the oil to the nape of the neck, or the crook of the arm, then wait at least fourteen hours to determine if there is a reaction. If after fourteen hours, there is no reaction, it is safe to assume that the oil is safe to use.
A very exotic and sensual massage oil may be made by adding two drops of Patchouli, three drops of Geranium, and three drops of Rose oil to one ounce of carrier oil. A good carrier oil of choice may be Sweet Almond oil. Blend thoroughly and store in an amber bottle. This oil may be heated before using for a full body sensual massage. If you are pregnant it is important to make sure that you only use essential oils that are safe for you and your baby. You should always check the labels and make sure that the oils are ok to use. As long as the oils are safe, you can enjoy a nice warming massage by placing the oil in an amber colored jar, and by heating it by placing it in a bowl of hot water.