Don’t leave romance to chance. Setting a romantic mood for Valentine’s Day is sure to create memorable moments. The right ambiance includes the perfect setting, delightful music and enticing aromas. It is well known that smells can impact our mood in a very primal way. Our nasal passages are connected to two brain areas strongly implicated in emotion and memory: the amygdala and hippocampus. But we don’t need science to tell us that smells can both make or break a mood. Read on to learn how to set your desired mood using essential oils, a delightful way to round off a perfect evening.
The Nose Knows What It Wants. There are so many fun and creative ways in which you can entice your partner with lovely aromas. You can keep it simple by using a diffuser to release a delightful mist into the room. To wind down, try NOW® Peaceful Night Essential Oil Blend, which includes a variety of citrus oils, lavender, ylang ylang, chamomile and sandalwood. Make your partner a home spa with a bubble bath followed by 5 drops of NOW® Lavender Oil and 4 drops of NOW® Frankincense Oil. To avoid skin irritation, thoroughly dilute these essential oils FIRST into one tablespoon of any carrier oil (such as NOW® Jojoba or NOW® Sweet Almond Oil) BEFORE adding them to the bath water. Seduce your loved one by using an irresistible homemade perfume: fill a 5 ml atomizer or 10 ml roll-on glass bottle with Jojoba oil and top it off with 10 drops of NOW Rose Absolute 5%. To learn more about the art of perfuming, see the link at the end of this page. Perhaps host a fun workshop for your partner and make them together. Or, go the extra mile and gift your partner some homemade bath bombs using romantic Rose Absolute oil: https://nowfoods.ca/recipes/diy-bath-bombs/.
Essential oil quality. NOW® Health Group has been a trusted family-owned company for over five decades. NOW® guarantees the quality and purity of their oils using internationally recognized methods and tests, which are transparently published on their website: www.nowfoods.ca/now/nowledge/essential-oil-identity-purity-testing. If you come across the term “therapeutic grade” or “food grade” with regard to essential oils, understand that both these terms are misleading marketing tools with no bearing on quality.
- Recipes: nowfoods.com/essential-oils/recipes
- Perfuming: nowfoods.ca/now/nowledge/blending-essential-oils-perfume-notes
- Dilution Infographic & calculator: https://www.nowfoods.ca/now/nowledge/diluting-essential-oils
- Essential Oil Attributes chart: nowfoods.ca/sites/default/files/essential-oil-attributes-chart.pdf
- NOW Quality: nowfoods.ca/now/nowledge/essential-oil-identity-purity-testing
- NOW Quality/Safety: nowfoods.ca/now/nowledge/safety-data-sheets-essential-oils
- Facts about: nowfoods.ca/now/nowledge/essential-oil-faqs
Enjoy Valentine’s Day, and may it be a memorable one!