While love potions are a touch too medieval for our 21st century tastes, essential oil blends are as 2019 as wellness habits come—and they’re not far off from witchy brews. See, we know essential oils can help with anything from sleepless nights to anxiety, but did you know that the right blend can do wonders for your love life, too?

Essential oils like ylang ylang and geranium are known aphrodisiacs, while spicy, musky scents like clove and myrrh help create an atmosphere that’s ripe for intimacy. So if you mix and match enough oils, you’re bound to come up with blends for all kinds of romantic situations. Check out our recipes, below!

A BRIEF NOTE ON ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS

Before you make like a potioneer and concoct your own special blends, don’t forget to dilute your oils in a carrier oil first if you plan on using them topically. Alternatively, you can use a diffuser to better disperse your blends.

There’s also plenty to remember about ratios for base, top, and middle notes, as well as the categories in which they all fall, so keep those in mind for maximum effectivity. If you’re curious about how we came up with the recipes below, you can read more on how best to blend various essential oils together. Now, time to fall in love!

ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS TO GET YOU IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE


1. MR. ROMANTIC

This blend combines rich, woody sandalwood, floral jasmine, and spicy cinnamon to create heady romance in a bottle. It’s both lightly masculine and feminine, with just a touch of heat: perfect for a Valentine’s night in.

RECIPE: TRY: Pure Bliss Sandalwood Essential Oil (18mL), P275, Pure Bliss Jasmine Essential Oil, P275, Beryl Essentials Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil (5ml), P220


2. EVERYTHING’S COMING UP ROSES

Skip the bouquet this V-Day and opt for this sultry, rosy blend instead. With musky patchouli and spiced citrus bergamot balancing out the distinctly floral notes of geranium, this is the scent you’ll want for a heart-filled holiday.

RECIPE: TRY: Pure Bliss Patchouli Essential Oil, P275, Beryl Essentials Geranium Essential Oil (5ml), P150 (limited time only), Bathgems Bergamot Essential Oil (30ml), P575


3. SUMMER ROMANCE

Light and floral chamomile, citrus-fresh sweet orange, and earthy cedarwood come together in this blend to create a certified mood-booster. A whiff of this will take you back to the lovestruck summers your heart simply can’t forget.

RECIPE: TRY: Pure Bliss Cedarwood Essential Oil, P275, V&M Naturals Chamomile Essential Oil, P790, Bathgems Sweet Orange Essential Oil (30ml), P420


4. SENSE & SENSIBILITY

Between the potent sensuality of ylang ylang, the woodsy, healing nature of frankincense, and the lovely herbaceous notes of lavender, this is a blend that honors a comfortable, old marrieds kind of love. Translation: it’s a scent you’ll want to come home to again and again.

RECIPE: TRY: V&M Naturals Frankincense Essential Oil, P1,560, Pure Bliss Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, P275, V&M Naturals Lavender Essential Oil, P336 (limited time only)


5. HEAVEN SCENT

A lively yet soothing blend of lavender, ultra refreshing eucalyptus, sweet orange, energizing peppermint, and sharply herbal tea tree that will leave you floating. Not unlike being totally smitten with a new crush at first blush!

RECIPE: TRY: V&M Naturals Lavender Essential Oil, P336 (limited time only), V&M Naturals Eucalyptus Essential Oil, P224 (limited time only), Bathgems Sweet Orange Essential Oil (30ml), P420, V&M Naturals Tea Tree Essential Oil, P360 (limited time only), V&M Naturals Peppermint Essential Oil, P200 (limited time only)

Looking to get in the mood for love? Give these a sniff and tell us if it works!

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