Yes, I admit it. I’m a huge Fifty Shades of Grey fan. I’ve read the books more times than I can count. I even wrote 10 Signs You’re Addicted to Fifty Shades of Grey – check it out to see if you’re Greysessed too.
And now the movie is coming up in a few weeks, I’ve been thinking about ways to celebrate with essential oils, of course. So why bring essential oils into the bedroom? Aside from their fragrance, essential oils can help to set a romantic mood, boost confidence and much more.
Not to mention that many personal care products for the bedroom, such as personal lubricants and massage oils, contain toxic ingredients (such as parabens, petroleum-based ingredients, phenoyxethanol, glycerin, propylene glycol and chlorhexidine) that can be found in industrial cleaners. Do you want that on your body? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Plus, Christian Grey wouldn’t approve.
Keep reading to find out how to use essential oils for romance, love and fun in the bedroom, how to make your own DIY personal lubricant and massage oils, and where to get the best quality essential oils.
Top Essential Oils for Romance, Love and Fun in the Bedroom
Made with coriander, ylang ylang, bergamot, jasmine and geranium, Sensation is alluringly fragrant and exotic. It’s very romantic, arousing and helps to amplify a little excitement in the bedroom.
I use it to spray bedding or pillows to set the mood, or wear as a perfume on my neck and wrists. It instantly gets the attention of my husband.
2. Black Pepper and Peppermint
Why this duo? Black Pepper gives a little heat and Peppermint cools things off. The mixture is heavenly when applied to the thighs (3 drops of Black Pepper and 3 drops of Peppermint with 6-8 drops of a carrier oil) will definitely heat things up in the bedroom.
I also like to make my own personal lubricant with 1 oz of coconut oil, 5 drops of Sensation, 2 drops of Black Pepper and 2 drops of Peppermint. The floral scent of Sensation helps to create a romantic mood, while Black Pepper and Peppermint provide a warm/cool sensation. It’s heavenly.
And word to the wise, if you don’t already have coconut oil in your bedroom and bathroom – DO IT! It works amazingly as a personal lubricant, massage oil, moisturizer and so much more. Check out my blog post on the 50+ uses for coconut oil.
4. Ylang Ylang
5. Idaho Blue Spruce
6. Hong Kuai
Hong Kuai is a tree found in the mountain rainforests of Taiwan. It’s incredibly high in sesquiterpene content, which means Hong Kuai is like getting a boost of liquid confidence.
With its woodsy aroma, it’s perfect for men as a cologne. Here’s a great recipe to increase feelings of romance, perseverance, and confidence for men: Mix 2 drops of Hong Kuai, 1 drop of Ylang Ylang and 1 drop of Blue Spruce. Apply to thighs, neck and VitaFlex points on the feet.
Mister is a blend of sage, fennel, lavender, myrtle, peppermint, and blue yarrow in a base of sesame seed oil. It can be used as a men’s cologne and used to promote inner balance.
I often pair Mister with Idaho Blue Spruce and Ylang Ylang for an intoxicating, arousing massage oil and apply to the VitaFlex points on the feet, ankles and lower abdomen.
9. Clary Sage
Clary Sage is the equivalent to Mister but for women. It has a mild, warm herbal scent that is relaxing and helps to promote inner balance and reduce stress. It has natural phytoestrogens.
I like to combine a few drops of Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang or Sensation with a few drops of coconut oil for a sensual massage oil. Apply to the VitaFlex points onthe feet, ankles and lower abdomen.
10. Lady Sclareol
Lady Sclareol is a blend of rosewood, vetiver, geranium, orange, clary sage, ylang ylang, sandalwood, sage lavender, jasmine and Idaho Tansy. It has a seductive and alluring scent for both men and women – perfect for those special moments in the bedroom.
I like to apply to my neck and wrists as a perfume (which instantly attracts my husband) and mixed with a carrier oil to a warm bath to enjoy with my husband.