Aromatherapy As a Romantic Mood Enhancer

Scents can trigger pleasing and not so pleasurable reactions in human beings. So aromatherapy can play an important role in setting a romantic mood. Romance is very sensual, appealing to all 5 of your senses. This includes your sense of smell, which even King Solomon of 3,000 years ago understood could be aroused for romantic purposes.

The Song of Solomon says, “How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice!” and “The fragrance of your garments is like that of Lebanon.” Even today, the correct aroma can improve the chances of enjoying a romantic evening with your partner.

Listed are just a few of the more than 3 dozen essential oils and absolutes that have effectively been used to create a romantic mood for centuries:

  • Allspice
  • Basil
  • Cardamom
  • Coriander
  • Fennel
  • Frankincense
  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Lemon
  • Nutmeg
  • Peppermint
  • Rose
  • Sandalwood
  • Spearmint
  • Sweet Orange
  • Vanilla

Choose your favorite scents from the list above. Remember that any aroma which helps you relax and eases stress can function as an aphrodisiac. Add a romantic dinner high in protein and zinc, get the lighting and the music perfect, and the right essential oil can help guarantee a romantic evening.