Ah love! What if you could create a magic brew that conjures the heart-nurturing emotional state of being in love? Certain flowers and fragrant plants have long been thought to contain love-inducing magical properties. Rose and jasmine have always been regarded for their ability to incite love, passion and sensuality…in ourselves and others. Whether or not science proves any of these effects, indulging in the aromatic allure of authentic essential oils is, at the very least, an emotionally gratifying experience.
Rose Anointing Oil
1 ounce grapeseed or jojoba oil
3 drops rose otto essential oil or rose absolute
3 drops mandarin or sweet orange essential oil
1 drop sandalwood oil
Dab this evocative essence on pulse points; over the heart on the solar plexus; or upon the third eye of the forehead.
Fizzing Jasmine Bath Brew
3 tablespoons baking soda
3 teaspoons sea salt (table grind)
2 tablespoons citric acid granules or crushed Vitamin C tablets
1 cup fresh white rose petals
10 drops sweet orange essential oil
6 drops sandalwood
3 drops jasmine absolute
Combine dry ingredients and sprinkle mix with essential oils. Add all ingredients to a tub of very warm water. Enhance this luxurious bath brew with a cup of whole milk or a tablespoon of skin-nourishing jojoba oil. Add a natural, unscented bubble bath if desired.