Set the Mood with Essential Oils this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and with the help of Essican’s essential oils, love won’t be the only thing in the air. The link between scents and emotions is well-documented; a faint whiff of coffee could evoke the memory of a café meet-cute, hints of freesia could transport you back to your wedding day, one specific cologne could forever remind you of your person. And while indulging in fancy food and listening to cheesy power ballads are great ways to stimulate your senses and get in the mood for romance, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of a good fragrance in the art of wooing. So, how can you get your sense of smell involved in the most loved-up day of the year? Here are our tips:

Create a Love Nest

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples — it’s about self-love, too. Whether you’re flying solo or spending the day with your other half, you can immerse yourself in romance from the moment you wake by adding a couple of fragrance oil drops to your burner. Nothing sets hearts a-flutter quite like florals, and our classic rose oil will have your space smelling like a bouquet quicker than you can say “violets are blue”. To give your home a more sophisticated scent profile, try scents inspired by luxury perfumiers; our Parisienne blend is delicate and botanic, while Angelic introduces seductive notes of bergamot, honey and vanilla.

Give the Gift of Fragrance

Gift-giving isn’t the be all and end all of Valentine’s Day, but we don’t think many things are more romantic than gifting your loved one a scent that reminds you of them. Choose from over 60 fragrances in our diffuser collection — ranging from fruity mango and coconut to our candyfloss-inspired Pixie Dust scent. Handcrafted presents get extra points for effort, and some of our more complex fragrance oils make fantastic homemade candles , soaps or bath bombs. Our Macho and Mystery blends are deep, woodsy and warm, so they’d be perfect for a cosy living room candle or date night pamper products.

Enjoy a Couple’s Massage

Whether your love language is physical touch or quality time, a massage is a great way to connect with your partner. Studies show that couples who incorporate massage into their intimacy have stronger relationships, and there are plenty of essential oils you can use to heighten the experience. The sweet musk of ylang ylang, for example, is associated with both feelings of euphoria and increased self-esteem. Lavender is an obvious choice for relaxation due to its calming properties, while our patchouli and sandalwood fragrance oil makes for a more sensual occasion, as both ingredients are said to promote desire. Don’t forget, though, you’ll need a carrier oil if you’re going to apply essential oils to the skin!

Remember to let us know how essential oils will feature in your Valentine’s Day plans over on Facebook or Instagram; we can’t wait to hear.

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