Blending Modern-Day Love Potions with Vitruvi
Looking to add a little extra romance to the atmosphere this Valentine's Day? These six love-inspired essential oils are perfect for setting the mood while each maintaining wonderful properties for everyday use. Blended or diffused alone, these oils from Vitruvi will have you seeing hearts.
First, let's start by breaking down some of my favorite scents of the season and why. Even though it's still technically winter (though I have seen some flowers popping up outside) I'm encouraging spring with these oils while still being all about the warm, cozy, cuddly vibes.
Bergamot | This uplifting citrusy, floral aroma is found in nearly half of women’s perfumes. It's refreshing and comforting all at once. It has a long history of being used as an antidepressant, thanks to its ability to uplift moods and give an energy boost. It's also used as a relaxant, relieving stress and anxiety.
Sweet Orange | One whiff will leave you with a sense of happiness and well being. This straight up citrus oil will make you feel alert yet relaxed. Orange oil acts as a mild sedative, taking away the edge off of a hectic day.
Frankincense | Both peaceful and soothing, this deep, rich aroma has been used for centuries to awaken spiritual awareness. It helps to center thoughts and let go of our ego which hold us back from connecting with our soul, as well as feelings of unworthiness and insecurity.
Cedarwood | One of my personal favorites, as it reminds me of my childhood and growing up in the Pacific Northwest. It's a warm, woodsy aroma that creates a comforting, uplifting experience while staying earthy and grounded.
Ylang Ylang | Sensual and exotic, this floral oil is renowned for its aphrodisiac properties. It has the ability to balance emotion while boosting the mood. Ylang ylang means 'flower of flowers', how can it not be romantic?
Geranium | A favorite on Valentine’s Day because of its sweet floral scent. It's wonderful for the skin and can inspire peace and calm. It also enhances one’s sense of humor, which can only work to your benefit!
While each of the above are wonderful when used alone, I find it fun to create blends tailored to my mood. Try diffusing equal parts bergamot, frankincense and cedarwood if you're looking for an extremely warm and cuddly embrace. Use equal parts geranium and sweet orange with a drop of ylang ylang for a citrusy yet sweet escape. Mix the grounding scents of bergamot and cedarwood with geranium or ylang ylang for a moody, romantic floral. These blends are just a few of the endless possibilities you can do with the six I mentioned! I'm always trying different ratios of everything, so play around until you find a combination that you like!
Pick up some oils to diffuse on your next date night (or shall I say your next night in) and don't forget to use VITRUVIXPIKEPETALS for 20% off your first purchase online! Thanks for all the love, Vitruvi!