DIY Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re creating a delight-filled day for your beloved or planning on engaging in a little self-love, this Love Balm is sure to please. Made with skin loving Coconut oil and your choice of aromatic essential oils, this Love Balm is an all-natural lubricant that doubles as an excellent massage, bath or body oil.

Coconut oil is a highly emollient oil with a sweet, exotic fragrance. Solid at room temperature, it melts readily when it comes in contact with the skin. In skincare products it is softening and penetrating, and useful for inflamed, irritated, and sensitive tissue. It is excellent for massage, creating a smooth, long-lasting glide. Coconut oil is also anti-bacterial and antifungal—containing the candida fighting compounds caprylic, lauric, and myristic acids. When you add the intoxicating scent of essential oils you will have a sensuous lubricant or massage/body oil.

There are many essential oils with long standing reputations as aphrodisiacs. Whatever essential oils you choose to use, be aware that in general these potent volatile oils should not be used undiluted on the skin. I would also recommend avoiding essential oils that are skin irritants, like clove and cinnamon, even though their scents are warm and sensuous. Consider these libido-lifting essential oils for your Love Balm and trust your senses.

 

 

LOVE BALM ESSENTIAL OIL OPTIONS

Cardamom
(Elettaria cardamomum)
A stimulating aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, and digestive aid that fosters joy and contentment.

Clary Sage
(Salvia sclarea)
An aphrodisiac, euphoric, and anti-depressant that arouses the emotions and helps one feel more grounded.

Geranium
(Pelargonium graveolens)
An anti-depressant and hormone balancer for men and women that stimulates sensuality, and relieves anxiety, stress, and fatigue.

Ginger
(Zingiber officinale)
An aphrodisiac and warming stimulant that helps to open the heart.

Jasmine
(Jasminum officinale or J. grandiflorum)
A euphoric that calms fears and anxiety, and removes emotional blocks.

Patchouli
(Pogostemon cablin)
An aphrodisiac and anti-depressant that calms anxiety, lifts the spirits and stimulates the nervous system.

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Rose
(Rosa damascene and others)
An aphrodisiac, anti-depressant, cerebral tonic, and rejuvenative, considered the Supreme Heart Opener, especially for those who feel distanced from their emotional center.

Sandalwood
(Santalum album)
An aphrodisiac, euphoric, and anti-depressant with uplifting, ecstatic, and erotic qualities, used to builds sexual confidence.

Vanilla
(Vanilla planifolia)
An aphrodisiac, mild stimulant, and euphoric that boosts confidence and helps to dissolve pent up anger and frustration.

Vetiver
(Vetiveria zizanoides)
An anti-depressant and rejuvenative that is gounding, calming, comforting, uplifting and relaxing.

Ylang Ylang
(Canaga odorata)
An aphrodisiac, euphoric, anti-depressant, sedative, and anti-spasmodic that stimulates the senses, improves self-esteem, and fosters a sense of peacefulness.

LOVE BALM RECIPE

Ingredients:

½ cup (4 ounces) Organic Coconut Oil
¼ tsp Vitamin E
50-100 drops of Essential Oils

Instructions:

Melt coconut oil over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in Vitamin E and essential oils of your choice. Mix well. Pour into containers and allow to cool. Your Luscious Love Balm will be solid at room temperature, melts quickly on the skin, and is completely liquid at 76 degrees.

Note: This love balm is not latex friendly. As you can see, this Love Balm is quick and easy, all-natural, and sure to delight. 

Have fun! Happy Valentine’s Day!

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