Romantic Blends For Sensual Massage

Romantic Blends For Sensual Massage

Whether you are new to aromatherapy and massage or not, start with simple blends for sensual massage until you and your partner find out which scents that you both prefer and which have a similar arousing effect. Experiment with blending only one essential oil to one carrier oil, for example, six drops of sandalwood oil to 15ml sunflower oil. Once you both become familiar with the scents of different essential oils and essential oil combinations, you can then experiment with more complex blends.

If you are using essential oils to fragrance the room also, make sure that you choose an essential oil that is used in your massage blend to complement the fragrance rather than compete with it.

Choosing Your Carrier Oils

The most common carrier oils used in massage are sweet almond, grapeseed, and sunflower oils. Your choice of base for your massage blends depends on the skin type of you and your partner:

  • dry or mature skins: sweet almond, jojoba, avocado, apricot kernel, and rosehip oils
  • oily or problem skins: jojoba, grapeseed, and apricot kernel oils
  • sensitive skins: jojoba and apricot kernel oils with a couple of drops of calendula oil added to the mix

Using a carrier oil that is suitable for your skin type not only makes performing massage easier but also benefits your skin by boosting its tone and condition, and improving its overall appearance over time. It is likely that you and your partner will have different skin types, but yet you will want to use the same massage blend. The solution to this is easy. Create two blends for you and your partner using the base oils that are suitable for you both and mixing with the same essential oils. For example, for him blend 15ml sweet almond oil with three drops of jasmine oil and three drops of rose oil, and for her blend 15ml, jojoba oil with three drops of jasmine oil and three drops of rose oil.

Carrier oils also have a subtle scent of their own so check before using that you and your partner like the scent of the base chosen for your blend.

Sunflower oil is a good substitute for nut-based oils such as sweet almond, if you or your partner have a nut allergy or for women who wish to avoid nut-and seed-based oils during pregnancy.

Romantic Blends

Three simple blends are given below to get you started at practicing sensual massage:

  • 15ml sunflower oil
  • 2 drops of rose oil
  • 2 drops of jasmine oil
  • 2 drops sandalwood oil
  • 15ml sweet almond oil
  • 2 drops sandalwood oil
  • 3 drops rosewood oil
  • 1 drop geranium oil
  • 10ml sweet almond oil
  • 5ml apricot kernel oil
  • 2 drops of rose oil
  • 3 drops frankincense oil
  • 1 drop neroli oil

Cedarwood oil can be substituted for sandalwood oil in the blends above as a more economical alternative with a similar scent and effects.

Always test a small drop on your partner’s hand first to check that they like the smell of the blend on yours and their skin. It is best to use the same blend for both yourself and your partner rather than to mix fragrances.

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