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Creating Sensuous Scents with Essential Oils

Using essential oils to create sensuous scents

Creating a mood of sensuous indulgence using essential oils is definitely one of the luxuries and pleasures of aromatherapy. The word 'sensuous' means literally 'pertaining or appealing to the senses', and this is an area where aromatherapy becomes more of a treat than a treatment.

A sensuous mood scent can either be created for yourself alone - to enjoy a relaxed evening of good food, wine, music and other sensuous arts - or it can be a prelude to passion and sexual activity. A good sensuous mood scent strikes a balance between relaxation and stimulation, so that you are neither hyped up and tense nor so relaxed that you want to fall asleep. If more than on person is involved, you should both like the perfume - otherwise the sensuous mood scent could turn into a passion-killer!

There are many sensuous essential oils, but some of the finest are rose absolute, sandalwood, jasmine, ylang ylang, patchouli and clary sage. Cardamom, black pepper, neroli, ginger, rose otto, rosewood and juniper are all sensous and aphrodisiac, too. Creating your own sensuous mood scents also depends on what you like and including at least one of your favorite oils is a good idea.

Amorous Dreams

  • 10 drops of rose otto
  • 8 drops of patchouli
  • 8 drops of jasmine
  • 6 drops of lime
  • 6 drops of sandalwood
  • 3 drops of juniper
  • 2 drops of tuberose
  • 3 drops of clary sage
  • 2 drops of cardamom
  • 2 drops of champaka

Passionate Embrace

  • 15 drops of rose absolute
  • 15 drops of neroli
  • 10 drops of lemon
  • 6 drops of rosewood
  • 5 drops of ylang ylang
  • 3 drops of black pepper
  • 2 drops of linden blossom
  • 2 drops of jonquil
  • 2 drops of oak moss

Magic Moments

  • 12 drops of rose otto
  • 12 drops of rosewood
  • 8 drops of sandalwood
  • 8 drops of rose absolute
  • 5 drops of mandarin
  • 3 drops of ambrette seed
  • 2 drops of cardamom


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