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5 Essential Oils for Love Spells to set the Mood for Intimacy

3 mins

Rahul Bhatia

Learn about the five best essential oils for love spells and five ways to use them to unwind with aromatic scents.

The fragrance of essential oils has a direct effect on our emotional state. Our sense of smell is linked to the brain’s limbic lobe, and soothing scents can activate the hypothalamus. But can essential oils add some spice to your love life?

The hypothalamus regulates and stimulates energy levels, sex drive, and the healthy production of hormones. So, when you're next setting the mood for a romantic date with your partner, use essential oils for love spells to bring a little more relaxation, love, and sensual magic your way:

Table of contents:

  • What are essential oils?
  • What are essential oils suitable for?
  • How to use essential oils for love spells?
  • Bath
  • Oil Diffusers
  • Sensual massage
  • Candles
  • Bed spray
  • 5 Alluring essential oils for love spells

    What are essential oils?

    Essential oils are plant extracts typically obtained through steam distillation of various plant parts such as the leaves, fruit, bark, or flowers. In aromatherapy, they are known for their therapeutic benefits. When inhaling essential oils, the molecules travel from the olfactory nerves to the brain, affecting the amygdala, the brain’s emotional center.

    There are over ninety varieties of essential oils, and each has its benefits and characteristic scent. Sandalwood, bergamot, rose, peppermint, lavender, lemon, jasmine, tea tree, chamomile, and ylang-ylang are the ten most popular choices. 

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    What are essential oils suitable for?

    Essential oils are used in aromatherapy to help reduce the symptoms of certain health conditions. While they may not have magical properties, they can help relieve stress, headaches, anxiety, insomnia, and reduce inflammation. In addition, oils such as peppermint and tea tree oil have antimicrobial properties.

    How to use essential oils for love spells?

    Even if you (probably?) cannot do an actual love spell, you can diffuse certain essential oils or add them to massage oils, perfumes, and body care DIY recipes for a relaxed state of mind and newly uncovered sensual emotions.


    Mix three to 12 drops of essential oil with an ounce of carrier oil, and disperse it in a bathtub filled with warm water (and some rose petals). Enjoy an aromatic bath with your partner or just take a foot bath to help boost mood.

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    Oil Diffusers

    Oil diffuser are the easiest way to fill your room with the scent of your favorite essential oils for love. And if that’s not a magical love spell, I don’t know what is. 

    Sensual massage

    Dilute the essential oil with a carrier oil such as virgin coconut oil and apply it directly to the skin. Always avoid using them on your genitals, even when diluted.

    Giving a sensual massage to your partner will activate the scent and boost blood flow, preparing you for intimacy.


    Use your favorite essential oils for love to make homemade scented candles and light them up to create a romantic mood and disperse the sensual scents.

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    Bed spray

    Mix 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oils with 1 tsp of witch hazel or ethyl alcohol. Take a small dark glass bottle with a spray top and fill it with water. Spray the liquid on your bed whenever you need a little pick-me-up.

    5 Alluring essential oils for love spells

    Sheer Bliss Essential Oil Blend

    Our sheer bliss essential oil blend has a citrusy-fruity fragrance and can be very useful to people suffering from hyperactivity, restlessness, gloominess, or anxiety. You can mix it with water and spray the mixture all around or add a few drops to your bath water for a relaxing, spa-like experience. It’s also great for mixing with massage oils.

    Jasmine Essential Oil

    Jasmine Essential Oil

    Jasmine is one of the most loved essential oils for… love. Its sultry scent works as an aphrodisiac (now that's a love spell!) for both men and women. In addition, research suggests that its floral aroma can promote feelings of confidence and uplift your mood. Dilute and dab a few drops of this oil behind your ears, on your wrists, and other pulse points.

    Rose Otto Essential Oil

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    A study involving male participants and another study involving female participants found that inhaling rose oil can help increase sexual satisfaction and sexual desire. Researchers connected these effects to the release of dopamine in the brain, a known booster of libido. Amazing, right? Love the science of love spells!

    Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil

    The delightful floral aroma of ylang ylang has a relaxing effect that makes it popular for giving a boost to romantic relationships. The exotic scent of ylang ylang is known for its calming effect on anxiety and can help release inhibitions. Besides diffusing this oil, you can also scatter petals of the ylang ylang flower in your room or on the bed.

    Patchouli Essential Oil

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    Patchouli essential oil has long been known as an aphrodisiac. Its scent can help rekindle desire, and its earthy aroma can relax you and your partner before bedtime. You can add patchouli along with bergamot, ylang-ylang, and frankincense to your diffuser. 

    There you go, those were our picks for best essential oils for love. 

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    Rahul Bhatia

    Rahul is the published author of "Heads Or Tails" and Quora writer with over 1.6 million views. He is a keen observer who enjoys the simple joys of life. He strongly believes true beauty is not how beautiful your face is but how beautiful your heart is.

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