Scents for your Sensibilities: Aphrodisiacs
Happy Mid Spring;
This time we are going to concentrate scents that can put you in the mood, or put a partner into a romantic frame of mind. There are a whole host of scents and different ways you can use them, but we will concentrate on the most easy. Of course, you can always plan to double up on “affect” by using food support, a meal of differing tastes and sensations, while burning a ritualized candle, (red for power and sexuality, runes or images that court to your intuition that will aid the intent.)
With of without anything else, there are oils that you can burn, rub into a candle or object, or place on the actual skin, depending of course on what scent you are using. To burn, I personally have always found Patchouli to be extremely affective in bringing a romantic mood into a room. Other simple incenses to use might include, and new incense to burn called “Sensual”, (created by “Nu Incense), there is also an incense powder called “Love Honey”, and you can easily go through the stacks of packaged incense and grab ones titled “Love, Sensuality, Attraction, Seduction, at a local store to help create the mood.
Recipes that you could put together for yourself might include, any type of “love” or “Venus inspired” scent you could create. Below are some recipes you could try to see which one affects you and your partner the most.
#1) (a) Flowery Love Bath (this is an oil you would bathe in to attract your lover’s attentions.
3 parts Palmarosa
2 parts Lavender
1 drop of Rose (burn a pink candle while in the bath
#2) Sexual Energy Oil
2 drops Ginger
2 drops Patchouli
1 drop Cardamom
1 drop Sandalwood
#3) Fire Oil (Elemental for passion)
3 drops Ginger
2 drops Rosemary
1 drop Clove
1 Drop Petitgrain
As you can see from some of the ingredients above, many of the same scents are used. If you really wanted to be inspired, you could try burning one of each scent in different rooms, to see what affect you might be able to generate, saving the most potent to you for the “event room (s) so to speak.
Enjoy, and don’t be afraid to experiment, but do remain cautious with how oils might react to bare skin.