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Aromatherapy for Romance
The five senses...
Touch... Taste... Sight... Sound... Smell.
When utilized fully, our five senses heighten romance, love, intimacy and the meaningful moments of our lives. Although the words sensuality and sensual are often misused, a sensual individual is one that has an acute awareness and appreciation of the subtle changes that effect each of the senses. Such an individual tends to value creativity and tends to have a great interest in activities that take advantage of the senses. Such activities include various forms of music, culinary creations, the visual arts, aromatics and various forms of physical touch including those that permit the physical expression of love and desire.
Aromatherapy, natural botanicals and natural fragrancing all tantalize our sense of smell. They play a significant role within romance, love and intimacy. Let's take a look, starting with a quick stroll through history...
Fragrance and Romance Throughout History
The use of naturally fragrant ingredients to heighten attractiveness and enhance romance has been documented throughout history. The Song of Songs, for instance, was written over 3,000 years ago by Israel's King Solomon, son of King David. King Solomon was considered an immensely wise, wealthy and passionate ruler. Also known as the Song of Solomon, the Song of Songs is a beautifully poetic and symbolic Old Testament work that expresses the love shared between the king and his bride. This ancient but brief book is rich in sensual passages that reference aromatic botanicals:
Aromatherapy and Sensuality
Preciously fragranced room sprays, body mists, bath oils, massage oils, and other natural aromatics can enhance a romantic evening or add variety and intrigue to your marriage. Including aromatherapy and natural aromatics in your plans for romance will not suddenly make a stubborn, unromantic and impassionate individual become more loving or sensual, but it can enhance his/her overall mood, and make a romantic or intimate evening much more sensual. A room delicately fragranced with an energizing and exotic aroma can help melt away stress and uplift the spirit while setting the stage for the evening's plans.
Planning in advance for special dates, evenings or other moments can help ensure a quiet (or lively!), beautiful occasion. Putting special thought into all the facets of a beautiful evening will make your partner feel special and appreciated, and will make the event unforgettable in his/her mind. Much, however, can also be said about the benefits and wonders of spontaneous moments. Impromptu moments can rule out including some aromatic practices, but it is also possible to plan ahead for spontaneity. A lovely selection of natural aromatics can be purchased or prepared in advance so that you have them on hand for when the mood strikes.
For information on specific ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your romantic life, visit AromaWeb's detailed Setting the Mood article.
Aromatherapy and Aphrodisiacs
An aphrodisiac is generally defined as a substance that enhances or stimulates passion and sexual arousal. Substances, including essential oils, that are considered aphrodisiacs are substances that can help dissipate the physical, psychological or emotional ailments that may interfere with sexual desire or arousal.
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