Show Notes

“It’s an interesting thing to think about, which is why I love going back to the power of smell in order to boost and enhance and keep the passion alive in a relationship. We know there are certain plants and oils that can help boost our ability to feel intimate or boost our passion buttons to actually make us feel more intimately connected. And sometimes I know, apart from fatigue and busy in the busyness of life, it just takes a little bit of effort.”

Romance and intimacy form an important and fulfilling part of a relationship with your partner. Yet when our lives get busy, stress and fatigue can take their toll on our love life and it’s hard to be in the mood for love when you are totally exhausted. In this weeks podcast we look at ways to keep the passion alive and give some quick tips and ideas on how to boost your love life.

We know Aromatherapy can stir and arouse passion and there are indeed certain oils that can increase our sexual response. This is because they work on the limbic part of our brain, which is also responsible for our sex drive.

And oils with aphrodisiac qualities include: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Clary Sage, Vetiver, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood, Cardamon and Orange to name a few.

Involve your sense of smell and touch to keep your love life alive.

Here are some aromatherapy massage blends that may inspire. Simply place 10 drops in total into 20mls of carrier oil for the perfect massage blend:

  • In the Mood – Ylang Ylang, Orange and Neroli
  • Magic Moments – Patchouli, Mandarin and Ylang Ylang
  • Romantic Heart Melt – Rose, Sandalwood and Jasmine
  • Weekend Away – Bergamot, Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood

The Twenty8 blend I designed and named ROMANCE & INTIMACY is made up of Rose, Ylang Ylang, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Orange and Rosewood. You can get this exquisite blend here and don’t forget your discount password – selflovepodcast

Some other simple things to do to keep your romance alive include:

Once a week try a pamper treatment with your partner like a footbath, hand massage, bath or shoulder rub.

Write beautiful love notes to your partner and leave them in places they will find them. You could add a drop of your favourite oil to them.

Never stop dating, plan date nights, even if just a picnic up the road.

The bedroom or ‘boudoir’ is your sanctuary to share. Don’t have arguments in here. Light your diffuser or vaporiser at least half an hour before retiring. Use candles, music and take care of one another.

Remember that you are both different with different needs at different times. Relationships are a full-time job, so take the time to invest in them. Read, listen, attend workshops… never stop learning about you and one another.

A good loving relationship is worth all the effort.

The quote from the movie Shall We Dance with Richard Gere and Susan Sarandon is:

“We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean what does any one life really mean? But in marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed because I will be your witness.”

“I LOVE YOU means, that I accept you for the person that you are, and that I don’t wish to change you into someone else. It means that I do not expect perfection from you, just as you don’t expect it from me. ‘I love you’ means that I will love you and stand by you even through the worst of times. It means loving you when you are in a bad mood or stood tired to do the things I want tod o. It means loving you when you are down, not just when you’re fun to be with. I love you means I truly love you.” Deanne Laura Gilbert

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