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Love Potion #9
It’s time to mix up some Love Potion #9 for relaxing, delighting, and all-around spoiling that special someone in your life. Though edible, this love potion (an aphrodisiac massage oil) is more about aroma and touch than food and eating. Whether you’re gifting a massage to your partner, or giving and receiving from one another, there are few more caring, indulgent ways to show your love. Massage is not only intimate — it also offers loads of health benefits, from improving circulation and immune response to reducing feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress.
This edible aphrodisiac massage oil contains three potent essential oils. Clary sageis a perennial plant native to the Mediterranean region. Its aroma boosts libido, reduces stress, and facilitates relaxation. Native to Indonesia, ylang ylang is known for its aphrodisiac qualities. The scent of the fragrant yellow flowers, when inhaled, increases eroticism. Rounding out the mix is the sensual, relaxing bouquet of the gorgeous lavenderflower which attracts more than just bees and will surely set the mood for romance.
Just prior to beginning the massage, place the jar of oils in a pan of very hot water for 10-15 minutes or until pleasantly warm. Carefully remove the bottle from the water (wrap it in a towel to avoid burning yourself) and place bedside. Slip into something comfortable, put on some relaxing music, and invite your loved one to disrobe. Massage the warm oil into the skin of their entire body. While your touch and attention are the ultimate turn-ons, the warm oil and effects of the essential oils should work in their own subtle ways. Meanwhile, you as the masseuse get to enjoy the benefits of the aromatherapy too.
To make your massage gift even more special, tune into your partner’s hottest erogenous zones. According to the ancient art of astrology, each zodiac sign is associated with a particular region of the body. Find your lover’s sun sign below and give some extra attention to the area of the body that’s associated with that sign.
With all of this amazing lovin’ on offer, it doesn’t matter whether the massage leads you down the road to sleep…or something a little more active. Either way, the time you share will surely be full of love.
- 1/4 cup good-quality carrier oil such as jojoba or grape seed
- 12 drops clary sage essential oil
- 12 drop ylang ylang essential oil
- 12 drops lavender essential oil
Pour the carrier oil into a glass bottle. Add the essential oils and mix.