The bedroom is a place to sleep, or to play. It all depends on you and your mood. When aroma and romantics come together we have “aromantics,” which is such a big subject that whole books have been devoted to it.
If romance is on your mind, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Rose, Palma Rosa, and Clary Sage are all appropriate oils to use around the bedroom.
To keep it smelling romantic at all times make up a special mix to use separately from the general house blend. Spray it in the air and on the carpets.
The recipe that follows is a recommended synergistic blend, but you can combine whichever oils you like to create a romantic atmosphere.
The Romantic Bedroom Synergistic Blend
8 drops Palma Rosa
1 drop Ylang-Ylang
2 drops Clary Sage
2 drops Nutmeg
4 drops Lime
Mix in these proportions.
For general bedroom use, ideal scents are Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, or Lemon. A diffuser will help you to sleep if you place one drop of Chamomile, Clary Sage, or Lavender on it.
Bed linens can be washed and stored with essential oils, see the Using Essential Oils in the Laundry Post if you are interested.
Wardrobes can benefit from fragrance as well. Place cotton balls in the corners with a favorite scent on it, or one that keeps moths away such as Lavender, Lemongrass, Camphor, Rosemary, and Citronella.
Remember you don’t want to infuse the clothes with essential oils as this will interfere with your perfumes, so choose something that will be light and simply freshen the air.
This article was adapted from:
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood
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