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Essential Oils for Love + Massage Oil & Aroma Spray Recipes


Powerful and intoxicating, essential oils can arouse feelings of love, passion, and attraction. They can enhance your self-appreciation, strengthen bonds with others, and create memorable moments through scent. To help you spread the love, we're sharing six of our favorite passion-kindling plant essences, which can be used on their own or combined into customized blends to create heart-warming perfumes, massage oils, and so much more.

Best Essential Oils for Love

  • Organic Australian Sandalwood Essential Oil
    Distilled from sustainably cultivated trees, Australian sandalwood oil is a wonderful alternative to Indian sandalwood. With a complex aroma that is slightly sweet, resinous, woody, and warm, this spiritual oil is calming, grounding, and romantic. Sandalwood is often blended with patchouli for a sensual note.
  • Organic Geranium Essential Oil
    Sweet and heavy, geranium presents an aroma that is strongly floral, so a few drops go a long way. The scent encourages emotional balance and feelings of love and positivity. It blends well with sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, and clary sage.
  • Organic Palmarosa Essential Oil
    This floral aroma is sweet and heavy with a rosy, geranium-like scent that is rounded and grounding. Palmarosa is an uplifting and balancing fragrance that encourages closeness. Blend with geranium to create a scent that can be complimented with vetiver for a masculine note or mandarin to emphasize the feminine.
  • Organic Rose Essential Oil
    This quintessential symbol of love creates an oil that has a sensual aura that is associated with the heart. Rose promotes closeness and emotional balance. To support but not overwhelm a rose blend, add mandarin, amyris, or palmarosa.
  • Organic Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
    This rich and complex oil has a floral aroma that is sweet and heavy. One drop will go a long way, as this intoxicating scent is long-lasting. A blend of ylang ylang, sandalwood, and rose creates a seductive fragrance that is both balancing and calming.
  • Organic Clary Sage Essential Oil
    This calming scent has a pleasantly herbaceous and bittersweet floral bouquet. Clary sage is emotionally calming and blends well with lavender and citrus oils. Its drier notes will lessen the sweetness in other oils such as palmarosa or geranium.

Crafting Safe Love Potions

In aromatherapy as in love, it isn't healthy to come on too strong! Pure essential oils are highly concentrated and should always be diluted, either by blending them with an organic carrier oil or by incorporating them into a finished product like a massage oil, lotion, or aroma spray. Read our dilution guide for recommended proportions for a variety of DIY natural body and home care products, or jump right in by using the oil or oils of your choice from the list above with these easy recipes!

Blending a passionate massage oil with Bulgarian rose essential oil and organic jojoba oil in a glass container for massages and skin care.

Passionate Massage Oil

Makes 1 ounce of massage oil.



  1. Combine ingredients in a glass bottle with screw cap or pump top.
  2. Invert bottle to blend before each use. 

A love aroma spray is an easy way to perk up a space with scents of passion and calm. Using a spray bottle, an organic hydrosol, and your favorite love-inspired essential oils you can create a spray worth having on hand at all times.

Amorous Aroma Spray

Makes 1 ounce of aroma spray.



  1. Combine ingredients in a glass bottle with mister top.
  2. Shake before use and spritz as needed.


Want to invite more love into your skin care routine?

Try These Love-Inspired Skin Care Recipes!


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Essential oils for love include geranium essential oil, Austrailian sandalwood, ylang ylang, palmarosa, bulgarian rose, and clary sage.


Topics: Aromatherapy, Natural Body Care, Recipes


Written by Christine on February 3, 2020

As Products Manager, Christine Rice has been working with the botanical goodies at Mountain Rose Herbs for over 14 years. With a Certificate in Aromatherapy from The American College of Healthcare Sciences, she works closely with the essential oils and hydrosols that we offer. She connects with the aromatherapy industry through our National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy business membership and contributes on working committees with The American Herbal Products Association. In addition to her love for aromatics and blending essential oils, Christine can be found gardening and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She enjoys canning and preserving food, knitting when she has time, and keeps busy with her energetic daughter.

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