Valentine’s day is around the corner. Everybody is on last minute purchase for their loved ones. Gift alone may not be enough. Gift, Love and little bit of love potion will definitely do the trick. Love potion is a combination of scents that can create a soothing and relaxed feeling. Odors can work wonders upon the human mind and body when it comes to getting passionate.
Smell has a strong bond with love, that’s why romantic films show the forlorn hero smelling the sweater or pillowcase of a long lost lover. Aromas elicit emotional responses
Scientists have discovered a potion that really does have a aphrodisiac effect – with women who have inhaled it finding their partners 15 per cent more attractive. The spray contains syntocinon, a synthetic form of the hormone oxytocin, which is naturally released in the brain when people fall in love. Researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany are behind this discovery. Vero Labs bottles oxytocin like perfume and promises to help people build “relationships that were never possible before.”
Love will be in the air on Valentine’s Day in the form of chemicals called pheromones or ‘Signature Odour’.
Scientific gene studies emphasize the importance of scents. Over 7% of the human genome is devoted to about 1500 genes that react to smells and scents. Fragrant pheromone scents have been proven to enhance human bonding and relaxation. Pheromones both stimulate and calm your senses. Pheromones nurture love and friendship.
Pheromones are substances which are secreted to the outside by an individual and received by a second individual of the same species, in which they release a specific reaction, for example, a definite behaviour or a developmental process. Peter Karlson and Martin Lüscher proposed this new word.
No single pheromone candidate has been identified from human body, but the research is on. Our armpits are prime candidates as sources, as their smells develop along with other changes at puberty. However, both human behaviour and our chemical emissions are so complex that the research is challenging.
Scents which has pheromone like compounds act on the brain by reducing anxiety, which inhibits natural sexual desire, or by increasing alertness and awareness, making the person more aware of sexual cues around them, or by acting directly to the septal nuclei, a portion of the brain that induces sexual arousal. Researchers think scent could be the hidden cosmological constant in the sexual universe, the missing factor that explains who we end up with. It may even explain why we feel “chemistry”—or “sparks” or “electricity”—with one person and not with another.
The key to using pheromones and scents is to put them into contact with large areas of your body. Then the heat of your body biochemically alters the odors and blends them into your overall pheromone signature. Your personal pheromone “odor signature” is a complex mixture of pheromones, body oils and fatty acids, sweat, and hormones such as androsterone secreted onto the skin from your apocrine glands. In addition, the 40 million skin cells that you shed each day add to your pheromone signature.
Purely for lover’s who understand science:
Some studies have shown that women seem to prefer the odours of immunocompatible men. HLA-typed (Human Leukocyte Antigen is the human MHC). Women rated the odour of the MHC-dissimilar men as more pleasant. Interestingly, the preferences of women taking an oral contraceptive were reversed—they preferred the MHC similar odours. This could be due to the fact that oral contraceptives mimic the effects of pregnancy, and pregnant females may be attracted to MHC-similar individuals who are likely to be close kin and potential reproductive helpers.
Plant aromas that have been associated with love since olden times
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) is a member of the Lauraceae (Laurel) Family. Cinnamon is sweet, spicy and warming. It invigorates the senses, calms the nerves and improves circulation.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a member of the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) Family. Ginger is pungent, sweet and warming. Its stimulating fragrance helps open the heart, even benefiting erectile dysfunction. It improves circulation and depression
Jasmine (Jasminum officinale), a member of the Oleaceae (Olive) Family, is sweet, warming, stimulating, rich, sensual and exotic. Legends tell that Cleopatra wooed Marc Antony with Jasmine floral aroma. It is still the favorite fragrance of French women.
Neroli (Citrus bigaradia, C. aurantium) is a member of the Rutaceae (Rue) Family. Neroli, from orange blossoms, is sweet and cooling, relieves anxiety, stress, grief, and is an antidepressant.
Patchouli (Pogostemon patchouli, P. cablin) is a member of the Lamiaceae (Mint) Family. It is sweet, musty, woodsy and warming. Patchouli calms anxiety, lifts the spirits, stimulates the nervous system, improves clarity, and attracts sexual love.
Rose (Rosa gallica officinalis, R. damascena, R. centifolia), is a member of the Rosaceae (Rose) Family. Rose is queen of all flowers. Its fragrance is rich, deeply floral, sweet and cooling.
Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata), a member of the Annonaceae (Custard Apple) Family, is sweet, bitter, cooling and erotic. Ylang ylang means “flower of flowers” in Malayan language.
The best way to make a love potion work is to create it for yourself
Potion 1:Jasmine, Vanilla, Cinnamon
-2 teaspoons of dried jasmine flowers
-1 tablespoon of dried rose petals
-Vanilla pod split, or ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
-1-2 cinnamon sticks
-1 cup of fresh water
-A pot or sauce pan
Pour 1 cup of fresh water into a saucepan. Add to the water 2 teaspoons of dried jasmine flowers, 1 tablespoon of dried rose petals, a vanilla pod split lengthwise or ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1-2 cinnamon sticks. Give the mixture a little stir to incorporate everything, and then simmer for 3-5 minutes.
Remove from heat and strain immediately. Allow this to cool and then bottle it. Add sparkling water and serve chilled on a hot day, or pour into mugs and reheat, sipping slowly. You can also use it fresh. In the fridge it will keep for a week in tightly lidded container.
Potion 2:Vanilla, Sandalwood, Rose
7 drops of Vanilla Bean Fragrance Oil, 7 drops Sandalwood Fragrance Oil, 4 drops Rose Petals Fragrance Oil, 3 drops Ylang Ylang 1 Essential Oil, 2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil – Serrata, 2 drops Rose Geranium Fragrance Oil, Jojoba Oil – Clear
Amber Glass Bottle – 10 ml
Black Lid w/ Inverted Dropper Tip 18-400
In your amber glass bottle, add your fragrance oils and essential oils.
Fill remainder of vial with jojoba oil and close with dropper lid.
Allow fragrances to mellow for 2-4 weeks before using.
Potion 3: Neroli, Jasmine, Rose
Neroli oil: 9 drops
Jasmine : 7 drops
Pink peppercorn oil: 4 drops
Rose oil: 2 drops
Camellia oil: 1 ounce
Blend the essential oils and apply externally as frequently as required.
If you are running short of time, then go ahead and order from top favorites:
- Oriflame Love Potion
Plan your Valentine’s day, with love potion and make it special………….