Sensation essential oil blend deserves exploring because of many reasons. First, it is made of essential oils with therapeutic effects on the mind and body. Second, it can be used in many different ways. Last but not least, its smell is very stimulating and pleasant to the senses.
In my post, you’ll be able to find out details about:
- The ingredients of this multi-purpose aromatic blend created by Young Living. With their benefits and short descriptions for each fragrance.
- The benefits of the whole blend when used for Aromatherapy.
- Sensation oil blend reviews and impressions to help you decide better.
- Where to buy your new Young Living perfume blend.
- How to use this aromatic blend for many daily situations (skin needs, perfume, room freshener, etc.)
- Perfume notes to know how it’ll smell and whether you’ll like it or not.
- Sensation oil recipes for your inspiration and use whenever you feel like it.
Young Living Romance Blend and What is Sensation Essential Oil Blend Used For
What is Sensation, right? Well, it is the name of an aromatic essential oil blend, created by Young Living. A blend is a mix of aromatic essences and oils that can be used for many purposes.
Sensation was specially created to make romantic moments better. Its scent is very fragrant, warm and romantic. It can stimulate the senses in a pleasant and relaxing way. But let’s see first why it works and how it does so.
The brain is where all chemical reactions take place. Relaxation and attraction, as well as sexual drive, all start in the brain. Essential oils are known to induce relaxation. They lower the blood pressure and relieve tension from the muscles.
They can penetrate the blood barrier and stimulate nerves and receptors. They can also affect the limbic system, responsible for memories and associations. That’s the part of the brain that reacts when you smell something familiar. These memories usually take you to a happy place and induce a well-being feeling.
Of course, the opposite is also possible. That’s why it’s important to stimulate your senses and create a romantic atmosphere with scents that you love.
When you inhale a pleasant oil fragrance, it can boost the production of certain hormones. These hormones are responsible for making you feel good and relax.
Aromatherapy oils can also improve blood circulation and increase warmth. Some essential oils are considered true aphrodisiacs. For example, Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang, or Ginger.
Aphrodisiacs can arouse the sex drive or libido of a person. They can increase the pleasant feeling and performance. In other words, the Sensation essential oil blend is good for libido and romantic atmosphere.
Young Living Sensation is a blend of 5 different essential oils:
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) – Also known as the “flower of flowers”, Ylang Ylang has a very sensual fragrance. It is very rich and pungent, with floral and jasmine-like notes. But there is also something bitter, almond-like about it. This oil is a known aphrodisiac that deals with sexual fatigue. It can also lower blood pressure and regulate the heart rhythm. It’s very good at calming anxiety and stress crises.
Jasmine extract/absolute (Jasminum officinale) – Jasmine is unique in the floral family. It is very floral, exotic and feminine, and can induce a warm feeling almost immediately. It’s great against depression, stress, and anxiety. But it can also be used for exhaustion or dry and sensitive skin types.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) – This essence has a sweet rose-like and fruity fragrance, with a few herbaceous notes. It has amazing skin benefits. It can also relieve tension and muscle spasms, which helps to induce relaxation. The oil has very good anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties too.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) – This essence smells very pleasant, fresh and citrusy. This smell comes from the fact that the fruit is part of the big citrus family. This oil is a natural sedative and can act on the nervous system very fast (when inhaled). It lowers the blood pressure and muscle tension and improves the quality of sleep. It can also help a slow digestion and protect from infections.
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) – This oil has a very complex and unique fragrance. It’s a bit camphoraceous and earthy, but it also has rose-like and citrusy notes. It stimulates the nervous system and increases the energy level. It can also diminish pain and prevent infections, as well as help with digestion. In high doses, Coriander essential oil can have euphoric effects.
The original version of Sensation had only 3 ingredients: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, and Rosewood. The latter had to be replaced because of intense rosewood deforestation.
All these ingredients make the blend effective in many different ways. The benefits of Young Living Sensation Essential Oil Blend:
- Promotes relaxation by decreasing the heart rhythm, thus the blood pressure. This can help regulate the breathing, just like when you’re asleep.
- Being antispasmodic, most of Sensation’s ingredients can relieve muscle tension. This also contributes to a general well-being and relaxed state.
- The oil blend can help with anxiety and depression feelings.
- Their scent makes a lovely perfume with therapeutic benefits.
- Sensation (in small amounts) can improve headaches.
- Enhance mood and romantic thoughts.
- Create a warm and exotic atmosphere.
- Purify the air (when diffused) and change the smell of a room.
- Give the body a little nudge and raise its energy levels.
- Help you keep your emotions in check during the day.
- Protect the skin from infections and help it heal faster.
- Improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Now, what is Sensation essential oil blend used for, right? Well, the answer is pretty much everything. Sensation can be used to:
- Relax and control emotions.
- Feel more feminine and boost sexual drive.
- Help you focus on the present.
- Help you meditate and open up.
- Encourage pillow talk.
- Enhance the excitement of an intimate moment.
- Improve the aspect of the skin.
- Boost a lazy digestion.
- Improve the quality of sleep.
Speaking about romance, if you want to know what other essential oils are good for love and libido, here they are:
- Black Pepper
Young Living has three versions of this product. One is the oil blend itself, which can be used as perfume or skin care ingredient.
The second one is a bath and shower gel. This one is basically Sensation mixed with the right ingredients for a nice bathing experience. The third product is a massage oil. This massage oil contains many carrier oils mixed with Jasmine and Ylang Ylang.
The best part about Aromatherapy is that you can make your own beauty products too. All you need is the actual Sensation essential oil blend. I will give some simple recipes to use as inspiration in the last part of the article.
Sensation Essential Oil Blend Reviews
The fragrance of the Sensation oil blend is very strong and romantic. It can be very floral for some, while for others it can be everything they love about Aromatherapy. One thing is for sure: if you like Sensation, you’ll also find it uplifting and refreshing.
People who’ve used the Sensation essential oil blend felt they got a good deal, price vs. quality. Most people said they liked to use it as perfume, dabbing a bit on their pulse points throughout the day. Those who’ve tried it in skin care were also happy with the results.
It seems that Young Living’s Sensation does not affect a sensitive skin or cause breakouts. It shouldn’t either, because essential oils don’t clog pores. Plus, they have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, which add up to the protection.
All the reviews for Sensation (about 83% of them) are positive. Just remember that results can be influenced by a lot of factors.
First, your health condition must allow the blend’s use. Second, a long-term use may sensitize the smell receptors and/or skin. Also, the amount used can also cause problems in a long term. Essential oil air saturation can cause headaches and nausea.
Where to buy the Sensation Essential Oil Blend
The product has good reviews, so it’s worth giving a try if you’re curious. In that case, you can find it online, on Amazon. You don’t have to depend on a Young Living representative, especially if you live in a different country.
Here are a few things to look out for when receiving the blend, to ensure it’s in good condition:
- The blend must come in a dark colored glass bottle.
- There should be no sediments on the bottom of the bottle.
- The label must contain the name of the blend and the brand as you know it. On the back, you should find all the ingredients and expiry date, etc.
- When open, the bottle mouth should not be sticky. That is usually a sign of oxidation as essential oils are sensitive to light, air, and heat.
Let’s see next, some more practical details and tips.
How to Use Sensation Essential Oil Blend, Perfume Notes, and Recipes
Being a mix of essential oils, Sensation must be used carefully. Essential oils are powerful essences that can burn, irritate or sensitize the skin.
That’s why, for any topical application, they must be diluted first with some carrier oil. This is especially true for skin care recipes. To improve the aspect of your skin, you should mix up to 12 drops per Oz carrier/lotion.
Used as perfume, if your skin is not too sensitive, you can dab a few drops directly on pulse points. If it does react, you can mix the blend with a small amount of carrier. The latter needs to not have a strong scent of its own. The best neutral smelling carriers are Macadamia, Sweet Almond, Hazelnut, Jojoba, etc.
Speaking about more intimate moments, can one use Coconut oil as lubricant? It’s never a good idea to use carrier oils as lubricants with condoms. They can deteriorate it and cause further complications.
Coconut oil is a very potent antibacterial that could potentially disrupt the vaginal flora. This may further cause itching and burning in the intimate area. I would say that it’s best to avoid using Coconut oil as a lubricant.
What about Olive oil? Can one use Olive oil as lubricant? It is a lot milder than Coconut so, as long as it’s not used in excess, Olive oil could be used as a lubricant.
Essential oils are highly volatile, meaning they can evaporate fast. That makes them great for diffusion. The right amount of drops to use in a diffuser depends on:
- The manufacturer’s specifications.
- The area you intend to diffuse the oils.
- If there are pets or children around.
- If somebody suffers from a specific condition.
- The type of diffuser used.
The usual ratio for Aromatherapy diffusion is 5 – 10 drops, every two hours, for 30 minutes. Avoid sleeping with the diffuser on and make sure the room is very well ventilated during diffusion.
Like I said, air saturation can cause nausea and headaches. After about 20 minutes, the smell receptors also become numb.
Plus, studies show that inhaling the active molecules for more than an hour can be harmful. Instead of relaxing your mind and body, they can induce anxiety and stress, elevate BP, etc.
Another good use of Sensation can be if it’s added to hot bath water. You can mix up to 20 drops per cup of salt (Epsom, Himalayan, etc.) and add it to the water. The steam will lift the volatile molecules and help them disperse into the air.
When you inhale, you can feel more relaxed almost immediately. Considering that Sensation also contains good essential oils for lovemaking, a hot bath can put you in the mood. Oils good for lovemaking are Jasmine and Ylang Ylang, but also Coriander.
When using aromatic oils, you must also pay attention to a few things. Under certain circumstances, they can be toxic and cause various health complications.
- Test the Sensation essential oil blend for allergies. Before each widespread use, mix it with a bit of carrier and massage it into the inside of your forearm. If your skin doesn’t react in a few hours, it’s safe to use.
- If you have asthma, allergies or epilepsy, make sure you talk to the doctor first.
- Also, Ylang Ylang can lower blood pressure, so if you already have it low, you must use this blend carefully.
- Jasmine can also interfere with labor, so you’ll want to have a chat with your doctor first.
- Avoid the use of Sensation in children without medical advice.
- The small molecules can pass into the milk, which makes breastfeeding dangerous. Talk to your doctor before using any kind of essential oil, blended or not.
Young Living Sensation Oil Blend Perfume Notes
Essential oils have everything to make them great ingredients in perfumes. Homemade perfumes are among the best signature fragrances there could be. Sensation is one such perfume because of its interesting mix of oils.
Its scent is meant to enhance romantic moments and increase libido. It is also meant to relax you. Wearing it as perfume can help you feel great every day.
Aromatic oils are active substances that continue to maturate in time. In other words, your Sensation perfume blend may start to smell differently each month. Sure, sometimes the change can be very perceptible, at other times it’s not. But you should know this, to avoid being surprised.
Perfumers everywhere use flower and other plant extracts to make some of the most prestigious known fragrances.
Jasmine absolute is an overpowering scent and so is Ylang Ylang. The rose notes in Geranium can be easily distinguished. But so can the citrusy notes of Bergamot and Coriander. Some earthy and camphoraceous undertones make Sensation a true sensation for your senses.
Because of this unique scent, Sensation oil blend can be mixed with lots of other essential oils and extracts:
Perfume and Skin Care Recipes with Young Living Sensation Oil Blend
We’ve reached our final point in this in-depth review about Sensation oil blend, from Young Living. I will give you some nice ideas for DIY recipes. They’re meant to serve you as inspiration for as many uses of your blend as possible.
Beauty Serum for All Skin Types with Sensation
- Sensation essential oil blend: 6 drops
- Frankincense essential oil: 6 drops
- Jojoba oil (liquid wax): ½ Oz (15 ml)
- Macadamia oil: 1 Oz (30 ml)
Give it a good shake before each use and apply with circular movements all over the face and neckline. This should be done every night, on a damp clean skin.
Sensation Massage Oil Recipe
- Sensation oil blend: 15 – 20 drops
- Fractionated Coconut oil: 1 Oz (30ml)
This is the simplest way of making your own Sensation massage oil.
We don’t know the exact ratios Young Living is using, but that’s not necessarily bad. You can add more of what you like and less of the others. This gives you control over the way it’ll end up smelling.
It’s not hard to learn how to make your own Sensation essential oil blend either. All you need is the 5 essential oils and some mixing and matching. Use an empty glass bottle to mix all 5 essences.
Add in as many drops of each as you’d like, considering their notes. Read more about essential oil notes.
How to use Sensation massage oil? Simply pour a moderate amount on the area you want to massage (back, legs, stomach, etc.). Use gentle movements to allow the other person (or yourself) to relax. You can also learn how to perform a sensual massage here.
For personal lubricants, I don’t recommend using essential oils. They are too strong for the sensitive intimate area and can cause rashes or irritation. They can be used there in case of fungal infections, though only with medical consent.
The uses and benefits of the Young Living Sensation essential oil blend are many and diverse. Once you have it, you’ll know what you’ll want to use it for. The important thing is that you have lots of options to choose from.
Sensation can make you feel good, no matter how and for what you use it. Its ingredients make sure of that.
Is this blend something you’d wish to try? And if you already did, were you satisfied with the results? I’d very much like to know your opinion, so use the comments section to chat.