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How To Use Essential Oils To Add Romance To Your Dessert Recipes

Updated on November 5, 2014

Essential oils for romance

If you're planning a romantic dinner for you and your sweetie, using essential oils can be just the thing you need to add a little romance to your meal. Just one or two drops of the right essential oil can transform just about any dessert recipe into a sense heightening aphrodisiac.

Here are some of my favorite dessert recipes that use those essential oils known to invoke feelings of passion and romance with their erotic taste and scent. You'll also find more ideas so you can incorporate these oils into your very own recipes.

Rose Oil

For a romantic topping to cakes and cupcakes, add 1 drop of rose oil for every one cup of frosting.

For a romantic chocolate mousse, add 1 drop of rose oil for every 2 1/2 cups of mousse.

Add two drops of rose oil to a small card and enclose it in a box of Turkish Delight to infuse each candy with a sweet romantic scent.

Chocolate Rose Souffle

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Picture by avlxyz

Many people would never even attempt a souffle because they think it's too hard. Although the directions are long, this souffle recipe isn't that difficult. Try it and see for yourself!

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 4


  • 4 fresh raspberries
  • 2 Tbs milk chocolate chips
  • melted
  • 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • divided
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 2 Tbs bread flour
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 drops of rose oil
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate liqueur


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
  2. 1. Grease 4 ramekins with butter. Coat each with sugar
  3. 2. Place 1 raspberry and a drizzle of chocolate at the bottom of each cup
  4. 3. In a large bowl, mix the cocoa powder, cornstarch, and a tablespoon of the sugar. Set aside
  5. 4. In a small bowl, mix the butter and flour to form a paste.
  6. 5. In a medium bowl, lightly whisk one egg yolk
  7. 6. Heat the cream to boiling point in a heavy saucepan; then whisk in the flour-butter mixture until it melts. Gradually pour the hot cream into the whisked egg yolk in a steady stream, whisking constantly.
  8. 7. Return the mixture to the saucepan and bring the custard to a simmer over low heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir the custard until it thickens, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in 2 drops of rose oil. Set aside (stir occasionally to keep it smooth).
  9. 8. Combine the remaining egg yolks with the vanilla, liqueur, and the cocoa mixture. Whisk in the warm custard, cover, and set aside.
  10. 9. Whip the egg whites until they are foamy and have quadrupled in volume. Gradually mix in the remaining 3 Tbs of the sugar, whipping until the egg whites are stiff but not dry. Fold 1/3 of the whipped egg whites into the custard to lighten it, using a rubber spatula. Then fold in the remaining whipped egg whites.
  11. 10. Immediately transfer the souffle batter into the ramekins. Make a smooth mound slightly above the rim of each ramekin.
  12. 11. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the souffles have risen and the edges are set. Serve hot
Cast your vote for Easy Chocolate Souffle

Geranium Oil

You can easily make fragranced honey by stirring in 3 drops of geranium oil to 16 ounces of honey.

Sensual Dipping Cream for Fruit - Using Geranium Oil

Fruit Salad with Cream Topping
Fruit Salad with Cream Topping

This cream can be used as a cake topping, as a fruit dip or even just eaten by itself.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2-3 hours

Serves: 2


  • 1/2 cup of cream
  • 2 tbs of sugar
  • 2 drops of geranium oil
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese


  1. 1. Mix cream, sugar and geranium oil in a pan and heat until hot (but not boiling)
  2. 2. Remove from heat and let sit until cold
  3. 3. Once cold, beat mixture into cream cheese until completely blended
  4. 4. Freeze until ready to use

Ylang Ylang Oil

Sugar is one of the easiest foods to infuse with a fragrance. Just add 2 drops of ylang-ylang oil to a piece of paper towel and seal it in the canister of sugar for at least 24 hours. This sugared aphrodisiac is perfect for sprinkling on top of the Rose Infused Chocolate Souffle's.

Ylang-Ylang Infused Fudge

Ylang-ylang is a very popular aphrodisiac who's aroma can be easily infused into chocolates and other sweets.


  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 drops ylang-ylang oil


  1. 1. Place milk chocolate chips, butter and the milk into a large microwave safe bowl.
  2. 2. Microwave on high until until chips are melted. Stir once or twice while cooking. Don't let it boil in the microwave.
  3. 3. Line an 8X8 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Pour in fudge and refrigerate until hardened.
  4. 4. After it sets, cut the fudge into pieces and place in a sealable container.
  5. 5. Place two drops of ylang-ylang oil onto a small piece of paper towel and place in the container with fudge.
  6. 6. Seal container for at least 24 hours.

Jasmine Oil

To add that wow factor to your pudding, add 2 drops of jasmine oil for every one cup of liquid.

If you boil your pudding, add the oil after boiling to ensure you get the full flavor and scent sensation.

I wonder how the Geranium Oil Dipping Cream would taste as a topper for this Jasmine Infused Pudding? If you try it, please come back and let us know.

Butter Icing - Using Jasmine Oil

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Photo by graur razvan ionut

This icing can be used as a dessert filling or a cake icing. This very versatile recipe can be made using any of the oils on this page (or any of your other favorite oils).


  • 1/2 cup of soft butter
  • 3/4 cup of icing sugar
  • 4 drops of essential Jasmine Oil


  1. 1. Beat butter and sugar until it looks fluffy
  2. 2. Add jasmine oil and beat well

Recipe Books Featuring Essential Oils

If you like these recipes and would like to learn more ways to cook with essential oils, these books will give you just what you need.

Essential Flavors: The Simple Art of Cooking With Infused Oils, Flavored Vinegars, Essences, and Elixirs
Essential Flavors: The Simple Art of Cooking With Infused Oils, Flavored Vinegars, Essences, and Elixirs

This is actually a guide on how to infuse oils and vinegars with herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables. But along with that, it also has over 100 easy recipes as a sort of example on how to use each infusion.

Aroma: The Magic of Essential Oils in Foods and Fragrance
Aroma: The Magic of Essential Oils in Foods and Fragrance

This book includes both food and fragrance recipes. The food recipes are somewhat complex and upscale, with some of the ingredients being hard to find. The fragrance recipes are simple enough for anyone to make and even include the recipes to fragrances that are sold on the market.

The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy
The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

This book is a must-have. It includes recipes for food, aromatherapy, medicine, body care, pet care and everything in between. It also explains the health benefits of each essential oil. My favorite thing about this book is that it only includes essential oils that are readily available.


These essential oils can be incorporated into just about any recipe, including breads and cake mixes. However, if the oils are used during the cooking stage they lose a great deal of their fragrance and instead, add just a touch of subtle flavoring. If you want a stronger flavor or fragrance, use the oils in the creams and icings you use to top your desserts.

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    • PaulaMorgan profile image

      Paula Morgan 

      7 years ago from Sydney Australia

      Wow I did not realise you could use essential oils (other than Rose) in cooking great tips.

    • sukkran trichy profile image

      sukkran trichy 

      7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      thanks for the great tips.


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