Essential oils have long been used for physical and emotional health, but did you know that they can also give your sexual health a boost? If your love life is in a slump, essential oils can help bring back some of the romance and heat.
How do essential oils help?
Essential oils work by stimulating areas of the brain that work to get in the mood for love. For example, they can activate the limbic system of the brain that taps into memories and emotions related to your sexual drive and desires.
When small particles from the oils enter the air and you breathe them in, those molecules bind to receptors that trigger the brain. Without any harsh chemicals or side effects, you can get quick benefits.
Which essential oils should I use?
There are many essential oils that can help trigger feelings of love, passion, and sexual desire. Ylang ylang is an essential oil that’s found in many lotions and bath products. It is also an aphrodisiac that especially helps women to turn up the volume on romance.
Spicy essential oils such as cedarwood, patchouli, and sandalwood can turn any encounter into a sensual one. These are known to be aphrodisiacs that can relax the body and mind and prepare you to focus on the here and now.
Neroli is oil derived from orange blossoms. This has been known as an aphrodisiac since at least Victorian times when brides carried orange blossom in their bouquets to help relax them for the big day and get them in the mood.
Rose oil was used in ancient times as an aphrodisiac. Consider that the lovely scent of a dozen roses and imagine that it takes thousands of rose petals to make just a small vial of rose oil. There’s a lot of romance in every drop.
How do I use essential oils for romance?
There are many ways to use essential oils. One of the easiest solutions is to diffuse them in your home. You can save them for the bedroom but you can also use them in other areas of the house to help you calm your mind and body and prepare for romantic time.
Massage is a wonderful way for couples to focus on the moment and develop physical intimacy. Adding a few drops of essential oils to fractionated coconut oil can give you the perfect massage oil.
You can also add essential oils to lotions to allow you to have the scent on all day. Starting early in the day to think about romance can heighten the experience later when you finally have time alone with your partner.
A nice bubble bath can be a romantic way to slow down and enjoy physical intimacy. Adding essential oils to bath salts or just a few drops directly in bathwater can give you the aromatherapy benefits while you soak.
Essential oils can also be used in place of perfumes and colognes to help you and your partner get in the mood. Some essential oils can be used directly on the skin while others need to be diluted. Make sure to check for safety before applying directly to the skin.