Essential oils are well know for their ability to help ward of cold and flu. They are also fantastic for relieving stress that builds up over a busy work day. Did you know that essential oils can also be used for romance and to boost euphoric feelings?
Essential oils used for romance are called aphrodisiacs. An aphrodisiac is a substances that can enhance sexual pleasure or sexual desire. Aphrodisiacs energize the physical body and mind by increasing circulation which in turn provides for an elevated feeling within the entire body, including the sexual organs and emotions.
Essential oils are mood enhancing substances that can affect the circulatory system, hormonal system and nervous system. Each of these systems play a part is romantic arousal which is why using an essential oil that you have an affinity for can have a positive effect on your romantic passions!
Aromatherapy is a subtle art of combining aromatic molecules (essential oils) together in a carrier so that the finished product adds a gentle, positive nudge toward your desired outcome of wellness, or in this case in arousal! When you are choosing essential oils for your romantic experience keep in mind which oils you both enjoy and remember that less scent is better. You don’t want to overwhelm the senses but give them just a hint of what it is longing for so that it reaches for more.
Common aphrodisiac essential oils are:
- Ylang- Ylang
- Clary Sage
Three excellent methods to use aphrodisiac essential oils are by room scenting, baths and massage.
Room scenting involves misting pillows and sheets with one of or a mixture of these scents. Vaporizing these scents using a water diffuser or candle diffuser is also another excellent method for room scenting.
A bath with a few of your favorite essential oils mixed into epsom salt is a relaxing way to start an evening of romance. This can be followed with an aromatherapy massage.
Using essential oils for romance is a delicate and personal way to make time spent with your lover even more memorable and special. Give it a try next time you are looking to add more romance to your night.
Recipes to try:
Essential Oil Blend to Diffuse
Into the dish of a candle diffuser add the required amount of water for the diffuser then add 5-6 drops total essential oil.
Ginger 2 drops
Bergamot 2 drops
Cedarwood 2 drops
Using 2 cups of epsom salts add no more than 6 drops total essential oil. Throughly mix the oil into the epsom salts then dissolve into a full tub of warm water.
Bergamot 2 drops
Clary Sage 1 drop
Ylang-Ylang 1 drop
Jasmine 2 drops
Using 30 ml of your favorite vegetable carrier oil, such as Rice Bran Oil, Sunflower Oil or Coconut oil add up to 6 drops total essential oil.
Jasmine 1 drop
Sweet Orange 3 drops
Sandalwood 2 drops
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ENJOY your Romantic experience using essential oils!!
Safety concerns to keep in mind when using essential oils:
Remember to always properly dilute essential oils before use.
Always avoid mucous membranes
Research the safety of the oil you want to use before using it. For example some oils are not safe for people with epilepsy or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Refer to this educational site for more information on essential oil safety before using essential oils