Turn Up the Heat with These Essential Oils for Romance
I’ve been seeing more red around lately in the supermarkets and candy appearing out of no where. How can it almost be Valentines already?
Time sure does fly doesn’t it. Well, in honor of this day, whether you celebrate or not, with your loved ones, your friends, or enjoying the day for yourself, I thought it would be an appropriate time to write a little post about the best essential oils for romance.
Turn up the heat
Yes, there are oils with aphrodisiac properties that help induce loving feelings and spice up your bedroom love life!
These oils are popularly used for setting the right mood during a wedding proposal, your Valentine’s dinner, or on any special romantic occasion. Heck it doesn’t even have to be special, use them when you want to boost your confidence or add a little pep into your step.
They work through their aroma, which affects your body once inhaled through the nose.
With the nose’s direct connection with the brain, inhaling aphrodisiac oils stimulates the brain’s limbic system. This is the part of the brain that governs moods and emotions by triggering romantic feelings.
Help treat low libido
Essential oils for romance are not only useful for creating romantic feelings and spicing up special occasions. It also helps manage a low libido problem or reduced sexual desire. Low libido in men can often result in erectile dysfunction and is common in men aged over 65.
Women, however, suffer from low libido throughout their life, thanks to their hormones. Low libido is not something to be ashamed of, it’s natural and you’re most definitely not alone if you experience this.
But don’t let this get you down, using essential oils is a great, easy, effective way to bring back some romance, intimacy and even sex in your life! With so many other uses, it makes sense that there would be a way to use essential oils for sex.
Common causes of low libido
There are various reasons for low libido ranging from everyday habits to the more complicated problems. The most common causes are:
- Illness- If illnesses like obesity and heart health lower your sexual instincts and response; it’s recommended to use aphrodisiac oils with your doctor’s guidance.
- Alcohol- Many people have a glass of wine or something stronger at the end of a long day for stress relief. However, they don’t realize it’s prolonged and extensive use can also lead to reduced intimacy and libido.
- Stress- This is the culprit for most health problems, including low libido. Stress with relationships, handling kids, monetary issues and work usually result in lowered intimacy levels and reduced desire. It makes sense you don’t want to cuddle if you’re in a bad mood.
- Hormones-Hormonal changes are related to various factors like age, stress, menopause, disease, and pregnancy. You have to be patient to see improvement in your sex life if your low libido is due to hormonal changes as the body takes longer to respond.
Essential oils for romance
While many essential oils you can use to increase your sex drive, you’ll might be interested to know that there are some oils that give better results in men, and some that are better for women!
It’s true that most women have a lower sexual drive than men, but a combination of neroli and clary sage, will have you feeling more sensuous. Ask for a massage, use them in a bath, or with a diffuser in your bedroom to set the mood.
Men respond better to scents such as ylang-ylang and patchouli. Rose, sandalwood and clary sage help with impotence.
The oils can be utilized in various ways like with a diffuser, in a sprayer, for massage, and lots more. It’s left to you to use your creativity to incorporate these oils into your everyday routine and boost your mood and libido!
Essential oils for love
Rose essential oil
This is calming oil that helps reduce anxiety and has been since long been used for its aphrodisiacal benefits. Rose has always been romantic and is often used by lovers to woo their partners, the perfect seductive essential oils.
The oil is expensive as several thousand rose petals distill an ounce of the oil. You’ll only need a few drops in blends, massage lotions, in your bath or diffuser for both of you to enjoy.
Neroli essential oil
Neroli essential oil is also called orange blossom. It’s used mostly in weddings for its aphrodisiac properties and for keeping the bride calm on her special day. The oil has an intoxicating aroma and is a balanced perfume on its own like rose essential oil.
Inhaling the oil a few times a day creates calming and balancing effects, gives relief from menopausal symptoms, improves your libido and sexual desire and even reduces blood pressure in postmenopausal women.
Sandalwood essential oil
Sandalwood essential oil is known for its meditative and relaxing properties, but it also has aphrodisiac properties and is occasionally used in high-class perfumes. As its base note oil, it’s expensive and is utilized carefully.
It’s woody, and balsamic aroma pleases those who don’t like floral fragrances. All it takes is a drop in a massage lotion or bath for a romantic feel!
Ylang ylang essential oil
Ylang ylang essential oil is famous for its aphrodisiac properties and is one of the most popular essential oils for sex. It has a smooth, flowery fragrance that appeals to everyone, and has always been used for love and romance.
It has a sweet and rich floral-balsamic aroma and is often used as a tonic to overcome sexual problems. It can also be diffused, inhaled or used as massage oil with your favorite carrier oil.
Patchouli essential oil
Patchouli essential oil is base note oil with an earthy and rich aroma. It’s just what can help you re-capture the feeling of free love you once had with your partner!
Clary sage essential oil
Clary sage essential oil is ideal if your low libido is because of hormonal imbalances during menopause. Studies have proven that inhaling hormone-balancing clary sage essential oil creates an anti-depressant effect on women going through menopause.
Diffusing or periodically inhaling clary sage essential oil can help you relax, get in the mood and rebalance your hormones.
Essential oil blends
These essential oil blends help relieve everyday stress, improve your libido and also creates a spark in your relationship once again. The mixture can be diffused or used as soothing massage oil after diluting with carrier oils like almond and coconut oils.
Blend recipe: The blend is easy to make; just mix two drops each of neroli, ylang-ylang and rose essential oils and add a drop into a diffuser.
Alternative: mixing highly diluted ylang-ylang, clary sage and rose essential oils. Use 1% oils or mix three drops of the blend with your chosen carrier oil for a pleasant body massage oil or lubricant.
Another easy recipe:
- 5 drops of patchouli
- 4 drops each of rose and sandalwood essential oils
- 2 drops ylang-ylang
Mix and use in your bath or diffuser.
It’s now time for you to try out these essential oils for love romance, and add some spice to your life!