by Ashley Stone
Essential oils have been used for ages to entice romance and enhance sensuality and physical pleasure. We know through modern science that the effectiveness of essential oils has a great deal to do with brain chemistry. The scent of an aphrodisiac essential oil stimulates the limbic lobe of the brain and activates the hypothalamus, the small part of the brain that acts as our body’s hormone control center.
It impacts our energy levels, regulates the healthy production of hormones and stimulates our romantic desires. This means that essential oils can positively benefit your sensuality, improving your libido and even helping with concerns like erectile dysfunction and frigidity.
There are several essential oils that, when applied to the skin, give wonderful sensations. Others can help bring out passionate, euphoric feelings. You can use essential oils while bathing or in hot tubs, in perfumes and massage oils, or in the bedroom on sheets and pillows. They can also be diffused into the air.
The most commonly used aphrodisiac and romantic essential oils include jasmine, rose, ylang, ylang and sandalwood. Clary sage is known to generate arousal. Here is more information about each of these essential oils:
Clary sage oil is relaxing and sensual and can help you feel euphoric. Traditionally used to promote hormonal balance, clary sage contains natural phytoestrogens that support normal estrogen function within the body. This oil can decrease inhibitions, counteracting feelings of negativity a and arouse the emotions, giving a sense of well-being.
Jasmine is a strong sensual stimulant. It is considered an aphrodisiac oil because of its powerful erogenous effect on human senses. It works by positively influencing the nervous system. Used in the art of seduction, it is a rich, emotionally warming and exquisite oil that boosts confidence and elevates sexual awareness to a new level.
Rose oil has a strong affinity with the feminine, particularly the female reproductive cycle. It is an excellent oil for issues related to infertility, sexual fears and problems, and menopause. It is a natural mood lifter, helping to improve serotonin and other neuropeptides in the brain. It has a beautiful, strong floral and sweet fragrance most commonly associated with love and romance. True rose oil can be more expensive than other essential oils because it takes several thousand rose petals to distill just one ounce of rose oil.
Sandalwood is an ancient oil well known for its meditative and hormone balancing properties. It is a natural aphrodisiac that can help increase libido, especially for men. It is an effective support for healthy testosterone levels in both men and women. It has a rich, sweet, warm and woody aroma that is enticing, erotic and soothing to the senses. It encourages emotional openness and can help elevate physical intimacy to a higher form of union.
Ylang ylang enhances attraction between lovers, intensifying feelings of sensuality and tenderness while boosting the libido. It can lessen feelings of sexual inadequacy and acts as a natural impotence remedy. It possesses aphrodisiac properties as it elevates sexual energy and stimulates passion, increasing attraction between partners. Petals of this beautiful yellow flower are often strewn across marriage beds in Indonesia. It has a rich, sweet, floral-balsamic aroma that brings feelings of joy.
Ashley Stone is a nutrition and health coach who promotes the use of essential oil products to restore health, recover from deficiencies and address disease. She is a master herbalist of 20 years and healed herself of stage 3 cervical cancer 15 years ago. For more information, visit www.stoneoils.com or call 210-843-5179.