Essential oils affect our bodies in different ways. You can channel their powers for a more exciting time in the bedroom. Here are five essential oils to try.
This scent is floral and makes you feel emotionally warm. It’s been used throughout history for attraction and romance. Plus, it has been known to help with sexual problems such as lack of sex drive or impotence. Its sensual smell will definitely boost your mood.
Egyptian goddess Cleopatra used to enjoy rose petals in her bath. Rose essential oil is highly relaxing and rejuvenating, so it’s great for diminishing any anxiety or stress before you head to the bedroom. Rose oil also acts through the heart chakra, which means that it is said to unify physical and spiritual love.
Sandalwood is an aphrodisiac so it helps to stimulate libido, make you feel more desirable and boost your mood. It’s also great for impotence, so it’s a must try. For an interesting way to use this woody scent, mix it in a spray bottle with 6 teaspoons of purified water and 6 teaspoons of vodka, then spritz it onto your pillows!
4. Ylang Ylang
This earth-toned essential oil helps to boost libido and attraction. You’ll feel more energetic too, which is great after a tiring day! You don’t need a lot of this special oil – simply dip a cotton bud in it and place it near the bed. This also prevents you from using too much as high doses can lead to euphoria and cause headaches or nausea (talk about a mood killer!).
5. Orange Blossom
Awaken your senses with orange blossom essential oil, otherwise known as Neroli, an intoxicating fragrance with floral notes. Victorian brides used to wear orange blossom sprigs in their headdresses to stimulate romance on their wedding nights and calm their nerves.
- When using essential oils, take care if you have a medical condition such as respiratory problems or high blood pressure. It’s also safer not to use any during your first trimester of pregnancy. You should always consult with a doctor if you are pregnant as some essential oils, such as jasmine and rose, should not be used at any stage during pregnancy.
- We associate memories with different smells, so you should try out essential oils before bringing them into the bedroom to ensure they are not linked to any bad memories or feelings.
- Go easy with them. Essential oils can have sedative effects in large quantities, so you want to use them in small doses. Since they are quite powerful when used on the skin, it’s always a good idea to dilute them with carrier oils such as almond or jojoba before a romantic massage.
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