There are many ways to implement aromatherapy practices into your romantic evening to fully embrace and enjoy the alone time you spend with your partner. So, let's discuss the best essential oils with aphrodisiac properties to help you set the mood.
Why You Should Use Aphrodisiac Essential Oils
Aphrodisiacs are anything that stimulates sexual desire in an individual. This could be a food, beverage, drug, or – as we use with aromatherapy – smell. Aphrodisiacs have long been used by many cultures, such as the Egyptians and the Greeks, and we see them pop up more often in stores every year around Valentine’s Day.
However, you do not need a holiday for an excuse to utilize aphrodisiac essential oils. Essential oils are simple to use even on a daily basis, thanks to their generally inexpensive pricing and many methods for implementation. A healthy sex life is one of the cornerstones of any good relationship, so making the effort and going the extra mile to make an evening a romantic one is crucial.
How Aphrodisiac Essential Oils Work
Essential oils are known to have therapeutic properties for a number of different reasons. Aphrodisiac oils specifically have properties that instigate feelings of love and romance. In fact, they are great to utilize if you do have a big, romantic event planned, such as a marriage proposal.
When you inhale an aroma of aphrodisiac essential oil, the brain is stimulated in the area in charge of emotions and moods. Some people find specific scents very appealing, because they stimulate certain physical and emotional responses. Those that invoke arousal or feelings of romance do so because they are aphrodisiacs.
Best Aphrodisiac Essential Oils
Here are some of the best essential oils with aphrodisiac properties:
Orange blossom: This essential oil, also known as neroli, is popular in weddings, thanks to the aphrodisiac properties it gives off. It is also calming, which is great for to-be brides and grooms – it works to both stimulate the senses and calm the nerves at once, making for a particularly relaxing and mood-setting essential oil. It is a wonderful scent all on its own, thanks to the orange floral undertones and heady aroma.
Patchouli: You may have heard this essential oil described as being “for hippies,” and there is certainly truth to that; it became very popular during the free love movement of the 1960s. But Patchouli has been around for much longer than that. In fact, it was a very common perfume base in 1800s Europe, where it was introduced from Eastern countries. The earthy aroma is very rich, and invokes strong reactions from people. Make sure your partner loves it before introducing it to a romantic evening – they very well may not!
Rose: Of course, Rose essential oil must be on this list. What is more romantic than a bouquet of roses? The Egyptians, Romans and Greeks all used roses in romance and seduction.
While pure Rose essential oil can be expensive, many people feel that it is worth it. When purchasing, however, be sure you are actually buying pure Rose oil, and not one that is filled with synthetic chemicals. Rose essential oil can be used sparingly and still achieve a great romantic effect. Add a few drops to your favorite lotion and enjoy an aromatherapy massage. Rose is the perfect essential oil to use on its own in a hot bath, too. The fragrance itself is not as sweet as you may think, thanks to its rich base notes, but still provides the sweetly floral scent you may be looking for when it comes to setting the romantic mood.
Sandalwood: This scent is often associated with men’s fragrances and is known to have relaxing properties. It is even a popular scent for burning incense. Its common use in luxury perfumes is thanks to its aphrodisiac properties, too. It can be quite pricey, but thankfully, the base note can be used sparingly to invoke a large feeling of romance. It is quite woody, which makes it a great choice if you or your partner do not care for floral fragrances.
Ylang Ylang: You may not have heard of Ylang Ylang essential oil yet, but it is certainly enjoyable! The flowers of the tropical tree that it is extracted from are definitely connected to the romantic associations one might have with Ylang Ylang. The sweet and floral-balsamic scent of Ylang Ylang is very rich, and works well all on its own. It falls somewhere between a full floral orange blossom or Rose and a rich Sandalwood – the perfect romantic compromise of an essential oil.
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