What turns you on?
Love may turn you on. Lust turns you on — Clean, ironed sheets, watching your partner undress, smelling his scent across the room, turns you on. But what can you do when you are not indeed turned on, and yet you really want to make love — perhaps because he just got home after a week and you want him inside you.
Several factors can affect your sex life and sensuality — stress, hormonal imbalance, alcohol overuse, erectile dysfunction, other underlying disorders, etc.
Well, you can make use of some scientifically proven natural aphrodisiacs to stimulate your sensuality and sexual urge. Research shows that aromatherapy using essential oils may increase libido, sexual pleasure, performance, and potency.
Here are some of the best aphrodisiac essential oils to spice up your sexual life and sensuality.
1. Lavender Oil
The purple-colored lavender herb is native to Mediterranean regions and Northern Africa. The spikey lavender flower tops are steam distilled to make the essential oil. It’s one of the most famous essential oils in aromatherapy. The oil has several cosmetic and medical uses.
There are numerous studies conducted on the therapeutic benefits of lavender oil. The oil has active anti-inflammatory, analgesic, sedative, anti-stress, anti-anxiety, and aphrodisiac qualities.
A study published in the Journal of Menopausal Medicine in 2019 confirms the positive effects of lavender oil in inducing better sleep, sexual desire, and feelings of happiness among menopausal women.
The researchers conducted three trials among the participants. Lavender oil in capsule form and aromatherapy could improve the sexual desire in them. Menopausal women also experienced a reduction in stress and anxiety level. Using lavender oil during lovemaking may prove to be a useful aphrodisiac tool.
2. Jasmine Oil
The sweet-smelling Jasmine essential oil comes from the flowers of Jasminum officinale or Jasmine plants. The aromatic molecules in Jasmine oil have stimulating effects on the limbic or nervous system. The essential oil is said to have therapeutic effects on the skin, mental, and sexual health.
Numerous studies confirm the efficacy of jasmine oil in improving mood, sleep; reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. A 2010 study in Thailand showed that Jasmine oil massage might stimulate sexual arousal, vigor, mood, and reduce depression in humans.
3. Rose Oil
Rose essential oil is distilled from the petals of several rose species — damask rose, the white rose of York, and cabbage rose. The aromatic oil has anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), aphrodisiac, and skin healing properties.
The application of rose oil on your skin or inhaling the oil in aromatherapy can activate the limbic system. The oil can regulate, feel-good hormones, and stimulate your sensual desires.
Studies show that rose oil has a relaxing effect on the mind that can relieve stress and anxiety. You can perfume your body with rose oil blends or use it in the bath during lovemaking.
4. Ylang Ylang Oil
Ylang ylang essential oil originates from the flowers of Cananga odorata plants. The plant grows abundantly in the Philippines and Indonesia. The aromatic oil has many proven therapeutic values.
The oil abounds in the chemical compound linalool. This bioactive property has stress-relieving qualities in humans. Moreover, the use of ylang-ylang oil in aromatherapy has shown numerous positive effects on human physiological parameters. The oil is traditionally used as an aphrodisiac in aromatherapy positively influences the heart rate, pulse rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure. This way, ylang-ylang oil can create a relaxing effect on the body and during sex.
5. Clary Sage Oil
Clary sage is a medicinal plant that is native to the Mediterranean regions. All the parts of the plant — flowers, leaves, roots, stems, seeds, etc. are used to make various alternative medicines. Clary sage essential oil is popular in aromatherapy.
A 2014 research study in the Phytotherapy Research Journal claims that clary sage oil has antidepressant-like effects on menopausal women. The essential oil can reduce the depression levels in this age group and may positively affect their sex life.
Aphrodisiac Essential Oil Blend for Sensual Massage
An essential oil massage may soothe, energize, and arouse you sexually. A sense-dizzying, muscle-melting massage is both sexual and sensual for the kneader and the needy. It can make you both hungry for love. The aroma of the essential oil blend can intensify the urges and make sex a satisfying experience.
Here’s an essential oil blend recipe for sensual body massage.
- Six drops of clary sage oil
- One drop of rose oil
- One drop of jasmine oil
- Two tablespoons of carrier oil (coconut oil)
Pour all the essential oils in a roll-on glass bottle. Add the lightweight carrier oil, preferably fractionated coconut oil. Blend the solutions thoroughly.
This essential oil blend can be safely applied to the skin for massage unless you have dermal problems. The essential oil massage may relieve stress, boost libido, and sexual performance.
Historically people in different cultures have used various natural substances as aphrodisiacs to boost libido, sexual pleasure, and performance. Natural aphrodisiacs have no risk of side effects. Essential oils are the essences of various herbs and flowers traditionally used as aphrodisiacs. Modern scientific research confirms that some of the essential oils may relieve stress, boost circulation, uplift mood, and positively affect the limbic system. This way, these oils work as natural aphrodisiacs for better sensuality and sex life. Some of the best aphrodisiac essential oils are lavender, ylang-ylang, rose, clary sage, and jasmine essential oils. You may use them in aromatherapy or as a massage oil to spice up your sex life.