The Best Aphrodisiac Essential Oils
Certain pure essential oils have powerful aphrodisiac that can enhance your sexual wellbeing and performance.
Essential oils work to bring your mind and body into harmony and balance so you can perform better and enjoy greater personal fulfilment without chemical assistance or side effects.
Remember, essential oils have been around for centuries and are pure medicinal extracts from plants that are 50 to 70 times more potent than the plant itself.
They help to heal all manner of dis-ease, promote wellness and offer amazing benefits to your sexual and emotional wellbeing.
Why Sex Matters
Even without the practical purpose of procreation, our sexual health is an important part of our overall health. For both men and women, sex can actually be used as a medicine, replacing many prescription drugs.
Regular sex can:
- Reduce anxiety and depression
- Promote better heart health
- Boost the immune system
- Improve self-esteem
- Lower blood pressure
- Leads to better relationships
- Provide natural pain relief
- Promote better sleep
- Improves bladder control
- Increase libido
- Reduce the risk of prostate cancer
- Makes new brain cells & increases brain health
In fact, people who have sex 2-3 times a week live longer. So, it's obvious why sex is an important part of your overall health. You can achieve many of these benefits without a partner, but other benefits—like increasing self-esteem and having a better relationship with your partner—do require that second party.
The Best Aphrodisiac Essential Oils
There was a reason the goddess of Love Aphrodite famously used rose petals in her seductions and why the Kamasutra encourages the use of fragrance: scent is a potent aphrodisiac.
It's been shown that some scents have been known to trigger instant arousal and women with a stronger sense of smell have more orgasms.
Here are some of the best aphrodisiac essential oils that you can use in massage creams, in a bath, or in diffusers to help heighten your sexual experience.
Learn more: The Amazing Healing Benefits of Lavender.
2. Clary Sage
Also renowned as an effective essential oil for relaxation, clary sage has been shown to drastically reduce stress hormones.
3. Ylang Ylang
Ylang ylang essential oil can promote feelings of euphoria and an increased sense of self-esteem. Use as part of your pre-sex aromatherapy for incredible results.
When inhaled before and during sex, sandalwood essential oil increases desire and arousal. This woodsy scent can bring you back into your body so you can be fully aware of all sensations.
Jasmine essential oil is an oil that balances emotions and hormones. It can bring out empowered sexuality while also diminishing feelings of apathy, anxiety, and depression.
This is an intensely physical essential oil with an earthy aroma. Used to reduce anxiety, patchouli essential oil can also relax inhibitions.
By promoting good circulation, rose essential oil can encourage blood flow throughout the body for a heightened sexual experience.
Bergamot is a stimulating oil of self-acceptance and can reduce feelings of apprehension and tension.
How to Use These Aphrodisiac Essential Oils
One of the most erotic ways to use essential oils to increase sex drive is in conjunction with massage. You can either use a diffuser or massage the oil into the skin.
It's important to note that when applying essential oils to your skin, you should always use a carrier oil, like coconut oil or olive oil. Use 1-2 drops of essential oil per tablespoon of carrier oil and mix well before using. Also, never be apply oils directly to the genital area since the area is sensitive and the potent oils can cause irritation.
Another important tip is to use 100% pure essential oils. We recommend doTERRA. doTERRA is certified as the highest quality and contains no chemical additives or artificial perfumes that can irritate your senses. Shop our collection of doTERRA essential oils here.
You can also add a few drops of your essential oil of choice to a bath to help get you and/or your partner in the mood.
However, you decide to use these aphrodisiac essential oils, remember that taking care of your sexual health is an important form of self care. Sex isn't taboo—it's a vital part of your wellbeing and your sexual wellness deserves and needs to be nurtured.
Tolman Self Care.