You’ve probably resorted to a wide variety of tools to help get you and your partner in “the mood.” Maybe you’ve tried to create intimate moments by cuddling while watching a movie, sharing a bottle of wine, cracking the perfect joke, or even just looking at your partner the right way.
But have you ever thought of using essential oils to help set the right mood for you and your partner?
Some research suggests that several different kinds of essential oils contain aphrodisiac properties if you inhale them or place them directly on your skin (especially the parts of your body that are already more...sensitive).
What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy (also called essential oil therapy) has been around for thousands of years and involves smelling the scent of natural plant extracts. These extracts (commonly known as essential oils) can promote health and mental well-being based on which oil you use and how your body responds to it.
Aromatherapy doesn’t have endless amounts of scientific evidence to support it, even though it has begun to gain more recognition in the world of medicine in recent years. Since aromatherapy is what you could see as a “soft science” it’s believed to be seen as both an art and a science. There’s an “art” portion of aromatherapy because some people use essential oil that works well for them while another person could use the same oil, but they don’t experience any of the benefits. People have to try out multiple oils to find what works best.
If you’re thinking of using aromatherapy as an aphrodisiac, you could do so by using a diffuser that has the oil in it. This way you and your partner will be able to smell the oil while you’re having sex. You can also inhale the scent straight from the bottle before sex or apply the oil to your skin and sniff it (if you’re going to be applying the oil to your skin before sex, start out with small amounts and move up over time. An overwhelming amount of one scent could also ruin the mood.)
Essential oils for sex drive
Only certain plants have displayed aphrodisiac properties that can boost both male and female desire and pleasure, so be careful to pick out an essential oil that has positive reviews from other users. Although essential oils have been used in the bedroom for centuries, there’s still limited scientific research that explains why these oils can create a better sexual experience.
You’ll also want to experiment with different essential oils to find the ones that you and your partner prefer. If you like the scent of several oils, don’t feel like you have to stick to just one!
Is CBD an essential oil?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a compound that is found in the cannabis plant family. Typically CBD is taken from hemp plants because a large percentage of the oil that’s extracted will contain CBD and a low level of THC (the element of the hemp plant that could make you “high”).
CBD is similar to essential oils because both are extracted from plants. However, CBD and essential oils behave differently when they interact with your body. CBD works directly with your body endocannabinoid system and is believed to help regulate many of the body’s functions including: sleep, mood, stress, appetite, and yes- even sex function.
Although CBD isn’t technically an essential oil, it can be used as one. Even better, CBD oil can be used as a carrier for other essential oils.
Which Essential Oils & CBD Improve Sex Life?
Some people believe that CBD can act as a sex enhancer when it’s mixed with the right essential oils. This combines the relaxation benefits that CBD can offer along with whatever positives a particular essential oil contains. You should try out several CBD sex enhancers to find which scent works best for you. You can even feel free to try them out by yourself or with a partner!
Lavender CBD oil is a fan favorite for setting a relaxing mood. Breathing in the scent of lavender or applying lavender oils to your skin can help reduce levels of anxiety and stress. Essential oil with scents of lavender could help you relax after a long day and put you in the right mindset to enjoy an intimate moment with your partner.
2. Ylang ylang
Research on essential oils has suggested that inhaling ylang ylang can bring feelings of euphoria and alleviate a sense of depression. One research study even showed a correlation between users applying ylang ylang to their skin and then feeling a sense of improved self-esteem (and can’t we all use a little more self-esteem in our sex lives?)
There isn’t a proven scientific link between ylang ylang and an improved sexual experience (yet), but with the studies that have shown how ylang ylang can help improve mood, it’s not a far stretch for ylang ylang to also play a beneficial role in your love life.
This essential oil is perfect for the lovely ladies looking to improve the way they feel during sex. Researchers have found that women who inhaled sandalwood or placed it on their skin shortly before sex have a higher level of desire for their partner than those who didn’t.
Seen as an oil that can help return sexual balance, cinnamon can act as a sexual stimulant. Cinnamon is unique from other essential oils because it helps increase blood flow and circulation. In turn, this helps to stimulate the immune system and can support the reproductive system. It can even help to heal some sexual issues if you or your partner are struggling to get into the right emotional state.
[Botanima Organics offers an intimate sensual oil that has the perfect amount of cinnamon to help you and your partner experience an increased level of intimacy!]
Jasmine is typically used to help balance out emotional or hormonal systems. It’s typically known for bringing out feelings of positivity and happiness. As a result, it helps to reduce feelings of anxiety, apathy, and a sense of indifference. When Jasmine is used as an aphrodisiac, it could help partners reconnect with a level of intimacy that they haven’t felt for a while.
So what are you waiting for? Check out Botanima Organics’ aphrodisiac oil, which has a combination of the oils mentioned above! Then call up your partner and mix up your next sexual experience by using essential oils!