Sexual health is an important part of overall health care. Essential oils and aromatherapy reduce stress levels and help increase libido by adding a touch of passion and eroticism to intimate experiences.
People have been using aromatic plants, essential oils and floral waters for centuries to improve their intimate mood. The mechanism by which essential oils stimulate sexual desire is by activating areas of the limbic system (a functional system made up of several structures of the brain). The limbic system is the part of the brain that plays an important role in sexual arousal because it produces brain chemicals and neurotransmitters that regulate emotions, behavior, smell, long-term memory and even libido.
What exactly are aphrodisiacs?
Aphrodisiacs are special substances of plant or animal origin, under the influence of which a person increases his passion, sensuality and sexual desire. Any essential oil that helps to reduce stress, which is often an obstacle to sexual arousal, can play the role of a sensory stimulant and in this sense can be called an aphrodisiac.
How do essential oils affect sexual desire?
In the first place, essential oils reduce pain, stress levels, feelings of anxiety and irritability, depressive symptoms, they increase energy levels and enhance moods and sharpen sensory sensations. A review of the problem of erectile dysfunction in men, published in PubMed in 2017, linked depression and anxiety with decreased libido and an increased risk of sexual dysfunction.
Secondly, essential oils enhance the intensity of the experience and arousal by stimulating blood flow to the genitals and improve overall blood circulation, increase potency, stimulate the activity of endocrine glands, "remove" frigidity, prevent premature ejaculation and increase duration.
Last but not least, essential oils increase sensuality, passion, sexual desire and erogenous sensitivity, liberate, give emotions erotic meaning and sophistication.
The aroma of clary sage essential oil has an interesting, deep and sweet aroma that acts as an antidepressant and has a positive effect on hormones in the body, balancing estrogen and progesterone levels and reducing cortisol levels in the body. And as we know, cortisol is the main hormone that reduces libido. Clary sage essential oil also soothes and harmonizes and enhances sensitivity.
Lavender was a favorite of French priestesses of love. They sprayed the beds with it. Lavender essential oil is a classic aphrodisiac that "tunes" us to a romantic wave. The specific aroma of lavender acts as an antidepressant, successfully fights depression and at the same time encourages tenderness and helps us to feel happy. The aroma of lavender gives the senses real pleasure, stimulates sexual desire, and this in turn promotes a more subtle, sensual and erotic experience.
In the Mediterranean regions, basil essential oil is known as a love talisman and sexual stimulant. The aroma of the essential oil increases blood flow and stimulates microcirculation in the genital area, increases libido and restores normal sexual behavior in a natural way.
Winter savory essential oil also stimulates blood circulation and has a warming effect on the body. It is a proven natural aphrodisiac that increases energy and stimulates desire, increases libido, sexual sensitivity, vitality and general well-being of the body.
Sexual health increases vitality and fights the aging process, and sex is a way to connect with your partner in the most intimate way possible. Use the power of essential oils to make your sex life even more exciting and satisfying.