Has a low libido got you feeling self-conscious in the bedroom? Sure, it may be a natural part of the aging process, however a lack of sex drive can be avoidable. Increasing your libido can be done naturally with the aid of aromatherapy.
You’ve probably heard the word “aromatherapy” used in passing many times throughout your life. Chances are that you just brushed it off as just another marketing ploy designed to entice your wife to purchase a particular dish soap. In some cases, you might be right. However, when used correctly, aromatherapy has been scientifically proven to have a positive impact on the lives of many. One of those positive differences is a stronger sex drive.
Here is how aromatherapy can be used to effectively help increase your libido.
Aromatherapy Through the Years
To have a better understanding as to how aromatherapy can make such a big difference in your libido, you first need to know where it comes from. This natural practice uses the essential oils of plants.
Like all living things, plants are made up of thousands of chemicals that are unique to that particular plant. Aromatherapy uses the distinct properties of these chemicals to heal the body naturally. In fact, many plants have been used since the beginning of time to treat ailments. Christopher Columbus and cohorts traveled with oranges because their peels healed scurvy. Native Americans used rose water to treat chest congestions. Ancient Egyptians used peppermint to aid with stomach pains.
What our ancestors didn’t know then that we know now is the reason why these fruits and vegetables have such strong medicinal properties are because of the oils within their peels and seeds. This breakthrough discovery happened in 1937 when French chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé burned his hand during an experiment gone awry. Looking to alleviate the burning sensation, he stuck his hand into the nearest barrel of liquid. To his delight, he placed it in lavender oil. The chemist wrote of the experience, ““Just one rinse with lavender essence stopped ‘the gasification of the tissue.’” Gattefossé penned this quote in a book entitled, Aromatherapie, which has since evolved into the aromatherapy that we know today.
5 Essential Oils to Help Boost Libido
Much like you would turn to a steak for protein over cauliflower, not every essential oil has the same benefits. The way aromatherapy works is that we inhale scents through our nostrils. The smell immediately triggers neurons that then carry signals through the olfactory bulb, and to the brain.
These signals depend on the chemicals within the aromas we smell as the neurons in our nostrils have chemical reactions with the aromatic molecules of essential oils.
Here are 5 essential oils that stimulate the neurons in the brain that trigger an increased libido.
What is more romantic than roses? Not only do the ladies love receiving them, but men’s libidos love the smell. As we mentioned earlier, when we inhale a scent, it enters the olfactory bulb. The olfactory bulb is the only pathway to the central nervous system’s limbic system. The limbic system is where our hormones are created. As the hormones in this area of the brain become aroused by the scent of rose oil, so do male body parts.
Sandalwood oil is known to relieve tension throughout the body as well as lower blood pressure. Stress and high blood pressure are two factors that can cause a decrease in sex drive or impotence. As blood pressure regulates, oxygen is free to move through arteries in the body, including the penis. A healthy flow of blood through the nether regions can go a long way in strengthening the libido.
Clary Sage Oil
Clary sage oil is great for those who are looking for a little more adventure in the bedroom. This mind-boosting oil helps those who inhale its aroma dig a little deeper into their creative side. It allows for focus on the task-at-hand, including pleasing your significant other in the bedroom. Clary sage is also an aphrodisiac for women that may also alleviate pains associated with PMS.
This is one of the most calming oils in the world. Jasmine oil has the innate ability to battle depression, overworked nerves, anxiety, and a lot of other ailments that can lead to a decreased libido. Use of jasmine oil has been linked to an increase of confidence and an overall feeling of euphoria.
This oil is very versatile in combating a number of issues related to a low libido. Ylang ylang oil has a balancing effect on the nervous system. If you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed, it brings a sense of calm to your body. If you are feeling overly lethargic, ylang ylang oil can help you rediscover that pep in your step. Ylang ylang oil can also prevent conditions such as Hyperpnea (shallow and fast breaths) and Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat). Fighting off these sorts of ailments can aid men in achieving arousal.
How to Use Essential Oils
There are many ways to use essential oils in your everyday life to ensure that your libido continues a gradual increase.
Mix a few drops of any of the above mentioned essential oils into a diffuser filled with distilled water. Once you turn on the diffuser, go about your day. It will mist fresh scents into the room, not only purifying the air you breathe but increasing your libido. Feel free to mix and match any of the above essential oils, or try pairing them with others to make a blend that will get both yourself and your loved one in the mood.
Any of these essential oils can be mixed with thicker oils to create a silky, sexy body lotion. Thicker oils that can be used to make a nice massage blend to share with your partner include c, coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, and olive oil. Not only do these oils mixed together smell great, but the chemicals in them will increase your libido. Give your loved one a nice massage and everyone’s libido will go through the roof.
Draw a romantic bath for two with a few drops of the above essential oils. You two will be ready to move things to the bedroom in no time…that is if you make it there.
Essential Oils and the Libido
As we age, our bodies change. It doesn’t mean that they’re broken. They just need to be cared for differently. Instead of popping prescriptions with a litany of side effects, try a natural path. Using essential oils will not only get your libido ramped up, but it will get your loved one in the mood too.
Whether it be a diffuser, making a lotion, or drawing a bath, it is easy to use essential oils in your everyday life. Not only will you be doing your body a service, but you will be doing a service to your partner’s as well.