AROMATHERAPY AS APHRODESIAC?
A primer on aromatherapy for
"For the sense of smell, almost more than
any other, has the power
to recall memories, and it is a pity that you use it so
--Rachel Carson (1907-1964)
Aromatherapy as aphrodesiac?
Aromatherapy... it's for real,
guys! Throughout history, man has
used the scents from plants, flowers and herbs for medicinal
purposes... but also to enhance sexual intimacy and lift the emotions.
Once you know the basics of this ancient healing art, you can use
it to create a peaceful mood in your home... induce harmony between
you two... and also set the stage for romance.
Essential oils are
distilled from various plant materials. The
aromatic concentrate can then be utilized in different ways to
spread it's pleasurable healing scent. The oils can be infused
in candles, or dispensed into the air from heating diffusers, added
to bath water, or used as massage oil (more on that later).
We have brought together a small but interesting
array of diffusers to get you started in aromatherapy. Some are electric, and
can spread the aromas over a larger area. But the candle diffusers are elegant,
and we love the classy look of them.
AROMATHERAPY AS APHRODESIAC?
ESSENTIAL OILS CONDUCIVE
OILS FOR ROMANCE:
Ylang Ylang- From the exotic
yellow flower of a tropical
evergreen tree. It creates a pleasant mood and
outlook, and dispels anger; believed to create strong
sexual and romantic desire.
Jasmine- The "scent of angels",
Jasmine is the King of
oils. Long favored as an aphrodisiac, it is often used in
potions". It was reportedly used by Cleopatra on
Antony. Jasmine is
an intense aroma that produces
optimism and good will. Works
well for men and women
to inspire romantic feelings.
Ah, the rich sensual scent of the rose. But did you
know it's also considered a powerful aphrodisiac? It is
emotionally cleansing and healing, which helps promote
harmony between lovers.
Patchouli- This earthy,
musky scent from India is also
considered an aphrodisiac. Great scent for the
The smell of basil is
stimulating to the mind. Use it
to wake him up and get his attention.
Neroli (orange blossom)- Delicate
and sensual, this aroma
creates a relaxing and sensual mood, and is
particularly suited for stressful, anxious times. Helps
promote loving, comforting feelings.
Cinnamon- This spicy scent is a
"comfort food" and helps
get men in the mood for love.
Cedarwood: Essence of this
majestic evergreen inspires
confidence and quiet strength. A relaxing, soothing
Pick and choose the essential oils that intrigue you then... order 'em up for
your new diffuser:
SUGGESTED READING & DECODERS
Aromatherapy as aphrodesiac...
Advanced practitioners of aromatherapy actually create blends of oils for
specific medicinal, therapeutic or sexual purposes. If you'd like to learn
more about aromatherapy techniques, check out one of these books, or spin
the wheel on one of the decoders to have aromatherapy recipes and applications
at your fingertips...