The Effect of Aromatherapy on Sex and Sensuality

April 27, 2009 by  
Filed under Aromatherapy

For human beings, love is the elixir of life. The absence of love can dry up an individual. And without love, and its corollary, sex, life on earth will not continue also. People simply enjoy being desirous, and being desired. That is the reason for the popularity of sexual stimulants, collectively known as aphrodisiacs, named after the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite. From betel nut, to cayenne, to cardamom, to peanut butter, everything has been at different times touted as good aphrodisiacs. However, with aromatherapy around, maybe other things can now take a break.

The sense of smell can turn most people on. Women in many cultures have traditionally worn in their hair flowers with a strong scent. This is aromatherapy for sex. A drop or two of aromatherapy essential oils on bed linen, lingerie, or a little of it in an aromatherapy diffuser in the bedroom, are all aromatherapy for increasing sexual desire, and for enjoying sex to the fullest.

In aromatherapy, people are healed by fragrance. The importance of sense of smell in love, sensuality, and intimacy can never be overemphasized. Long before the word aromatherapy entered the lexicon, poets have pictured the tête-à-tête of lovers at nights powered by the wafting smell or wild flowers or home grown jasmines. The human mind and the sense of smell are inextricably intertwined, and this is what is leveraged in aromatherapy.

As per the results of the studies conducted in the field of the relationship between smell and desire, women may look at least six years younger when they smell better. That is reason enough for aromatherapy to be an agent for arousing desire. Lavender, which is one of the aromatherapy essential oils, is considered a great sexual stimulant. Other aromatherapy essential oils that work as aphrodisiac are oils of geranium, myrrh, jasmine, nutmeg, pine, rose, patchouli, and ylang ylang.

The spices, other than aromatherapy essential oils, which turn men on are black pepper, cinnamon, and ginger. Aromatherapy often becomes necessary for sex, because sex drive decreases with age, especially in the case of women. Also when routine family or workplace tensions intrude into the bedroom, satisfying sex may sometimes become difficult. Aromatherapy can cure all these problems. A light body massage with aromatherapy essential oils, or just a few drops of aromatherapy oils with carrier oils in sensitive areas, can revolutionize the situation. Aromatherapy essential oils can also be inhaled for best results.

One of the aromatherapy oils that can relieve stress and increase bedroom performance is neroli. Other aromatherapy essential oils that can produce good results are patchouli, rosewood, and rose. Rosewood has a fruity and woody scent, but is a very good agent of aromatherapy. However, none of these aromatherapy essential oils should be taken internally without consultation with an aromatherapy practitioner. And undiluted aromatherapy essential oils should not be applied directly on the skin under the illusion that more concentrated the oil is, the more intense the sexual pleasure could be.