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Aphrodisiac Aromatherapy - Essential Oils for Romance

Connection, romance, and intimacy with others are fundamental to being human.

This presence of intimacy and connection strongly influences our overall physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

By fostering your connection and intimacy with your partner, your relationship will flourish and thrive! One of the key ways to nurture your relationship is through physical touch. However, sometimes we lose that desire. If you are looking to rekindle the flame or looking for new ways to enhance your physical intimacy with your partner, aphrodisiac essential oils and aphrodisiac aromatherapy may be what you are looking for. 

An aphrodisiac is a substance that stipulates excitement, passion, and desire, often by stimulating your senses. These can help boost hormones and get the sparks flying. Essential oils have long been used to boost libido and spark passion! Certain essential oils act almost like a love potion to help boost confidence, ignite passion, and put you in the right state of mind to experience love. 

Aphrodisiac Aromatherapy - 10 Essential Oils for Romance

  1. Ylang Ylang
  2. Sandalwood 
  3. Rose
  4. Love
  5. Patchouli
  6. Geranium 
  7. Cedarwood
  8. Cinnamon Bark 
  9. Balsam of Peru
  10. Bergamot

Aphrodisiac Aromatherapy - Aphrodisiac Essential Oils

Ylang Ylang

Floral, sweet; regulates heart health & blood pressure.

Perhaps one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs out there, in Indonesia, the petals of the Ylang Ylang flower are scattered on the beds of newlyweds. The richly-floral and exotic aroma calms anxiousness, boosts libido, and can release inhibitions. Use Ylang Ylang to increase libido, dispel insecurities, and encourage arousal. 

  • Fragrance: perfume-like floral aroma similar to Jasmine, sensual, and sweet
  • Blends well with: citrus and floral oils like Grapefruit and Rose

Honeymoon Night Diffuser Blend

  • 3 drops Ylang Ylang
  • 3 drops Orange
  • 1 drop Clary Sage



Deep, woodsy, earthy; popular scents for men; reduces stress.

The coveted aroma of Sandalwood is a sensual, warm, and masculine scent. Found in many perfumes and colognes, the scent of Sandalwood is thought to be similar to human pheromones. Often used to spark desire while bringing the mind to the present moment. Have your partner wear this essential oil or use it in a DIY linen spray to enhance attraction. 

  • Fragrance:  warm, woodsy, and musky aroma
  • Blends well with: Lavender, Jasmine, Frankincense, Balsam of Peru, Vanilla, Toasted Coconut

Sensual Linen Spray 

  • 20 drops Sandalwood 
  • 20 drops Toasted Coconut
  • 10 drops Balsam of Peru
  • 10 drops Patchouli 
  • 2oz witch hazel 
  • 2oz distilled water 

Add all ingredients into a glass spray bottle and shake well to combine. Spritz on linens and pillows to create a sensual mood and let the sparks fly! 



Uplifting floral aroma; soothes grief and promotes healing.

The most well-known aphrodisiac oil, the alluring aroma of Rose, is enticing to both women and men. Known as the Queen of Flowers, Rose’s soft and airy fragrance creates a passionate and love-filled atmosphere, making it one of the best essential oils for romance. Used in many candles, perfumes, and massage oils, Rose relaxes the mind, dispels shyness, and can increase your libido. Diffuse Rose in the bedroom to help set the mood or use it as a natural perfume to captivate your partner through Aphrodisiac Aromatherapy. 

  • Fragrance: flowery, sweet, slightly musky uplifting aroma
  • Blends well with: other florals and citrus oils like Lavender, Clary Sage, Bergamot, Orange

Love Potion Roll-On Perfume

  • 2 drops Rose 
  • 2 drops Bergamot FCF
  • 1 drop Ylang Ylang
  • 1 drop Sandalwood
  • 2 drops Balsam of Peru
  • 2 tsp Jojoba Oil 

Add all ingredients to a 10ml glass roll-on bottle. Shake well to combine. Roll on the perfume to your wrists and neck to enjoy an enchanting and alluring fragrance.



Sweet, gentle citrusy & floral scent; promotes deeper love.

Ignite the passion and allow yourself to be more vulnerable to your partner with our signature romance blend, Love. Aptly named, this blend combines aphrodisiac essential oils to create an enchanting floral and summer citrus scent. Diffuse Love or apply topically to help you and your partner open up to each other and let the sparks fly! 

  • Fragrance: Soft floral aroma with summer citrus 
  • Elements: Lemon, Orange, Geranium, Bergamot, Mandarin, Ylang Ylang, and Rose 100% pure essentials oils

Lovely Night Bath Salts 

  • 25 drops Love 
  • 1 cup coarse sea salt
  • ½ cup Epsom salt 
  • 2 tbsp baking soda (optional) 
  • Dried flower petals (optional) 

Add all ingredients to a bowl, and mix well to combine. Store in an airtight container. Add ¾ cup of your finished product to steamy bathwater for a romantic soak. 



Deep, rich, earthy, musky; for stress relief & mental clarity.

A known aphrodisiac essential oil, Patchouli gives your libido a boost by promoting healthy estrogen and testosterone production and reducing anxiousness surrounding intimacy. Found in many perfumes, Patchouli presents a seductive, rich, and musky aroma that captivates your senses. 

  • Fragrance: rich, seductive, musky, herbaceous, slightly sweet
  • Blends well with: Sandalwood, Bergamot, Peppermint, Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Clary Sage

Aphrodisiac Massage Oil 

  • 8 drops Patchouli 
  • 4 drops Geranium 
  • 5 drops Sandalwood 
  • 5 drops Balsam of Peru 
  • 2oz Jojoba or Almond Oil 

Add all ingredients to a dark glass bottle. Shake well to combine. Use about 1 tsp to massage  your partner to spark desire and relax the mind and body. 



Uplifting, sweet floral aroma; promotes more youthful skin.

Well-known for its ability to lessen feelings of anxiety and stress, Geranium is the oil of trust and balance. The floral and calming aroma of Geranium will help you release negative energy and step into your feminine power. Add a drop to the ends of your hair for a long-lasting magnetic perfume. 

  • Fragrance: similar to rose with a rich floral aroma with green undertones
  • Blends well with: other florals like Rose or Neroli and citrus oils like Grapefruit or Bergamot

Summer Evening Diffuser Blend 

  • 3 drops Geranium 
  • 3 drops Cedarwood
  • 2 drops Orange 
  • 1 drop Patchouli 



Clean, woodsy scent; men's favorite; may help with psoriasis & eczema.

Prized for its relaxing and grounding properties, Cedarwood is an underrated aphrodisiac essential oil for romance. Its calming effects make it a great oil to ease nervousness and sweep away thoughts of insecurity. The medicinal properties of Cedarwood promote circulation to get your blood flowing. Use Cedarwood to create an atmosphere of safety and security.

  • Fragrance: woodsy and masculine with earthy and camphorous notes
  • Blends well with: Patchouli, Sandalwood, and other wood oils like Spruce 

Fall Love Diffuser Blend 

  • 3 drops Cedarwood 
  • 2 drops Neroli
  • 2 drops Blood Orange 


Cinnamon Bark 

Smells like cinnamon; Sharper Scent, for Pain Relief.

Quite the aphrodisiac, this spicy essential oil ignites your senses and sparks creativity. Cinnamon Bark’s exotic and intense aroma creates a sexy and arousing aroma for both men and women. Cinnamon will also boost your energy to be mentally and physically present with the one you love. 

  • Fragrance: Spicy, sweet, and warm
  • Blends well with: citrus and spice oils like Orange and Clove Bud

Ice and Fire Diffuser Blend 

  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark 
  • 2 drops Wintergreen 
  • 2 drops Spruce 
  • 2 drops Bergamot


Balsam of Peru 

Vanilla-like scent w/ woodsy hints; boosts immunity & eases pain.

Extremely comparable to the fragrance of Vanilla and can produce similar effects, Balsam of Peru is great for aphrodisiac aromatherapy. Vanilla is one of the most powerful aphrodisiacs, but 100% pure Vanilla essential oil can be very costly. Balsam of Peru’s rich, sweet, and intoxicating aroma boosts libido and desire while creating a comforting and relaxing atmosphere. 

  • Fragrance: rich, sweet, vanilla-like aroma with earthy undertones
  • Blends well with:  Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, Cinnamon Bark, Ginger Root

Candlelight Dessert Diffuser Blend 

  • 5 drops Balsam of Peru
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark 
  • 2 drops Sandalwood 
  • 2 drops Orange



Fresh citrus scent; fights sadness & supports immunity.

This citrus oil has been used for centuries as a natural aphrodisiac. The bright and uplifting scent of Bergamot encapsulates summer romance and will banish negativity and encourage joy and confidence. Use Bergamot to elevate your mood and feel good about yourself. 

  • Fragrance: sunny sweet aroma with notes of tartness 
  • Blends well with: Rosemary, Jasmine, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang

Summer Love Massage Oil 

  • 4 drops Bergamot 
  • 7 drops Clary Sage 
  • 6 drops Lavender 
  • 1oz Jojoba or Almond Carrier Oil 

Combine all ingredients in a small container and mix well. Massage the oil into the shoulders, back of the neck, and temples.