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Posted November in Essential Oil Basics by Rocky Mountain Oils

Aphrodisiac Essential Oils | Part 1

Intimacy, romance, and connection with others are important parts of being human. However, sometimes we can lose that desire to be with our partners. Loss of libido can be a result of both physical and emotional changes. Stress and emotional wellbeing are often the greatest contributors to loss of libido.  

If you are struggling to rekindle your romance, there is no need to hide. This is where essential oils can help. You perceive the world through your five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell. Each of these senses plays a big role in how we react in the world. Scents are incredibly powerful, and, as human beings, we are greatly impacted by fragrance and aroma. In general, our sense of smell is 10,000 times more sensitive than any of our other senses.

Why are you attracted to certain scents?

Scent plays a key role in romance. Your sense of smell is directly linked to the limbic system, which is the part of your brain that controls your emotions and memories. This means that specific scents can evoke certain emotions and bring you back to a memory.

When you smell an aroma, the molecules hit your olfactory system, which sends messages to your limbic system and neo-cortex. These brain centers perceive scents and access memories to remind you about people, places, or events associated with these olfactory sensations.

What is an Aphrodisiac?

Named after the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, aphrodisiacs refer to a substance that stimulates excitement, passion, and sexual desire. Aphrodisiacs are believed to work by stimulating your senses, which can result in a hormone boost and send sparks flying to the rest of your body.

Aphrodisiac Essential Oils

Aromatherapy can be an important tool in increasing your libido and sparking passion. Certain essential oils can act almost like a love potion to help you soothe the body, boost self-confidence, ignite passion, and put you in the right state of mind to experience love.

There are many essential oils that act as an aphrodisiac. As you follow along with our Aphrodisiac Essential Oil series, we will be sharing essential oils to enhance your love life and discuss which oils will work best for any type of romantic encounters. From first dates to reviving the passion in your relationship, we’ve got you covered.