Five Essential Oils That Will Put You In The Mood For Love
Valentine's Day has come and gone but who says the romance has to end. With the everyday hustle & bustle of life sometimes its difficult to get in the mood. By using aromatherapy, love can always be in the air. For centuries, essential oils have been used as natural aphrodisiacs to help set the mood for love. The aroma or fragrance of these oils can bring about feelings of self-love,sensuality, love, passion, and physical attraction.
First, what is an aphrodisiac??
The definition of aphrodisiac, according to the Miriam Webster dictionary
:a substance or agent (such as a food or drug) that arouses or held to arouse sexual desire
In this case we are taking about essential oils and the power of aromatherapy.
Here are five essential oils that will put you in the mood for love:
Patchouli essential oil:
Patchouli has been used for centuries as an aphrodisiac by both men and women to help enhance estrogen and testosterone. It has a rich, earthy, deep chocolate scent. Patchouli possesses aromatic qualities that help center the mind and body. It has been known to be effective in helping to boost libido and aid in relaxing anxiety related to becoming intimate.
Ylang-Ylang essential oil:
Ylang-Ylang has been famously known in the perfumery industry for years due to its sweet, floral scent. Aside from aiding in relaxation and lowering your blood pressure, it has also been known to boost low libido for both men and women whom have lost interest in intimacy. The aromatic smell of Ylang-Ylang can aid in restarting the ignition in a couple love life. Ylang-Ylang has also been known to induce self-love, boost mood, and confidence.
Rose essential oil:
The aroma of rose is held in high regard due to its beautiful, strong, floral scent. It's scent is known to help calm anxiety, increase feelings of love, and empathy. Famously and unanimously related to the feeling of love, its romantic scent has also been heralded as an aphrodisiac. In Ayurveda and aromatherapy, rose essential oil is used to treat libido and increase feelings of intimate desire. Rose also possesses qualities that help boost mood during stressful situations.
Jasmine essential oil:
Jasmine essential oil or absolute is a has a rich, sweet floral smell. Due to its rich smell it has become a premier ingredient in the fragrance and perfumery industry. Jasmine has been used in India, for centuries as an aphrodisiac and used to promote the feeling of love and seductiveness. It is said to be used in India tradition, to decorate a couple's bedroom on their wedding night. The smell of Jasmine has been said to enhance confidence and boost energy levels.
Neroli essential oil:
Neroli is produced as an essential oil and absolute with a spicy, bright honey coated orange fragrance is popular among men. Neroli was introduced by Anne Marie Orsini, Duchess of Nerola, Italy, as a fragrance made by her infusing her bath with orange blossoms and leaves. In modern times, it has become one of the most widely used ingredients in fragrance industry today. Pure, authentic Neroli essential oil or absolute is very rare and expensive to produce. When worn by women, the aroma has been known to assist with sexual impotence. Neroli is also a natural mood booster and is known to induce feelings of relaxation and positivity.
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