Aphrodisiac essential oils for arousal & sex
Using aphrodisiac essential oils for arousal and sexual attraction has been documented since the early days of the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. Jasmine, Clary Sage, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Neroli, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Bergamot, Fennel and many other sensual essential oils derived from flower petals, leaves, and aromatic woods have a long traditional use for sexual arousal, attracting love, romance, love making, enhance libido and more.
Fast forward to modern times, using aphrodisiac essential oils for arousal and sexuality is very common as well, much more common than most people are aware. Many perfumes, fragrances, body sprays and skin care products use aphrodisiac essential oils in their formulas.
After spending many years of researching the many benefits of essential oils for candida, cleansing and overall health, we are delighted to bring you this refreshing post, hoping it may help to light the passion and romance in your life!
In this experts guide, we had the pleasure of working with some of the top authorities in the aromatherapy and perfume areas.
We believe you will find this experts guide helpful, fun and…highly seductive!
In this guide
Blending aphrodisiac essential oils
Top Aphrodisiac essential oils for sexual arousal, love and romance
- Jasmine Absolute.
- Ylang Ylang.
- Rose Absolute.
- Clary Sage.
- Citrus Scents: Neroli Bergamot.
Aphrodisiac essential oils for sexual arousal
What scent is an aphrodisiac? Which essential oil is best for romance? What are the best ways to use aphrodisiac essential oils for sexual arousal?
Is it really possible to create love potion or “love spells” using essential oils?
To answer these questions, we met with some of the top perfume masters and aromatherapy experts.
Here are the tips and suggestions we gathered in this wonderful sensual research!
Lets get started.
Essential oils for love
Love potion in a bottle?
Before we start, time to break the myths: aphrodisiac essential oils will never create sexual arousal out of thin air.
Aphrodisiac essential oils can however, help to awake lost passion by stimulating the senses.
Certain essential oils are known to encourage sexual arousal, intimacy, boost female and male libido, desire and create a pleasant romantic environment.
Essential oils can also relieve stress and promote a sense of well-being.
“We have so much stress in our life; very often love, passion and desire are taken for granted until they wear out, sometimes even forgotten. Using aphrodisiac essential oils for arousal can be that lightning, spark or awakening”.
In many cases, this spark may be that missing ingredient that can greatly help to bring back the spice and passion to our love life.
Blending aphrodisiac essential oils for arousal
Secrets of a perfume master
When it comes to essential oils for love and romance, or essential oils for sex and arousal, using a single aphrodisiac essential oil with a sensual scent that you like can definitely provide pleasant results. The magic however, usually occur when the right types of aphrodisiac essential oils are blended together:
“You want to have a fine balance between the aroma and the benefits of each essential oil, so the essential oils compliment each other, rather than one essential oil dominating all the others”.
This is known in the perfume industry as a sophisticated or complex fragrance. A rich complete and balanced fragrance that evolves overtime.
Every time you wear the perfume, you may notice new notes and fragrances you didn’t realize were there before.
This sensual fragrance that keeps evolving as you wear it can be highly seductive and exciting.
To achieve that, there is no need to use many essential oils at the same time, just the right combination of the essential oils at the right ratios.
Scent of a woman below, is a good example.
Scent of a woman, aphrodisiac essential oils perfume
Scent of a woman aphrodisiac perfume collection is a good example of how combining very few aphrodisiac essential oils can create extremely seductive fragrances. While the exact essential oil formulation of scent of a woman was taken an aromatherapy perfume master over a decade to be perfected, looking at the ingredients can still be very helpful and inspiring. Especially if you like to learn about using different aphrodisiac essential oils to create romantic sensual fragrances.
This can also be a wonderful natural healthy alternative to many perfumes that contain synthetic chemicals that can irritate your skin or harm your health.
Below are the ingredients in each perfume along with our comments.
The one thing that amazed all of us when we tested scent of a woman was how these aphrodisiac essential oils blends can create a completely different fragrance, function and experience, with a change of just one essential oil. Fascinating!
Ingredients: organic Patchouli, Sandalwood, organic Ylang Ylang, organic Sunflower oil.
Arouse has a very unique sweet floral earthy fragrance that is highly sensual. The function of these oils is well known to increase sexual desire and relieve anxiety.
The first thing we noticed when we tried Arousal was that it had many different sensual notes. This fragrance was constantly evolving and changing throughout the day, creating an exciting feeling as something new is about to happen. The overall fragrance is rich and sophisticated, so you may expect a very long list of ingredients. As you can see above, there are only three aphrodisiac essential oils with sunflower oil used as a carrier oil. Learn more.
Ingredients: Jasmine absolute, Vanilla, organic Cinnamon, organic Sunflower oil.
Jasmine absolute intoxicating scent is quite easy to recognize and indeed we were able to notice a gentle Jasmine touch in this perfume. The overall fragrance however, had something extra. With the exotic Jasmine scent there were also spicy sweet notes that made our minds spinning. This is a very exciting fragrance. This combination is believed to be one of the strongest natural aphrodisiac essential oil blends for sexuality. After wearing it for a few hours we realized why; there is something extremely seductive with a floral Jasmine scent coupled with a sweet Vanilla and the Cinnamon spicy kick. Learn more.
Ingredients: Rose absolute, Vanilla, organic Cinnamon, organic Sunflower oil.
This is a very sensual romantic perfume that you probably do not want to wear for work (unless you want to seduce your co-workers…). Rose absolute is one of the most expensive essential oils in the world and is considered by many perfume masters as the top aphrodisiac essential oil for romance and love. The addition of the Vanilla and Cinnamon essential oils to Rose absolute transforms an already extremely sensual scent to a super rich erotic fragrance you simply can’t get enough of. Learn more.
Aphrodisiac essential oils for love and romance
Diffuser vs. Topical
Using aphrodisiac essential oils for love and romance in a diffuser is a great way to create a pleasant romantic environment in the room, by placing undiluted essential oils in the essential oil diffuser of your choice.
Love Is In The Air is a great example of an aphrodisiac essential oil blend recipe that is specifically designed for this purpose.
By combining high potency Moroccan Cedarwood Atlas, Bulgarian Lavender and Sri Lanka Patchouli essential oils, the result is a rich, warm, woody and sweet aroma that is shown to have potent aphrodisiac and stress reliving natural properties.
Each of these aphrodisiac essential oils have been practiced and cherished for centuries due to their benefits and aroma. When they are combined together, they work in synergy and compliment each other in terms of the aroma and benefits.
When you apply aphrodisiac essential oils directly to your skin however, the natural oils combine with your body’s unique chemistry. So you create your own unique one of a kind “signature” fragrance. This is a different level of seduction compared to the diffusing method, especially when things get more close and intimate. This also means that you carry this sensual scent whenever you go.
Important: Always use carrier oil when applying pure essential oils directly to your skin.
Top Aphrodisiac essential oils for arousal, sexuality, libido, love and romance
Here is the list of the most potent aphrodisiac essential oils for arousal, sexuality, libido, love and romance.
We also included the experts comments and suggestions.
The classic scent of jasmine can’t be mistaken. Long lasting, sensual, exotic, rich, warm, deep floral and memorable, Jasmine Absolute is considered one of the most potent essential oils for arousal, sexuality, love and romance.
Jasmine Absolute is the main ingredient in many luxurious high end perfumes. It is also one of the most pricey essential oils in the world. It takes thousand pounds of jasmine flowers to produce one pound of Jasmine Absolute!
In addition to its seductive scent and long traditional use around the world for sexuality, published human studies suggest that using Jasmine oil can increase arousal, relieve depression and uplift mood (1).
Jasmine Absolute has a very strong fragrance. For this reason, it is usually blended with other essential oils to balance the overall fragrance. The Jasmine absolute, Vanilla and Cinnamon example shown above is an excellent example.
It is impossible to discuss aphrodisiac essential oils for arousal, sexuality or romance without mentioning Ylang Ylang essential oil. With a fragrance that is classified by most perfume masters as elegant sensual and romantic with a very strong floral, exotic and sweet profile, Ylang Ylang essential oil plays a key role in many aphrodisiac essential oils blends and perfumes.
Ylang Ylang aphrodisiac properties are well known with both traditional use and modern science background.
In Indonesia, Ylang Ylang essential oil is used to enhance euphoria feel during sex and also reduce sexual anxiety (4).
(The scientific name of Ylang Ylang is Cananga odorata).
Like Jasmine Absolute, Ylang Ylang also has a very strong fragrance, so it is usually combined with other essential oils to balance the overall scent. If you are looking for an exotic fragrance, combing Ylang Ylang with aphrodisiac citrus scents such as Neroli essential oil or Bergamot essential oil work very well.
Neroli essential oil, also known as Orange Blossom, is produced from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, and has a citrus, exotic, warm, rich, sweet fragrance.
Neroli is often used to compliment other aphrodisiac essential oils, when an essential oil with a sensual citrus scent is needed.
Another reason to consider Neroli, is in cases where postmenopause is a concern. In one study, inhalation of Neroli essential oil was shown to help relieve menopausal symptoms, increase sexual desire, and reduce blood pressure in postmenopausal women (2).
Speaking of citrus scents with aphrodisiac properties, Bergamot essential oil is considered as one of the top citrus essential oils for love and romance. Derived from the Bergamot citrus fruit, Bergamot essential oil fragrance is classified as citrus, sweet with a warm spicy floral notes.
Combining Bergamot with Neroli and other citrus essential oils is often used to create a sophisticated multi layer fragrance with different citrus notes. This works very well to balance, soften and compliment other non-citrus scents.
As a rule of thumb, when using citrus scents to balance the scent of non-citrus essential oils, only a small amount of the citrus essential oils is needed. The idea is not to turn the overall fragrance into a citrus one, but to add a gentle touch of the citrus scent.
When it comes to aphrodisiac essential oils for love and romance, Rose Absolute rich floral fragrance is second to none. Rose Absolute is considered by many perfume masters as one of the most powerful romantic aphrodisiac essential oils for women and is the key ingredient in many luxurious high end women perfumes, fragrances and aphrodisiac blends.
Rose Absolute is also one of the most expensive aphrodisiac essential oils in the world; it takes thousand pounds of Roses to produce one pound of Rose Absolute. In addition to its romantic scent, Rose Absolute is also known for its calming effect. This makes it an excellent choice as an essential oil in aphrodisiac blends for women that are looking for help with stress and anxiety. Due to its strong scent, Rose Absolute is usually combined with other essential oils.
Clary Sage is usually combined with other aphrodisiac essential oils for arousal, sexuality and romance designed for women. The main reasons are its claiming and mood boosting effect, as well as its gentle sensual scent.
If postmenopause is a concern, Clary Sage essential oil may be a good choice as it is known for its positive effect on various menopause symptoms. A study with 22 menopausal women in their 50’s found that inhalation of clary sage essential oil had a positive effect on stress hormone (cortisol), Serotonin and signs of depression (3).
Clary Sage has soft grassy bitter-sweet floral aroma with a gentle sensual note, which can compliment many essential oils blends.
Sandalwood essential oil is extracted from matured sandalwood trees. It has a very distinct sweet, woodsy fragrance. Indian sandalwood is considered higher quality and is usually preferred.
Sandalwood aphrodisiac properties are mainly due to its woody scent that many people describe as sensual, seductive and attractive. It also has an ability to relieve tension. The woody scent of Sandalwood essential oil is an excellent way to compliment other essential oils that may have a completely different fragrances, creating a rich complex multi layer scent.
Patchouli essential oil is derived from the leaves of the Patchouli bush that is related to the mint family and is considered a very potent aphrodisiac essential oil for arousal and sexuality.
Patchouli has an earthy, spicy, sweet, woodsy, exotic fragrance, that can be very strong and aggressive. For this reason, Patchouli is always combined with other essential oils.
Experts tip: Patchouli unique fragrance can completely change the overall fragrance of other essential oils. If you are using a blend and want to add an aphrodisiac kick to it, add a few drops of of Patchouli essential oil and be prepared to be amazed! As a reminder, use a small amount! Patchouli has a very aggressive fragrance. Adding too much of it can easily backfire.
Fennel essential oil is not considered a potent aphrodisiac essential oil for arousal, sexuality, love or romance.
Still, you can find fennel in many aphrodisiac blends for women. There are two main reasons for it:
The first reason is that there are evidence suggesting that fennel may be an effective natural way to reduce menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women (5).
The second reason is that fennel has a distinct sweet licorice aroma many people love and are attracted to.
When fennel licorice aroma is combined with other aphrodisiac essential oils, the result in many cases is a very pleasant sensual aroma.
Fennel essential oil aroma can also provide a gentle energizing effect for some people, which may be another reason to give it a try as a part of your aphrodisiac essential oils blend.
Other Aphrodisiac essential oils for arousal, sex drive, libido, love and romance
As you may know, the aphrodisiac essential oils list is very long. Using Aphrodisiac essential oils for arousal may provide completely different results when they are combined with other aphrodisiac essential oils. This makes aphrodisiac essential oil blends recipes challenging and very exciting. We are currently in the process of researching the following aphrodisiac essential oils: Rosewood, Vetiver, Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Frankincense, Cedarwood (Cedar oil), Cardamom, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Mandarin, Tangerine, Lime, Marjoram, Petitgrain, Litsea, Copaiba, Clove Bud, Damiana as well as other exotic citrus scents. We’ll post the updates in the upcoming weeks.
If you have any additional aphrodisiac essential oils you found beneficial for arousal, sex drive, sensuality, libido, love, romance or other related areas, feel free to comment below. Sharing this wonderful knowledge can help us all to light the passion and romance in our life!
What essential oils are good for erectile dysfunction?
Before putting your hopes into aphrodisiac essential oils for erectile dysfunction or impotence, something important to consider: erectile dysfunction or impotence may be caused by a serious underlying medical condition. Common causes of erectile dysfunction may include obesity, stress, hormonal imbalances, poor diet, and smoking. Finding the cause of the erectile dysfunction or confirming it is not related to an underlying medical condition is the most important first step.
When the erectile dysfunction or impotence are not caused by a health condition, using essential oils for male enhancement may offer a natural and safe way that can be very helpful. Many couples that have used aphrodisiac essential oils report stronger passion, sexual desire and libido, increased female stimulation, lasting longer in bed along with other love making improvements.
If you have ever considered using drugs to improve your sex life, you may want to give aphrodisiac essential oils a try before.
Aphrodisiac essential oil blend recipes
Here are a few useful tips for aphrodisiac sensual essential oil blend recipes:
- Women: use aphrodisiac essential oils blends for women that have Rose Absolute, Jasmine Absolute, or Ylang Ylang as one of the ingredients in the blend. These are also potent essential oils for male arousal.
Scent of a woman aphrodisiac perfume is a very good example.
- Men: If you are looking for aphrodisiac essential oils blends for men with a more masculine scent, you may want to look for blends with Bergamot, Patchouli and Vetiver essential oils.
Awaken is a very good example we are currently testing that also uses the well known Oakmoss.
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Essential oils for arousal: References
- Stimulating effect of aromatherapy massage with jasmine oil (1).
- Effects of Inhalation of Essential Oil of Citrus aurantium L. var. amara on Menopausal Symptoms, Stress, and Estrogen in Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial (2).
- Changes in 5-hydroxytryptamine and cortisol plasma levels in menopausal women after inhalation of clary sage oil (3).
- Traditional Uses, Phytochemistry, and Bioactivities of Cananga odorata (Ylang-Ylang) (4).
- Effect of : a randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled trialFoeniculum vulgare: a randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled trial Mill. (fennel) on menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women: a randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled trial (5).