Aromatherapy consists of using different aromas to affect a person's mood or behaviour. In the practice of aromatherapy, each essential oil is believed to possess unique specific properties that positively affect different areas of a person's life. Some are used to soothe physical ailments, while others can increase concentration, stamina or energy, and possibly jumpstart your libido. The use of aromatherapy essential oils in sexual practices and rituals has been around for centuries and spans many cultures. It is said that the famous seductress Cleopatra indulged in the practice of aromatherapy, using the intoxicating scents of cinnamon, cardamom and rose to bewitch and entice Marc Antony.

How to Use Aromatherapy Essential Oils

There are many ways to incorporate the benefits of aromatherapy into everyday life, and various methods of using essential oils. They can be applied to the skin, but must first be diluted with a carrier oil as they are too powerful in their undiluted form. You may prefer to inhale the oil scent by placing a few drops on a clean cloth or tissue and putting it near your nose, or you can use steam inhalation. It is also possible to put a few drops of oil diluted with a carrier oil in your bathwater. Just add your preferred scent to one ounce of carrier oil and mix well into the warm water. Aromatherapy essential oils can be added to lotions, massage oils, and shower products to help revitalize your mind and body, all the while providing you with a very sensual experience.

Carrier Oils

Aromatherapy essential oils must be "carried" onto the skin by carrier oils as they are too concentrated to be applied directly on the skin. Carrier oils are also known as base oils or vegetable oils.

Popular Carrier Oils

  • sweet almond
  • grapeseed
  • jojoba
  • sunflower
  • avocado
  • olive oil

Scents to Raise the Libido

The use of aromatherapy essential oils can enhance almost any mood. A person's sense of smell is tied to the area of emotion and memory in the brain; consequently, a particular pleasing scent can recreate wonderful feelings associated with a pleasurable past experience.
Spicy scents can definitely make an individual feel energized, while light floral scents can put you in a sensual and relaxed mood. The aromatherapy essential oils can be placed in a diffuser to create a seductive atmosphere in the room, used to perform a sensuous massage or blended in a warm bubble bath for two! There are hundreds of scents used in the practice of aromatherapy. Here are a few essential oils known to produce positive results in the area of love and sexual relations:

Rose - A deeply floral scent that is relaxing and known to promote compassion, love and sensuality.

Vanilla - A subtly sweet aroma that induces feelings of security, compassion and love.

Jasmine - A comforting scent that is warm and floral. Indian women use it in their hair to entice their husbands into love-making.

Ginger - A woody aroma that provides feelings of warmth when used in a massage, and is known to increase endurance. Many brides of South Asia use this oil in creams on their wedding day.

Clove - A spicy, rich and penetrating scent with warming properties which is intoxicating to the senses.

Ylang Ylang - A very powerful scent, originally from China, which can be very enticing when mixed with other oils such as clary sage or geranium. Its floral and exotic odor can enhance stimulation.

Bergamot - A sweet and spicy aroma that produces intense refreshing effects.

Cedarwood - An intensely woody aroma that has soothing and strengthening properties that promotes inner strength and confidence.

Clary Sage- A nutty, heady scent that is said to have warming effects on the body and encourages creativity and vitality.

Author's Bio: 

Penny Barker is the author for the Female Aphrodisiac website.