Love Potions

Posted by Andrea Rossi, RHN, R.BIE in Lifestyle + Essential Oils

2019-02-05

Love Potions: How to spice up your love life with essential oils!

With Valentine’s day just a few days away, this is the perfect opportunity to spice things up in your love life! 💕

Unfortunately, when it comes to “intimate” products they’re often loaded with chemicals and other products that you often even find in industrial cleaning products…no thanks! Especially when it comes to products for sensitive areas, you really want to make sure you’re using safe and natural products that won’t cause irritation or infections.

My personal favorite products to use are essential oils. Essential oils not only support and help our bodies heal on a physical level, but they also have a huge impact on our emotional and energetic levels. They can also help in healing the heart and release emotional blocks which can often affect us in ways we’re not aware, especially in our love lives.

So adding in essential oils into the bedroom can add a whole different dimension to your sex life!

Adding in essential oils to increase sensuality and libido is nothing new and they have been used for thousands of years in this manner. But I love how the recent essential oil revolution is bringing us back to ancient healing therapies and as you know I embrace anything holistic with open arms.

There are 2 main ways you can incorporate essential oils in the bedroom: aromatically and topically.

When it comes to aromatic application, you just have to look at the various ads for perfumes to know that sex and smells go hand in hand. However, regular perfumes and "fragrances" contain a lot of toxic zenoestrogens that have various negative effects on our health, especially when it comes to our sex hormones.

My goal is to help you remove the toxic xenoestrogens and hormone mimicking products in conventional perfumes and air fresheners. These synthetic smells in the long run will cause other complicated health problems, especially hormonal imbalances but I won’t go into today.

Aromatic use of essential oils

Let’s talk about the science for a second. The aromatic compounds of the essential oils firstly interact with or olfactory system and almost immediately the brain. The oils specifically affect the limbic part of our brain – the behavioral and emotional part. 

The primary structures within the limbic system include the amygdala, hippocampus, thalamus, hypothalamus, basal ganglia, and cingulate gyrus. The amygdala is the emotion center of the brain, while the hippocampus plays an essential role in the formation of new memories about past experiences. In the brain, the hypothalamus is directly related to hormone control and it regulates sex drive, energy levels, and production of hormones.

Essential oils will impact the hypothalamus in different ways, in our case today we’re looking for romance and excitement!

Topical use of essential oils

Now when it comes to topical application of essential oils, you can wear essential oils as needed or daily to help with hormonal balancing. A favorite topical application is of course via massage! Xoxo

During topical application, the essential oils are absorbed through our skin and start to make their way to every cell in our body. Even with just aromatic use, the therapeutic compounds of the essential oils will reach our brain within 22 seconds and will have touched every cell in our body within 20 minutes.

Not only is using essential oils amazing for your health, but it also provides grounds for perfect reconnection with each other again while your partner rubs away any stress and tension. Whether you’re giving a foot massage or a full body massage, essential oils are a perfect addition.

For a foot massage, make sure you pay extra special attention to the heal as well as the middle of the foot, just under the ball of the foot, and the inside of the ankle. This is where the reflexology points are for our reproductive organs!

For a back massage, paying extra attention to the lower back and sacrum area is key!

Quality of the oil makes all the difference

Unfortunately, essential oils are not a regulated industry. You’ve probably noticed that it seems like everyone is selling essential oils in their stores, even Walmart! Buyers please beware. Be diligent and do some research before buying essential oils!

Because essential oils are plant medicine, they can have a very powerful impact on our life and health and in the most amazing way. But it’s important that you use a pure and trusted brand.

I personally recommend doTERRA essential oils because they are not only 100% pure, third party tested, safe, natural, and free from contaminants/synthetics/filler, but they’re also the highest therapeutic grade available in the market. So not only are we working with a pure product, but one with the highest healing powers on a cellular level! Double BAM!

doTERRA also publishes all of their testing done on each batch of oils which you can check your specific batch number through https://sourcetoyou.com/en (total transparency - love it!)
Interested in purchasing top quality and maximum healing oils? You can purchase oils directly from my site here: https://www.mydoterra.com/andrearossi/

Essential oils for intimacy

When it comes to intimacy, everyone’s body is different and where we might need support will vary with each person. Here are a list of essential oils by category on how they can be helpful when it comes in intimacy:

Aphrodisiac: black pepper, cinnamon, clary sage, jasmine, neroli, patchouli, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver, wild orange, ylang ylang
Anxiety: bergamot, roman chamomile, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, mandarin, marjoram, melissa, neroli, petitgrain, rose, ylang ylang
Impotence: cypress, passion blend, ylang ylang, ginger, aromatouch (massage blend), sandalwood,
Low Libido (men): ylang ylang, patchouli, passion blend, cinnamon, forgive blend
Low Libido (women): ylang ylang, whisper (women’s blend), jasmine, passion blend, clary sage
Relaxing: basil, blue tansy, cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, lavender, roman chamomile, ylang ylang
Rubefacient (increase blood circulation): bergamot, birch, juniper berry, lavender, rosemary, Siberian fir
Sexual insecurity: clary sage, jasmine, rose, ylang ylang
Stimulant: basil, bergamot, birch, black pepper, blue tansy, cinnamon, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, juniper berry, patchouli, rosemary, ylang ylang
Vasodilator: blue tansy, copaiba, lemongrass, neroli, rosemary

I realize there are so many options when it comes to essential oils and intimacy. To help you get started, I’ve put together a handout for you to download which includes 7 topical blends, 6 diffuser blends, and 2 blends specific to men!

These will give you a starting point to see what smells and combinations you like, and then you can start experimenting with others! 

Whethere in a relationship or single, wishing you some extra love this Valentine’s day!! xoxo

 

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2917081/  
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15157428 
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/aromatherapy/faq-20058566  
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/10884.php  
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4624523
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128012994000360  
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2221169115001033 

 

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