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Essential News: Romance Edition (Part 1: Aphrodisiacs)



download (2) Aphrodisiac = a substance that enhances or stimulates passion and sexual arousal. There are no essential oils, herbs, foods, or chemicals that will magically or immediately arouse someone who does not want to become aroused. Aphrodisiacs are simply facilitators on that journey.

The aphrodisiacs that are the subject of today's and subsequents posts are essential oils.  The use of essential oils as aphrodisiacs are used mostly through aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy = The art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize, and promote the health of body, mind, and spirit.  It seeks to unify physiological, psychological, and spiritual processes to enhance an individual's innate healing process (from National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy) DID YOU KNOW that fragrance directly affects our consciousness.
There are many aspects of our modern lives that cause us to look to external assistance to find the desire to become aroused.  Oftentimes a sluggish libido is the results of other health concerns that we need to address first.
SO, how exactly do essential oils work?
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  Essential oils work as aphrodisiacs by addressing issues such as reducing stress, calming anxiety, easing physical ailments, energizing the body and mind, uplifting mood, and easing depression.  Another very common health issue is hormonal imbalance - men and women of all ages are at 'risk' for this particular physiological issue the symptoms of which include fatigue, vaginal dryness, low libido infertility, hot flashes, insomnia, weight gain or loss, hair loss, and brain fog.

When we smell a substance we are actually breathing in hundreds of unique molecules that interact with the receptors in our olfactory system in thousands of different combinations. Our olfactory system has a direct connection to our limbic system, which is the most ancient and primitive part of our brain.  Our limbic system deals with three key functions: emotions, memories, and arousal (stimulation).  It takes a conscious effort to override the actions of our limbic system.  Because of its role in forming memories, we can utilize the scents produced by the chemistry of essential oils to form INTIMACY MEMORIES that additionally have the power to rebalance our bodies and help them recover from any underlying issues.

When using synthetic scents, we can form scent memories, but the chemistry isn't there to balance our bodies.  The underlying issues still exist and need to be addressed.  When using therapeutic grade essential oils, even those who lack the ability to smell will benefit.  Essential oils can cross the blood brain barrier and increase blood flow to tissue.  Smelling a scent you find pleasing results in the desire to take part in more tactile sensations as well - it's a 'win win' scenario.

DID YOU KNOW: Romans applied aromatic essential oils to their hair, body and soles of feet as well! So you have options for ways to use them! And remember, aromatherapy doesn't have to be complicated. It can be as simple as smelling the flowers!

 Take a look at how the Seven Sexy essential oils can support you:

Ginger •Simulates circulation •Relaxes the digestive system & muscles, and may put the body in a relaxed state •Boosts fertility •Helps impotency •Ingest 1-2 drops

Sandalwood •Supports male arousal •Enhances physical sensuality •Relieves nervous tension •Induces a state of calmness •Massage on feet

Black Pepper •Boost energy and stamina (apply to the bottom of the feet) •Fires up the libido •Increases attraction between people •Diffuse

Bergamot •Aphrodisiac •Apply to pillow and bedsheets •Puts women in the mood •Calming and removes anxiety •Diffuse

Wild Orange •Overcome shyness •Use in full body massage with Fractionated Coconut Oil •Increases attraction between people •One drop nightly on your feet

Rosemary •Increases blood flow and improves circulation •Increases sensitivity to touch •Heightens sensations •Take 1 drop internally

Ylang Ylang •Most powerful aphrodisiac •Fires up the libido •Increases attraction between people •One drop nightly on your feet

Whisper (Essential Oil Blend for Women) •Wear as a chemical free perfume •Works harmoniously with your unique chemistry •Used for frigidity •Balances hormones •Can be used as an aphrodisiac •Enhances aura of beauty, femininity, and allure.

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**obviously please consult a physician regarding your health concerns.  It is always best to know what you are dealing with and the severity of these issues.  I am very much a 'do it yourself' kind of gal who likes to research and self reflect.
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NOTE: The advice shared in this site has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help. If you are pregnant or nursing, please consult your physician, (or a reputable doula or midwife as they tend to be more well versed on holistic alternatives. As members offer or look for answers, kindly understand that essential oils work to help to bring the body into balance - thus helping the body's natural defenses to restore homeostasis. Essential oils are not used to "treat" medical problems.