Aromatherapy For Love

Science has found that the sense of smell is one of the most immediate senses and can affect a wide range of behaviors including emotions, motivation, and memory.  Using aroma is a very effective way to induce a sense of sensuality and romance. 

The ancient Greeks coined the term aphrodisiacs, finding those thing indicative to love and attraction suitable to be named for their goddess of love and beauty  Aphrodite. 

In holistic aromatherapy one strives to utilize the natural essences, herbs, plant extracts of all kinds to benefit our bodies and our minds. To elevate moods, reduce stress, and much more. 

There is a lot to be discovered in the natural world. As well as by observing the traditional methods of many cultures who have been practiced in their uses since the beginning of humankind. 

Venus Verticordia by Rossetti
Venus Verticordia by Rossetti

Aphrodisiac Oils

Sandalwood Essential Oil: Sandalwood’s reputation as an aphrodisiac may be due to the fact it’s fragrance is similar to alpha androsterole, the human pheromone. It can be used in small quantities as the base of an essential oil blend.

Jasmine Sambac Absolute: The scent of night blooming jasmine is quite intoxicating. It is a luxurious floral, yet not the sweetest smelling of the jasmine family. It has a deeper more complex quality. Jasmine Sambac is considered an aphrodisiac in much of Asia. It is credited for aiding arousal, creating a sense of euphoria and centered calm.

Ylang-Ylang Extra Essential oil: Ylang-ylang extra is the highest, best smelling grade of ylang-ylang available. Ylang-ylang is a tropical flower native to Madagascar, where the flowers are strewn on the wedding bed and worn by those looking to attract love. This flower is traditionally and symbolically connected with love, attraction and sensuality.

Rose Otto or Absolute: is the concentrated essence of many pounds of rose petals. The rose is often called the flower of love, the symbol of desire.

In Roman culture the rose is was associated with Venus the goddess of love and beauty. The scent of rose is said to stimulate the heart chakra. When Cleopatra set sail to meet her fated lover Marc Antony she drenched her sails in rosewater, and adorned her bed chamber in rose petals over 4 inches deep.

Cocoa Bean C02 Extract: Chocolate, the food of the Gods, it was once named. Scientists have investigated our special relationship with chocolate and found that it produces a feeling of being in love if consumed in large quantities. The smell of chocolate is rich, deep and amazing. Cocoa Bean C02 extract is a method using carbon dioxide to remove the plants fragile aroma compounds. Resulting in a true to life smell of roasted cocoa beans. 

Aromatic spices such as ginger, cardamom, chili and cinnamon are as attributed aphrodisiac. Such spices can heat up the body, bring to mind pleasurable foods and fond memories. Setting a pleasurable and comfortable atmosphere.

Sexual Response Produced by Top 10 Odors in Male Volunteers

Odor or Odor Combination
Average Increase
Lavender and pumpkin pie
Doughnut & black licorice
Pumpkin pie & doughnut
19.5 %
Lavender & Doughnut
Black Licorice & Cola
Black Licorice
Doughnut & Cola
Lily of the Valley
Buttered Popcorn
Alan Hirsch of The Smell & Taste Treatment Research Foundation Read more at Suite101: Love, Sex and the Sense of Smell: Essential Oil Aphrodisiacs: Valentine's Day Romance is in the Air

Diffusing Oils for Aromatherapy

These blends are meant to be used in an aromatherapy diffuser, which warms the essential oils and diffuses them directly into the air. Ideally using an aromatherapy nebulizer which vaporizes the particles gently. Store your blends out of sunlight, as this will decrease the shelf life of your oils.

These blends are made considering special nights like Valentines Day but can also double as an oil based perfume (roll on type bottles can be purchased through most spa supply websites.)

Demeter: Goddess of the Harvest
Demeter: Goddess of the Harvest

Demeter Blend-for fertility, strengthening your union: The Greek mother goddess who presided over the fertility of the fields, harvest, marriage.

This is a sweet, almost mouthwatering blend that is sure to stir your hearth fire.

½ oz. Bulgarian Lavender essential oil

¼ oz. Beeswax Absolute

1/8th oz. Anise Seed essential oil

1/8th oz. Cardamom essential oil

1/16th oz. Cinnamon Bark essential oil

10 drops Clove Bud essential oil

½ Cup Grapeseed oil

Cleopatra Blend-for seduction: In the ancient days of Egypt archeologist have found the people were expert at creating exotic perfumes, natural compounds for embalming, herbal medicines and the like.

In fact in the Egyptians were well known for their perfumes, which were a precious commodity in that era.

Cleopatra herself was deeply immersed in perfumery, cosmetics and the use of scents in seduction. So much so that Marc Antony commissioned a perfume factory for her pleasure.

¼ oz. Blue Lotus Absolute

½ oz. Frankincense essential oil

½ oz. Rose Damasca Absolute

1/8th oz. Cinnamon Bark essential oil

½ cup Grapeseed Oil

Aphrodite Blend- for adoration: Aphrodite embodies desirableness, longing and beauty.

Aphrodite had the power to compel others to love, and took many lovers of her own.

Compel some love of your own with this ultra luxurious natural perfume blend.

½ oz Mandarin essential oil

¼ oz Calabrian Bergamot essential oil

¼ oz. Rose Absolute

¼ oz. Neroli essential oil

1/16th oz. Sandalwood essential oil

20 drops Ginger C02 extract

10 drops Patchouli essential oil

10 drops Petitgrain essential oil

½ Cup Grapeseed oil

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