It’s officially February aka the month of love! I’m not sure if everyone else considers February a month full of loving others + yourself, but I do! In fact, every February I make an effort to complete a 28 Day Self Love Challenge. If you’re interested in doing one yourself, join my free self love community to participate.
But that’s not what we are here for! Let’s get dirty and talk about sex. Now I don’t know about you but after having kids, it seems like the sex drive gets lower and lower the more babies you have. After having my last baby, my sex drive was basically non-existent and breastfeeding for 16 months didn’t help any.
Even now, I’ve noticed myself lacking in the libido department and it honestly hardly crosses my mind. So, I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to change that. I want to increase my libido but I didn’t want to take herbal supplements as many of those also increase fertility (no more babies here for a while)!
So I dove into my essential oil profiles from my certification course. After making a list of essential oils that are aphrodisiacs (aka help increase sex drive), I opened my box of oils and found the ones I had on the list and started blending. Now I want to share single oils, pre-blended oils, and my DIY recipe with you so you can get your love life going in February with me!
If none of these sound up your ally, don’t worry! You can book a one-on-one Aromatherapy Consultation to get a blend customized just for you. So let’s jump into it shall we!
Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)
This floral essential oil is known for being an aphrodisiac, antidepressant, and uplifting. Because of it’s strong aroma it may cause some people to experience headaches and/or nausea so I recommend blending this oil with others to help dilute the overpowering scent. While this oil is generally safe for adults, it should be avoided if you have low blood pressure. Try blending Ylang Ylang with any of the other essential oils listed below and mix 24-36 drops of essential oils in 2 ounces of carrier oil to create your own massage oil.
Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia)
Vanilla has been prized as an aphrodisiac since ancient times. It has the soothing ability to heighten our senses and allow us to be present in the moment. While Vanilla isn’t a typical “essential oil” it is very similar and the aroma has very desirable effects when trying to increase libido. There are no known safety concerns so feel free to use it in any diffuser, massage oil, or other topical application as you please.
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
This earthy essential oil has endless benefits for our bodies, among those being libido boosting. Patchouli helps calm our nerves so we can become more present and engaged with our partner. Do not use Patchouli before or after surgery, if you are taking aspirin or other blood thinners, have ulcers, a bleeding disorder, or taking any medication having to do with blood. Other than those few cautions, Patchouli is generally safe and blends wonderfully with floral aromas.
Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)
Sweet Orange is one of my personal favorite oils for anything related to mood support. With Sweet Orange being so cheery, it makes for it to be a stimulant and aphrodisiac! This is also a very safe oil and can be used around anyone, just be careful not to apply topically before going out in the sun as it can cause a sunburn like effect. However, if you want to create a massage oil with Sweet Orange and apply it in the evening or at night before becoming intimate then it is perfectly safe. Sweet Orange is also amazing at helping dilute or “mask” stronger aromas that you may find unpleasant (ie Ylang Ylang or Patchouli).
Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea)
Woman to woman, you should have Clary Sage in your cabinet at all times. There are so many wonderful uses that Clary Sage provides and it is definitely a favorite when dealing with anything “womanhood” related, even sex drive. Clary Sage is wonderful at uplifting your mood, helping you see the positives, alleviating menstrual cramps, and is said to help regulate hormones. With floral oil is a good choice to blend with more earthy oils like Patchouli. Do not use this oil if you are at risk of breast cancer or during pregnancy as it may have an estrogen-like effect on the body.
Balance synergy Blend
When you combine two or more essential oils together, it creates a synergy effect. The oils work together to bring you even more goodness so you reap more benefits. If you aren’t confident in your blending skills yet, try this Balance Synergy Blend from Plant Therapy. It was crafted by aromatherapist to help women feel more emotionally balanced and it contains several essential oils with aphrodisiac properties such as: Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage, Rose, and more! You can use this blend and mix 24-36 drops in 2 ounces of a carrier oil like Sweet Almond or Grapeseed to create a luxurious massage oil for yourself and/or your partner.
Check out the massage oil recipe below and give it a go! This would be such a fun DIY for a date night. You can’t go wrong with these essential oils and carriers.
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