How to increase libido with essential oils

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  • Introduction

    How to increase libido with essential oils

    Aromatherapy, which uses essential oils to enhance physical and psychological well-being, dates back 6,000 years to Ancient Egyptian times. Since then, aromatherapy has been used throughout the world to treat a range of conditions and problems, including low sex drive. If you or your partner could do with a libido boost, essential oils could be the answer. Oils can be used in many ways, including topical applications such as massage and bathing, and direct inhalation using candles and burners. The key is to work out what you and your partner like best, so take the time to try out the different options.

    Aromatherapy is a simple, natural way to boost libido. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

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    Choose your essential oils. Oils believed to improve libido include basil oil, clary sage oil, jasmine oil and ylang ylang. Basil oil arouses sexual instinct in men and women. Clary sage oil increases sexual desire, decreases inhibitions and can help with impotence and frigidity. Jasmine oil incites sensual feelings and boosts self esteem. Ylang ylang heightens sexual energy and increases attraction between lovers.

    Take time to select your favourite essential oils. (Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images)

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    Add a few drops of your chosen oils to a warm bath. Light unscented candles in the room and relax in the water with your partner.

    Rose petals will add to the romance of a bath together. (Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

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    Mix a few drops of your essential oils with a carrier oil. If you are mixing more than one scent, follow the Aromatics International guidelines to ensure you achieve the right combination of oils. Pour a small amount of the mixture onto one of your palms and rub both palms together to spread the oil across your hands and fingers. Light unscented candles to create a warm, romantic setting and give your partner a long, intimate massage.

    Massage is a great way to encourage intimacy. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

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    Burn your essential oils in an aroma lamp in the corner of your bedroom. Relax with your partner and enjoy the scent.

    An aroma lamp will fill your bedroom with scent. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)

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    Sprinkle a few drops of your essential oils onto your pillow cases, bed sheets and nightwear. Let the aromas penetrate your senses throughout the night.

    A drop of essential oil on your pillow will help create a sensual atmosphere. (Dynamic Graphics/Creatas/Getty Images)

  • Checklist

    Things you will need

    • Essential oils
    • Carrier oil
    • Candles
    • Aroma lamp

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