What are Aphrodisiacs? -
An aphrodisiac is any substance that enhances sex drive and/or sexual pleasure. Most aphrodisiacs also heighten other aspects of sensory experience such as sight, touch, smell, taste, and hearing and this enhanced sensory awareness contributes to sexual arousal and pleasure. As early as 5000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians were producing herbal aphrodisiacs to stimulate sexual appetite and prolong performance. The ancient Greeks and Romans also wrote of effective aphrodisiacs for both men and women, both as a perfume and as a massage oil. The desire for peak sexual experience is so strong that men and women have sometimes ingested dangerous poisons because of their reputed usefulness as erotic stimulants. Fortunately, it is absolutely unnecessary to take such risks in order to enjoy extraordinary sex!
Certain scents have arousing effects upon all of us. Aphrodisiacs can be of great value when dealing with sexual disharmony between couples. The root of problems like impotency and frigidity is nearly always emotional or psychological and here aromatherapy has been found to be most effective.
For thousands of years, lovers have used fragrances and aroma for love and seduction. Indeed, the entire perfume industry is founded on the belief that certain odors have alluring and seductive properties.
Essential oils which are inhaled have been shown to act through the olfactory tract directly on the brain's limbic system where sexual feelings and behavior arise.
In addition, essential oils help to create harmony in body, mind and spirit and promote feelings of well-being, relaxation, confidence and receptivity. Some essential oils do have a directly stimulating effect on the body and some have also been shown to have hormone-like influences which may encourage sexual desire and performance.
Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and other oils possess powers of arousal. Their fragrances produce stimulating effects on mood and psyche to help create erotic sensations and awaken desire.
Aphrodisiacs fall into three basic categories:
1. Calming and soothing; creating desired results by reducing stresses and anxiety
2. Direct stimulants
3. Hormonal stimulation or regulation
Ahprodisiacs can be used in many ways they can be applied to the body, in the bath tub, through the air with candles, and with room diffusers.
There are many possible applications of oils.
1. Sensual Massage.
2. As a body perfume.
3. Sharing intimate conversation and merely sniffing the oils.
4. Hot tub soaking with the pure essences.
5. Utilizing the oils as a sexual lubricant.
6. Diffusing the oils into a candlelit room romantic music playing.
scent is one of the most powerful human senses, especially when it comes to sexual attraction. It has been scientifically proven that human beings are attuned to the scent of others, and a pleasing odour that emits from our body can work to attract people to us. Scent is a powerful aphrodisiac. Today, there are many colognes and perfumes available that boast these attributes. Aphrodisiacs create such a strong feeling of arousal that you might be surprised at who suddenly appeals to you.
Aphrodisiacs are found not only in oysters, but also in other foods which can be incorporated easily into meals. Your lover will not stand a chance if you prepare a meal with asparagus, arugula, broccoli rabe, almonds, and aniseed! Be sure to sprinkle some basil over whatever you are cooking as this spice is known for its arousing abilities. For the final coup, serve up any delicious desert, as long as it is made with chocolate. As a side note to anyone with hopes of winning the affections of a beautiful lady, chocolate is thought to be one of the most powerful female aphrodisiacs!
CAUTIONS for use of Sensual Massage Oils Blends:
1. Do not use any aphrodisiac blends directly on genitals or sensitive areas. This applies to both the "ready to use" massage oils and the pure undiluted essential oil blends.
2. Do not use pure undiluted essential oil blends directly on the skin. All pure essential oil blends must first be diluted in a carrier/base oil (massage oil).