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August 04, 2022 4 min read

SEXUAL AROMATHERAPY: SPICE UP YOUR LOVE-NEST

The sense of smell can be a great way to create a wonderful environment, more so during sex. Aromatherapy, also known as essential oil therapy, involves using essential oils for mind, health, and body well-being.  The oils are inhaled through the nose, and the scent is taken to the brain through the olfactory bulb. Essential oils can help you navigate sexual involvement with ease and pleasure. This blog will help you understand more about sexual aromatherapy, Its benefits, and how you can safely use essential oils to enhance sexual stimulation.

Strategies for Sexual Aromatherapy

Keep it Subtle

Essential oils have extremely strong scents. For this reason, always use a few drops to create the admirable atmosphere you intend to have. While subtle and refined whiffs will stimulate your senses, a strong scent overwhelms you. Using excess oils might cause headaches and may have no arousal effect. You can blend multiple oils to avoid direct revelation of the aroma's constituents.

Avoid Skin Contact

Although essential oils appear to be great adds to massage plays, neutral oils are safer to use. Sex organs are extremely sensitive compared to other body parts. Therefore, applying essential oils on the genitals is not recommended because these oils are highly concentrated. Overlooking this fact can cause adverse and irreversible conditions. 

Connect With a Fragrance

Since people have different tastes and preferences, always choose based on your preference. When shopping, have sufficient time for selection and self-familiarization. You can close your eyes when smelling the essential oils and imagine how the scene or how combining several types can feel. Picture your partner and the way you would want to act with them. Take your thoughts even further; for example, imagine how they'd feel getting oral sex from you. After that, smell your oil again and determine if that scent seamlessly fits the scene. Find out how inhaling the scent feels to you. Are you excited? Do you feel relaxed? Or, does it erupt vague mystery feelings when smelt? This will help you make the best decision.

What’s Your Partner’s Taste?

Before incorporating essential oils into your plays, start by using a few drops of different types during his presence. Put a few oil drops in a diffuser and observe their response. You must not test the oils during sex. Alternatively, you can openly bring your different oil collections to them and have their opinion about the ones they like most and which don't seem to impress. Doing so can help you choose the oils that appeal to both of you. If you have varied types, blend them. Place two bottles closer to each other and notice how the scents combine.

 Choosing the Perfect Oil

There are different Essential oils available in the market. Some, like the lavender oil, are almost universally impressive since they are non-aggressive and easy to use. However, essential oils can be categorized into different groups.  Some, such as pine, spruce, and fir oils, are calming and give the feeling of being in a spa. Others like tea tree, eucalyptus, and citrus oils have a clean and refreshing scent. On the other hand, others, like orchids, have a bit of mystery or erotica. Some essential oils, such as cinnamon or cedar, have a pungent smell but are great in mixtures. 

Methods of Using Essential Oils for Mood Setting

Skin

For you to directly apply essential oils on the skin, ensure it is well diluted with a carrier oil to prevent irritation. You can also use the diluted oil to give a sensual massage to your partner. The massage releases more scent that activates your partner’s muscles and improves blood circulation. The sense of touch also helps get them ready for intimacy. However, avoid using essential oils on the genitals, even after diluting.  

Oil bath

When preparing your bath, fill the bathtub with warm water and add three to twelve drops of your preferred essential oils and one-ounce carrier oil. Gently stir the mixture with your fingers to disperse the oil and diffuse the air's odors. You can either deep part of or the whole body in the mixture. However, be careful not to let the solution get into your nose, eyes, or mouth. Researchers suggest that only dipping the feet in a foot bath can lightly enhance your mood.

Diffusers

A diffuser is a wonderful and simple method to disperse essential oils scents into your room. Diffusers come in different types. Some diffusers are in the form of essential oil sticks that slowly fill the air. 

Others are candle-lit devices or machines, which mainly warm up the oil, making it lighter to easily move into the space. These candle-lit diffusers are a great option for people who don’t like direct application of oils on their skin. However, avoid using candle-lit diffusers around pets, pregnant mothers, and children for safety reasons. 

The Bottom Line

People try different methods to set the mood for intimacy. Some use champagne, while others try cuddling or foreplay. However, essential oils, especially those with a great scent, have a way of setting a cool ambiance that ups the game. To set the mood using essential oils,  get the best selections, and understand which combinations work best together. Additionally, observe the precautions involved for a safe, fun-filled sexual encounter.

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