Bringing Sexy Back with Essential Oils.

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“Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, turn, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or like a young stag on the rugged hills.” Song of Solomon 2:17

While great relationships can be discovered during the day while sharing common activities like running around chasing toddlers or attending a nonprofit organization, the real work of romance takes place after the work is done for the day.
Make sure to spend time together when you can devote all of your attention to each other. The night, when the duties of the day are forgotten, is usually the best time to be close. Don’t fill the time with TV or the internet. They are a poor substitute for intimacy.

Let’s be honest right here and now, absolutely no one has the perfect sex life. Sex is one of the most amazing and intimate things we can experience and often times it is clouded with guilt, shame, pain, unsaid expectations, and awkwardness. If you are even lucky enough to be one of the few women who actually feels comfortable talking about it with your friends (chances are it’s that silent issue – everyone wants to talk about) you’ve probably heard your gal pals complaining about their low libido.

“I just have no sex drive. He would have it everyday, but are you kidding me? That would mean I have to shower!” or you want it way more than your partner and he is one with the low libido.

Whatever the case may be, we could probably use some help.

Ready!?

Think ahead by preparing and planning for your evening. Start by cleaning your bedroom (I suggest essential oil-based Thieves Household Cleaner). Get rid of clutter (or at least move it elsewhere). Vacuum, dust, wash sheets and linens, and make sure the room feels fresh and clean.

Now prepare your sheets and linens by scenting them with something exotic. I suggest making the following pillow spray using Sandalwood , Patchouli, Ylang Ylang Sensation or Lady Sclareol.

Exotic Pillow Spray

25 drops essential oils
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. purified water
2 oz. glass spray bottle

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So let’s jump in and I’ll share some of my favorite oils for enhancing a healthy sex life.

Remember, our sense of smell is incredibly powerful for accessing the limbic system of our brain and thus can effect our libido and hormones. Aromatherapist, Dr. Naresh Arora explains, “The essential oils do magic and stimulate the pituitary gland, the master of endocrine gland, which controls hormone production. Inactiveness of pituitary gland can lead to low sex drive. So, the oils help keep it in an active state.”
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TOP OILS TO ENHANCE A HEALTHY LOVE LIFE

Ylang Ylang – This has been traditionally used as an aphrodisiac and is great for both you and your partner. This is a very sweet and floral scent that has a similar smell to Jasmine. It has a very calming effect on the body and heart and can relieve that occasional anxious sexual feelings that arise from time to time. Emotionally it really fosters a feeling of love, security and serenity.  This is the oil that is said to boost that libido and help you get in the mood.

Application: Diffuse – Follow some of the recipes below.
Topical – Apply a drop to your wrists, behind the neck on the bottom of feet, around the belly button, on inner thighs or a body massage with a carrier oil.
Find this oil too sweet by itself? Add some lemon to it.
Keep in mind though that lemon essential oil is phototoxic so please avoid the sun for the next 12-48 hours.
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Clary Sage – I love this oil, it has been a life saver for me. This oil has a deep sweet nutty flavor that reminds me of Bergamot essential oil that I dearly enjoy. This oil can be described as euphoric. It has been traditionally used to promote hormonal balance within the body, which if your hormones are out of whack you will definitely experience low libido. This oil helps you become very relaxed and has some sedative properties to it. It can help to release the tension and stress of the day and can help ease you into a more sensual state.

Application: Apply a few drops on the bottoms of the feet and forearms daily. I rub a drop unto the ends of my hair and every time I move my head I can smell it.

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Lady Sclareol – This is a delicious blend of Geranium, Coriander, Vetiver, Orange, Clary Sage, Bergamot, Ylang ylang, Royal Hawaiian sandalwood, Spanish sage, Jasmine, Idaho blue spruce, Spearmint and Hinoki. Every single oil in this blend helps bring about confidence, joy, peace and elevates emotions while helping to reduce occasional stress. This blend is also powerful for balancing our the hormones in our body. Every woman should wear this every day.

Application: Apply to the bones on the back of the ear as well as the wrists and heart center daily.

“I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon…” (Proverbs 7:17)

Cinnamon Bark – Cinnamon smells divine and is known to be a powerful brain tonic. It has long been know to enhance energy and reduce fatigue. But most importantly for today, it is the oil of sexual harmony.
“Cinnamon strongly supports the reproductive system and helps with sexual issues. It assists individuals in accepting their body and embracing their physical attractiveness. It nurtures healthy sexuality. It rekindles sexual energies when there has been repression, trauma or abuse. It can also bring clarity to souls who struggle with their sexual identity.” –Daniel McDonald

Application: This is a VERY hot oil, so dilute 1:4 to carrier oil. Diffuse regularly with other oils like Bergamot, Patchouli, Orange and Frankincense. You can can apply a couple drops to the big toe and ankle known as the reflexology points for your libido.

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Great Oily Intimacy Recipe List

Exotic Pillow Spray
25 drops essential oils
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. purified water
2 oz. glass spray bottle

Scent-sual Massage Oil
30 drops – Cedarwood
20 drops – Clary Sage
10 drops – Ylang Ylang
6 drops – Patchouli
1 drop – Myrrh or Frankincense
4 oz. sweet almond oil

Steamy After Bath Rub
30 drops – Neroli
10 drops – Sandalwood
5 drops – Juniper
4 drops – Ginger
4 ylang ylang
2 drops jasmine or lavender
4 oz. v6 or sweet almond oil

Feeling a little dry?
I can tell you right now that any personal lubricant you purchase at the drug store is far from natural. In fact, while the lubricant may do an excellent job lubricating things, the side effects of the chemical ingredients can cause a host of other problems.

What kinds of problems?

It turns out, candida LOVES this stuff – and if candida loves it, you may find yourself with repeated yeast infections. BUMMER.

So, if you want a personal lubricant, but don’t want to buy the stuff at the store, what do you do?

Fortunately coconut oil makes an excellent personal lubricant. However, if you use latex condoms, this lubricant is a NO-NO. Coconut and latex do not make good friends and the integrity of the latex condom will be compromised.

So, why will this personal lubricant change your life? First, you are using a product that you know what the ingredients are!

Lubricant recipe:
3 drops black pepper
2 drops peppermint
5 drops Sensation
1 oz. coconut oil

Have I convinced you yet to make your own?

Massage Oil/Diffuser blends:

To encourage romance:
2 drops Ylang Ylang
2 drops Orange
2 drops Geranium

To banish inhibitions:
3 drops Basil
5 drops Geranium
To spice up your life:
2 drops Clove
4 drops Bergamot

Aroma Therapy

Romantic Bath
1 drop Ylang Ylang
3 drops Patachouii
1 drop Geranium
2 drops Clary Sage.
Epsom salt

Loving Massage Blend
20 drops Clary Sage
10 drops Cedarwood
20 drops Ylang Ylang
8 drops Patachouii
2 oz. carrier oil

Aphrodisiac Diffuser
1 drop Grapefruit
2 drops Clary Sage
3 drops Juniper

Light the Fire Diffuser
3 drops Frankincense
1 drop Myrrh
1 drop Sandalwood
1 drop cinnamon bark

Sensual Linen Spray
10 drops Sandalwood
6 drops Ylang Ylang
14 drops Bergamot
3 oz. distilled water

Sexuality Massage Blend
4 drops Clary Sage
6 drops Sandawood
4 drops Ylang Ylang
2 drops Coriander
2 drops Patachouii
2 drops Ginger
1 drop Basil
1 drop Vetiver
2 oz. coconut oil

To Relax:
Bergamot – 9 drops
Geranium – 11 drops
Ginger – 10 drops
Grapefruit – 15 drops
Rosemary – 11 drops
Palma Rosa – 5 drops
Neroli – 7 drops
Lavender – 3 drops
Lemon – 20 drops

“Morning After” Mist
10 drops lavender
6 drops frankincense
3 drops geranium
3 drops cypress
3 drops copaiba
1 tsp. vodka or witch hazel
2 oz. glass bottle of purified water

Exotic Cologne for Him
15 drops cedarwood
10 drops clary sage
5 drops ylang ylang
3 drops patchouli
1 drop elemi or myrrh
5 ml carrier oil (V-6 or sweet almond oil)
Another option to consider is Shutran. I really love it when my husband wears it.

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Exotic Perfume for Her
2 drops jasmine
10 drops coriander
12 drops bergamot
5 drops rose
8 drops neroli
1 drop elemi or myrrh
5 ml carrier oil (V-6 or sweet almond oil

Have fun, play safe and enjoy!

 

 

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