Are you looking for a �love potion� for you and your man? Let�s create one! The word aphrodisiac brings to mind all kind of erotic and sensual thoughts. Did you know that it comes from the name of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite?
Known for beauty, love, sensual rapture, desire and passion, Aphrodite sparks that inner fire that most are looking for but are possibly to afraid to mention. In other words when you use aphrodisiacs in food or perfume, you have a tendency to get all hot and bothered.
Two of the most famous essential oils used to create aphrodisiac perfumes are Rose and Jasmine.
Rose essential oil is often referred to as harmonizing, comforting and romantic. Liked by some women but not by all.
Jasmine essential oils are said to be seductive and sedating. Jasmine has been used in India as an aphrodisiac for centuries. Jasmine�s scent is warm, floral and deeply inviting. Jasmine�s been found to stimulate the senses without any negative side effects. Liked by some but not by all.
If Jasmine and Rose essential oils are liked by some and not by all why are they used in most perfumes? It�s the synergy that�s created when they are blended with other essential oils that makes them Great.
For instance, Sandalwood is an essential oil that creates an exotic, sensual atmosphere with a reputation as an aphrodisiac, especially when blended with Ylang Ylang.
Vanilla Essential Oil has a sweet aroma with aphrodisiac effects. It�s subtle but certainly can�t be ignored.
Cedarwood is a sleeper to most people but in the aphrodisiac world cedarwood essential oil is known to arouse sexual desire particularly in men.
There are many ways to use essential oils as aphrodisiacs. You can use them as single note perfumes, as a blend in diffusers, as a spray mist for your bed sheets, a body oil or as a perfume blend that you create for personal use.
I�ve included a simple but interesting combination of essential oils for you to use as an aphrodisiac. You might want to substitute other oils in place of the ones listed below but keep in mind that the choice of oil will dictate the amount you use in your blend.
Have fun with it! I�ve given you the choice of essential oils or fragrance oils (not as pure as essential oils and often more synthetic). Fragrance oils are far less in price and will give you that overwhelming sweet rush aroma that you�re used to in mall stores. But if you�re true to aromatherapy and natural perfume, use your essential oils.
3 drops sandalwood essential/fragrance oil
2 drops vanilla essential/fragrance oil
3 drops cedarwood essential/fragrance oil
1/2 pt (300ml) 70 percent grain alcohol (NOT rubbing alcohol!) or vodka
Pour the alcohol into a bottle .
Add the oils and shake well.
Leave for 1 week to marinate, settle and synergize. That's it simple, quick and to the point.
An aphrodisiac is a powerful way to enrich a romantic evening but who says that Romance is just for evenings?
Life Never Smelled So Sweet!