Aromatherapy: Oils for Recovering your Libido

There is rarely a physical component to problems with libido, the root cause is often emotional or mental. It's not an uncommon condition and most people will experience a low libido at some point in their lives, which may be caused by factors such as stress, overwork, fear of pregnancy, an insensitive partner or perhaps more deep-seated causes such as a fear of intimacy or childhood trauma. Poor lifestyle habits like a low-nutrient diet and too much caffeine or alcohol can also contribute to low libido.

Restore Desire

Aromatherapy oils with aphrodisiac properties can help restore sexual urges. A few drops of jasmine or rose in an oil burner or vaporiser at home will create a warm, romantic atmosphere.

How to Blend Oils for Recovering Libido

All of these blends should be added to 35ml of the carrier oil of your choice.

aromatherapy patchouli

Top Note

Middle Note

Base Note

Overcoming frigidity

3 drops clary sage

3 drops black pepper

2 drops jasmine
2 drops ylang ylang

Performance anxiety

4 drops juniper

2 drops neroli

4 drops vetivert

Overcoming impotence

2 drops clary sage

2 drops rose

1 drop jasmine
5 drops sandalwood

Stimulating your libido

3 drops basil

3 drops rosemary

4 drops patchouli

Remedies to Recover your Libido

Use your aromatherapy blends to help nurture desire and banish any anxieties you or your partner may have about sex.

Performance Anxiety

Men and woman may experience anxiety before intimacy, especially with a new partner, and also sometimes due to lack of experience. This worry can be the cause of much emotional distress. Concentrating on sensuality and enjoying gentle touch such as massage can help overcome much of the inhibitory nature of performance anxiety.

Create a romantic atmosphere, with candles and an oil burner using the performance anxiety blend. You can also use the blend as a massage oil or on the pulse points. If you know you are likely to feel anxious, take a relaxing scented bath beforehand, preferably with your partner.

Overcoming Frigidity

Frigidity is very often misunderstood, misplaced in the context of an aversion to sex. However, it can refer to the inability of a woman to reach orgasm, which is not to say that she might not enjoy sex, simply that she will not climax.

Massage is an excellent therapy to help overcome frigidity. The essential oils in your overcoming frigidity blend combined with the sensual nature of touch can help a person to appreciate their own body more.

aromatherapy massage

Is also helps deal with any problems that there may be with regard to a negative self image, which can contribute towards frigidity by preventing you from relaxing completely.

Overcoming Impotence

There are several lifestyle issues that can be addressed to help overcome impotency, such as excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet and lack of exercise. If all these may be eliminated as a cause, it may be that the condition stems from emotional issues such as stress and anxiety at work or a general fear of intimacy.

For men it is important that they develop the ability to express their emotions, as this can make them feel more confident and less likely to experience impotence, or at least to be able to deal with it better if it does occur. Using oils in the bath and in oil burners can help deal with the underlying causes of impotence.

Stimulating your Libido

You libido can go through phases, so at times in your life you may not feel very sexual. These cycles are quite natural, and may be worked on without needing to resort to extreme measures. Go through the likely triggers such as stress levels at work or within a relationship, and think of ways you can enjoy yourself and regain your joie de vivre.

It may be that all you need is a change of routine or scene, if the monotony of daily life is leaving you feeling cold.

aromatherapy bathing

Wearing aromatherapy oils can help with this. Use the stimulating your libido blend on your pulse points. Take long hot baths with this blend and add a few drops to your pillow at night.