The most important and impactful sexual organ a human being has is the brain. It’s the programming center for our sex drive and reproductive behavior. However, there are other agents said to aid and multiply that organ’s affect when implemented accordingly. I introduce to you...Aphrodisiacs!

Aphrodisiacs are substances that are believed to increase sexual desire and fertility.  The name originates from the Greek Goddess of love and sexuality, Aphrodite. The aphrodisiacs may be food, herbs or other substances that have affects on the hormones or neurotransmitters therefore enhancing feelings of love and attraction. 

Aphrodisiacs may help to dissipate some of the emotional, psychological or physical ailments that inhibit sexual desire and intimacy.  For example they may have one of the following effects:

  • Reduce stress
  • Enhance mood
  • Calm anxiety
  • Relieve depression
  • Increase circulation
  • Energize mind and body
  • Appeal to the senses

Remember that physical stress and exhaustion may affect your desire to feel love and intimacy.   

Essential oils are very concentrated oils that are extracted from plants, herbs, flowers and trees.   They are only used in minute amounts and can be added to lotions, massage oils, baths, and diffusers. Choose the essential oils that have an aroma that you like or love!

Essential Oil Aphrodisiacs

  • Basil
  • Frankincense
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Geranium
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver
  • Rose
  • Jasmine
  • Cinnamon
  • Myrrh
  • Vanilla
  • Lavender
  • Lemon

What are some of your favorite essential oils that can also act as aphrodisiacs?

I'm sharing aphrodisiac foods and herbs in separate posts this week, make sure you are following along in the Aphrodisiacs topic!

xoxo, Dr. G