Does your mojo need a bit of makeover, or do you just want to
put a fire suit on and take things to next level?
Scent is one of our basic, most primal senses. The other 4 primary ones are touch, taste, sight, and sound. If you want to find out what turns you on todayand amp up your love life, spend as much time as you can exploring these 5 versions of awareness; dive deep, be curious, try things, experiment…you’ll recall some sentimental favorites and make exciting associations with new ones.
Our sense of smell is important. It is at the core of our being from the beginning...our awareness of it took place in the first few moments of life. It has the ability to trigger our memory, bring comfort, and make us feel safe and more connected. We use it all the time. It is one of our most powerful senses and interestingly they say it travels faster to our brain than even our sense of sight or sound and makes a connection.
When it comes to love and lust, scent can be a huge trigger…huuuuge! Just think about it…the smell of your partner’s body, sweat or perfume…interesting things like fresh sheets, leather, flowers, the scent of the places you’ve visited together etc. Without realizing it we’ve cataloged a hundred scents that we associate with love, sex or our partner. When you experience that scent again it can flood your body with a surge of good memories, feelings, and hormones!
Along with the mental trigger certain scents create, pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils also have a unique ability to genuinely affect our mind and body’s chemistry.
How does that happen, you ask?
Collected from living plant sources, the molecules the oils emit travel into our body transdermally or through our olfactory system (meaning, you can inhale them or apply them to your skin). They meet and mix with our own biology and have the ability to create dramatic effects. When they stimulate our chemistry and hormones it can definitely alter our behavior, physiology and the emotional portion of our brain.
People often wonder why their libido changes and they go through periods of “lack of desire.” I believe that a few of the most common things are:
A decrease of our “sex hormones”(usually due to things like childbirth, menopause, age and even stress. Poor health(sickness, lack of exercise, or medications). Mental depressionand exhaustion, or feeling less attractive/desirable and reduced self-worth and self-care.
There are different ways to tackle those issues (I say, try anything and everything) including…drum roll please…pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils! They are simple, powerful and extremely effective. Some oils might make you feel more imaginative, focused or put you in a positive mindset. Some could help calm you down and reduce feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress. There are definitely oils that increase your energy, stamina, and zest for life. Others work like aphrodisiacs and could possibly make you feel attractive and flirty, connected to your partner and more in love, or more orgasmic and turned-on because you are so present in your body. The best way to use them is by applying diluted ones (in healthy coconut oil or sweet almond oil) directly to your skin and hair…ideally around your pulse points and erogenous zones. Let them heat up with the warmth of your own skin and mix with your chemistry, or inhaling them (from your skin or diffuser in the room. Another romantic idea is putting them in massage oils or washing your sheets with them.
You’re like, “Okay, great. Which ones will rock my world?”
Got it. Here are our top favorites for getting your sexy back:
Woods like: Cedarwood and Sandalwood
Citrus scents like Sweet Orange, Bergamot, Lemon and Grapefruit