It happens to even the most passionate of couples… As the years go by, the romance drops off a bit. Personally, it can be tough to connect with my husband when we’re both so busy dealing with work, our son, and all of our other responsibilities.
Adding to the problem? As you get older, your libido gradually starts to decrease. So, how do you inject some romance AND some extra sex drive into your relationship?
With the right essential oils!
While most people associate aromatherapy with general relaxation and a greater overall well-being, there are essential oils that are used specifically for romance and sexuality. I believe there’s no better way to use them than in a sensual bath!
Creating a sensual bath is a great way to increase intimacy and build excitement. With the right person, the water alone can be a heavenly experience. However, when you throw the right essential oils into the mix, you wind up with an out-of-this-world evening!
What do you need to create a sensual bath?
You have to start with a room that’s sensual to look at. So, get all of the dirty clothes and towels out of the way, and make sure your bathroom is completely clean. (A little mildew will ruin the mood!) Then, light some unscented candles, and place them around the room.
Next, you need the right bath salts. I like to mix 1/4 cup Romance Bath Salts
with one drop each of Jasmine
and Ylang Ylang
essential oil has a long history of boosting libido and relieving the pressure that comes along with impotence, performance anxiety, or simply feeling undesirable. In fact, it’s been an aphrodisiac since ancient times!
Ylang Ylang essential oil
also soothes anxieties and helps with impotence. It’s also a proven energy-booster, which comes in handy during love making! Plus, Ylang Ylang
has an exotic scent that helps bring out our emotional and sensual natures.
To turn the romance and sexuality up even further, our Romance Bath Salts
essential oils. Cardamom
has a spicy scent that can warm even the coldest of hearts. It’s a great oil to use when you feel like the passion has been extinguished from your relationship. All of that spice opens up your senses and reinvigorates your love life!
on the other hand, has a musky, suggestive scent that decreases your inhibitions. This essential oil will boost your libido by releasing a variety of emotions.
As soon as the warm bath water mixes with these essential oils, your senses will kick into overdrive. Not only will the warmth soothe your skin, but the heat will help you enjoy the full impact of their aroma. (Just be sure to add the bath salts after the water has finished running so that they don’t evaporate in the steam
Enter the bath
Once you and your sweetie are comfortable in the tub, pour two glasses of wine or champagne and toast each other. For some added flavor, have a plate of fruit nearby. Its soft sweetness will provide a great contrast to the bubbly champagne!
If you want to indulge your ears, have some soft music playing in the background. Or, simply give your ears a treat by whispering sweet nothings to each other!
Once you’ve started to relax in the water, it’s time for a libido massage. Pour a teaspoon of Romance Body Oil
into your hands, and massage your sweetie’s hands, feet, or any other place that’s still tense. The oil won’t mix with water, and as an added benefit, it will keep your sweetie’s skin moist and soft. (Romance Body Oil is also great for a post-bath massage. With it, your skin won’t dry out from your long soak.)
So, go ahead and plan your sensual bath. And, if there’s a special type of fruit, champagne, or music that helped boost your mood, be sure to share them with us!
© 2013, Cristina Proano-Carrion,
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.