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18 Aphrodisiac Essential Oils

Written by Reannan Raine and updated on December 12, 2017
Aphrodisiac Essential Oils

Aphrodisiac essential oils can make a romantic evening with that special someone even more enjoyable. They work by relaxing the mind and alleviating any discomfort you may be experiencing. They aren’t like medications that people take to stimulate arousal.

Essential oils are more subtle and long-lasting. Using them regularly will keep the romance going night after night, rather than just a few hours. Aphrodisiac essential oil also will not cause arousal in people who are not really interested. They just make it easier for romantic partners to get in the mood.

1. Ajowan or Ajwain Seed Essential Oil

Ajwain/ajowan seeds with thankuni leaves

Ajowan seed essential oil (Trachyspermum ammi or T. copticum), also called ajwain seed oil or carom seed oil, alleviates impotence, increases your sex drive and can help prevent premature ejaculation. This aphrodisiac oil works by stimulating hormone secretion and enhancing blood circulation.

Ajowan is also an excellent pain reliever and is great for treating arthritis, gout and headaches. If your sex life is curtailed due to one of these painful conditions or achy, sore muscles, ajowan can eliminate that uncomfortable distraction. Blend 1 drop of ajowan seed essential oil into 1 teaspoon of your favorite carrier oil.

Massage the blend into the lower abdomen, lower back and inner thighs about 1 hour before you plan to be with your partner. Ajowan seed oil has a spicy, herbaceous fragrance. Keep in mind that ajowan seed oil can lower your sperm count. If you are trying to conceive, you should use a different aphrodisiac oil.

2. Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black pepper essential oil

Black pepper essential oil (Piper nigrum) improves circulation, alleviates fatigue, relieves nerve pain, reduces anxiety and relieves muscle aches and pains. Blend 1 to 2 drops of black pepper essential oil into 1 teaspoon of carrier oil.

Massage the blend into the abdomen, lower back and inner thighs. Black pepper EO also lowers blood pressure so, if you already have low blood pressure or are on medication for high blood pressure, talk to your doctor before using this oil. You don’t want to lower your blood pressure too much.

3. Cardamom Essential Oil

Cardamom Essential Oil

Cardamom essential oil (Elettaria cardamomum) relieves muscle and joint pain, alleviates exhaustion, gets rid of headaches and calms nervousness. Cardamom EO is also very warming. Blend 1 to 2 drops of cardamom EO into a carrier oil and massage it into your lower back or abdomen. You can also massage it into your chest to increase arousal. It has a wonderful, spicy fragrance.

4. Cinnamon Essential Oil

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Cinnamon essential oil (Cinnamomum zeylanicum or C. verum) improves blood circulation, elevates your mood, gets rid of pesky headaches and reduces inflammation. You can mix 1 to 2 drops of cinnamon EO into a teaspoon of honey and take it orally.

Talk to your doctor before ingesting cinnamon oil if you are on an anticoagulant or antidepressant, have liver or kidney disease, are pregnant, have a peptic ulcer or hemophilia or plan to have surgery in the near future or just had surgery. It can be applied topically, but you want to be careful not to use too much. It can be irritating to the skin.

If you want to use it topically, blend 1 drop of cinnamon leaf oil into 2 teaspoons of carrier oil and apply it to the lower back and abdomen. Cinnamon bark oil should be diluted at the rate of 1 drop of EO per 4 tablespoons or 2 ounces of carrier oil.

Cinnamon oil can be diffused while you enjoy a romantic dinne