Valentine's Day is around the corner and for many couples, the day known for it's iconic red and pink color scheme and over-priced boxes of chocolate, brings on a bout of serious anxiety. We're not talking about the stress of having to plan an elaborate date night (if that is what your spouse wants) or finding the perfect present. For many couples, Valentine's Day is a dreadful reminder of what their lives were like before having kids, bringing about the painful question "when was the last time we were intimate?"
Getting intimate with your spouse after having a baby can feel impossible. Recovering from labor and getting your health on track can make someone feel their least sexiest but nothing feels as bad as the loneliness that can come about when in a distant marriage. There is a way to tap into your sensuality again, and if you are here now looking for answers, we have some for you! Just like oysters and champagne are popular aphrodisiacs, there are many essential oils that have been scientifically found to spark sexual arousal. If you and your spouse are looking to spice up your relationship, here are some essential oils known for their ability that spark sensuality, increase libido and help you feel yourself.
Jasmine Essential Oil
has an intense floral aroma that is known for having stimulating effects that arouses the nervous system. Add a few drops of this delicious oil and enjoy the aromatherapy benefits while giving each other a massage. Jasmine calms and relaxes the nerves and massage is a wonderful way to connect to your partner on an intimate level, setting the mood and easing anxiety.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood oil has been used for centuries in religious and spiritual ceremonies. The pungent and woodsy scent is strong and sexy, commonly known to entice through smell, taste and touch. Applying this oil as a light perfume is guaranteed to turn your partner on when they hold you close and should make the time spent cuddling a substantially satisfying experience.
Patchouli Essential Oil
Grown in Malaysia, China, West Africa and the Philippines, Patchouli oil
has an intoxicating scent known for it's ability to stimulate glands and increase libido. This dark, musky and earthy aroma is strong, so a little goes a long way. This oil's aromatherapy benefits are bountiful and is especially known to ground and soothe anxiety. Some say that patchouli helps one connect with their higher spiritual self, which makes this oil so powerful for tapping into our sexual desires.
Floreo Aphrodisiac Blend
If you are looking for a blend of oils that offers an array of benefits, the Floreo blend is your all-in-one package. This blend has lavender, geranium, rose and orange and has a delicious floral aroma that is light and irresistible. Deeply hydrating, this blend makes a beautiful massage oil that moisturizes and softens the skin within minutes. Lavender promotes warmth while orange awakens and revitalizes, making this oil perfect to share with your partner.