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You probably have some idea of what essential oils are and what they can do for your health, your beauty, and your mood. But did you know that essential oils can jump-start your sex life? In fact, they’ve been in use for as an aphrodisiac—albeit primarily under the radar, for centuries. Essential oils expert, Margaret Szura, CHHC, AADP, gets right to the point: “When there’s a problem with sexual desire or arousal, it is usually a physical or emotional issue, and healing is a process that essential oils can aid with.”
Szura, who works out of New Jersey as a representative for essential oils supplier, dōTerra (which is a Latin derivative meaning “gift from nature”) went on to explain to Reader’s Digest: “When stress levels are high, essential oils can help with calming. When energy is lacking, the right oils can be uplifting or stimulating. And aphrodisiac oils increase arousal because they increase circulation and blood flow.”
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This spice delivers a lot of benefits—read about cinnamon’s powers here—including being a sexual stimulant, says Szura. The scent not only stimulates the immune system, she claims, but it’s also the oil of sexual harmony. (Szura relies on the guide Emotions and Essential Oils by Enlighten Healing—it’s her bible, she says.) Cinnamon supports the reproductive system and helps heal sexual issues, Szura explains. It’s also warming, which increases blood flow and circulation, and that is obviously important to achieving a full and satisfactory state of arousal. “It’s a major libido enhancer,” she says. Dilute it with a carrier oil at a 1 to 4 ratio, she suggests.