Essential Oils can be used to increase sex drive or libido in both men and women. Aromatherapy stimulates the limbic system in the brain where emotional memory is stored. The sense of smell and the sex drive are connected.
Basil arouses sexual instincts in both men and women.
Cedarwood calms fears and anxieties relating to sexuality.
Clary Sage helps improve sexual desire by decreasing inhibitions and arousing the emotions. Regulates and balances hormones in women. It may help with problems relating to impotence and frigidity.
Ginger heats up the libido and increases the sex drive.
Geranium elevates the emotions of love and happiness. May also restore equilibrium and help with menopausal problems.
Jasmine is deeply soothing and calming. It may help with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Jasmine enhances the feeling of sensuality and self worth.
Juniper enhances self confidence and openness by arousing and awakening love and sexuality.
Lavender produces sexual excitement in many people and may help balance the hormones. Reduces anxiety and balances energy.
Patchouli helps to release sexual fears by decreasing inhibitions. Improves communication on a physical and emotional level.
Sandalwood helpful with sexual problems due to its aphrodisiac properties. Enhances feelings of sexuality and openness. Stabilizes root chakra.
Ylang Ylang enhances sensuality, increases libido, and attraction between lovers, due to its aphrodisiac properties. The scent of Ylang Ylang elevates sexual energy and enhances relationships. May also be helpful with impotence.
Blending guidelines for impotence and erectile dysfunction are available here.
Dilute this in a carrier oil of your choice, burn in an aroma lamp, or mix a few drops in a bath with epsom salts.