As sensual beings, humans are affected by all of their senses. One of the most primal reactions we have, the sense of smell, comes from our body's olfactory system. Smells stimulate nerve endings in the olfactory bulb, which send information to the limbic system of the brain. The limbic system is associated with memories, emotions and our sex drive.
Essential oils are one of the most effective ways to stimulate the olfactory system. They work so well because their molecules are so small. This means that they can enter the bloodstream easily and be carried to other parts of the body quickly affecting not only our sense of smell, but also our entire body.
How to Use Essential Oils
Essential oils can be used to create romance in a variety of ways. They can be added to an aromatherapy diffuser, bathwater or used as part of a romantic massage. Taking a little extra time to prepare an aromatic aphrodisiac heightens our state of desire and helps the essential oils work.
One of the most popular ways to use essential oils is with a diffuser. A diffuser uses either a candle or an electric warmer to heat the oil so its scent permeates the room. This not only makes the room smell great, but also influences your mental energy positively.