Romancing the Scent
Feb 02, 2009 02:50PM
The reason is found in the olfactory lobe of the brain, which is part of the limbic system, the same area that produces sexual desires. It’s why essential oils may be found in health food stores and specialty shops in personalized blends used to scent a room and as ingredients in massage oils and seductive perfumes.
Sweet orange, neroli, rose, jasmine, coriander, ylang-ylang, patchouli, ginger or sandalwood may be selected to enhance the mood of a romantic encounter. If used directly on the skin, essential oils should be diluted in a base, such as jojoba or almond oil. A few drops of these potent oils go a long way.
Adapted from Essential Oils for Body and Soul by Anne Simons.