Since sexual satisfaction plays a crucial part in a women’s physical and mental well-being, problems with low sex drive deserve an equal amount of attention and treatment as any other physical or mental illness. To understand the nature of low sex drive in women here’s a breakdown of the most frequent causes.
Sex drive issues in various forms affect nearly 50% of women. Relationship issues, anger, and resentment towards themselves can all result from unaddressed sex drive issues.
Cultural aspects of a woman’s upbringing, such as religion and subtle messages about female body anatomy passed through generations, also affect women’s sexuality. Family and cultural influences have a lot to do with the psychological aspect of female sexuality.
If your background and upbringing included harboring shame towards your own body, or subtle messages that having sexual desires is wrong or immoral, you are most likely to experience low sex drive.
If you are seeking ways to enhance your sexual experience with yourself or in a loving partnership try incorporating these six oils into your daily sexual-health routine.
Note: Stress is one of the leading causes of low libido, so I do suggest engaging in mediation when diffusing these essential oils or blending them for a sensual massage.
Rose Essential Oil: As an anxiety-relieving, calming oil, it comes as no surprise that rose essential oil is also traditionally used as an aphrodisiac. As a pricey oil, though, rose is most efficiently used in blends or heavy dilutions.
Jasmine Essential Oil: A precious oil derived from delicate flower petals, jasmine has proven itself well in studies. Researchers tested alertness and “behavioral arousal” after a topical treatment of jasmine oil. The participants were also found to be more refreshed, with their senses on alert.
Ylang-ylang Essential Oil: is widely used as an aphrodisiac throughout the aromatherapy world. Its gentle floral scent is appealing to nearly everyone, and its application potential is diverse. Enjoy with other floral oils or deepen the fragrance with sandalwood.
Neroli Essential oil: derived from orange blossoms instead of the fruit’s peel is called neroli. In one clinical trial, researchers found that “inhalation of neroli oil helps relieve menopausal symptoms, increase sexual desire, and reduce blood pressure in postmenopausal women,” making it another helpful option when libido is low due to hormones or stress.
Fennel Essential Oil: As a whole herb, “Fennel seeds have been reputed to increase milk secretion, promote fertility support healthy menstruation, increase libido and alleviation of the dysmenorrhea symptoms.” Fennel essential oil retains some of these estrogenic effects, making it a beneficial addition to your libido-increasing, hormone-balancing.
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