Naturally Addressing Intimacy

It’s February so you know what that means… Valentines day is upon us. Talk of romance and intimacy abounds, and this area is not exempt from the influence of a natural health focus.
Due to a variety of hormone influences in our generally toxic environments, intimacy doesn’t come easy to everyone. Many don’t even know where to begin addressing intimacy needs in a natural way, but there are many options both nutritionally and homeopathically.
While there are some underlying hormone balancing needs for many, that is a topic for another day. Instead, I will focus on herbs and oils you can use right away to stimulate passion.
Scent based – Try diffusing or using these oils highly diluted in a massage blend to get the juices flowing. They are effective to work on thoughts, feelings and emotions, even stimulating the limbic system. We know that intimacy often begins in the brain after all.
  • Jasmine,
  • Bergamot,
  • Cinnamon,
  • Ylang Ylang,
  • Clary Sage,
  • Geranium,
  • Patchouli,
  • Sandalwood,
  • Ginger.
Topically – Used to increase blood flow in specific regions, or used on pulse points. Also many of these increase overall body temperature which can contribute to intimacy support. Take note of dilution needs depending on the individual oil and location of application.
  • Patchouli,
  • Clary Sage,
  • Black Pepper,
  • Cardamom,
  • Ylang Ylang,
  • Sandalwood,
  • Cinnamon,
  • Jasmine,
  • Rose,
  • Roman Chamomile,
  • Ginger,
  • Peppermint.
Internally – Consider consuming these herbs or oils as recommended. Note that some of these may affect hormone levels so it is suggested to run them by your doctor or pharmacist if you have any concerns.
  • Maca root,
  • Ginseng,
  • Cinnamon oil,
  • Ginger oil,
  • Ginger root,
  • Tribulus,
  • Gingko,
  • Fenugreek,
  • Saffron
Put these oils and herbs to use and share your experiences in the comments. And as always, reach out to me if you need help getting your hands on some high quality essential oils for any need.