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Essential oils for Low Libido

If you are struggling with low libido, the first thing to understand is that you are not alone. For men, low libido often culminates in erectile dysfunction, which ranges in prevalence from 5% in younger men to 25% in men over 65. In women, low libido is common in all stages of life thanks to fluctuating hormones.

Having a low libido periodically or chronically is nothing to be ashamed of. Bringing your concerns into the open can start the path toward health, intimacy, and resolution.

Low Libido Causes

Causes of low libido vary from person to person and range from lifestyle influences to serious disorders. Some of the most prevalent factors include:

  • Stress – One of the most basic yet most difficult causes of low libido to fix, simply being stressed out and overtired can put a damper on the mood. Stress over relationship issues such as raising the kids, money, and house concerns, can lead to lack of intimacy and hinder libido as well. Most stress can be relieved with simple lifestyle changes.
  • Alcohol – An often overlooked cause of sexual dysfunction, alcohol can be a stressor of its own. While contemporary advice says to utilise alcohol to just relax, it could have the opposite effect and ruin efforts toward libido increase.
  • Hormones – Here’s where it gets complicated. The body’s network of hormone responses create long-term messages for the body to respond to. So they aren’t quick to fix. Hormones are connected to causes like stress, ageing, disease, and menstrual, pregnancy, and menopause related libido issues. When hormones are at the root of libido issues, expect change to come progressively over time.
  • Illness – Physical stressors on the body – such as obesity, heart health, and other illness – can hinder sexual desire and response, as well. When an illness or condition is at the root of low libido, working with a doctor is important.

As gentle and relaxing aromas, these oils can be used in diffusions, sprays, topical applications and more. Get creative to see how you can boost libido by incorporating these essential oils into both your daily life and romantic life.

1. Rose

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.

Application: Blend into a perfume to carry this romantic floral scent with you, or diffuse periodically throughout the day for both partners to enjoy.

2. Jasmine

A precious and pricey 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. Of course, the participants were found to be more refreshed, with their senses on alert.

Application: Apply jasmine topically in a perfume or sensual massage oil for men and women. Note that the delicate petals sometimes require the use of a solvent to extract the oil. Check labels carefully, especially for an organic certification.

3. Clary Sage

A 2014 study undertook the question of menopause symptom relief and essential oils. The found that simply inhaling hormone-balancing clary sage essential oil had an anti-depressant effect on menopausal women. When libido is low due to hormonal shifts like menopause, clary sage is a balancer that may bring some relief.

Application: Diffuse or inhale periodically to relax, balance hormones, and get in the mood.

4. Ylang Ylang

Ylang ylang 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.

Application: Diffusion, inhalation, or diluted into a carrier oil as a massage oil for both men and women.

5. Neroli

Essential oil derived from orange blossoms instead of the fruit’s peel is called neroli, a precious and very useful oil. 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.

Application: Diffusion or inhalation a couple of times each day for calming, balancing effects.

6. Fennel

As a whole herb, “Fennel seeds have been reputed to increase milk secretion, promote menstruation, facilitate birth and alleviate the symptoms of the female climacteric, increase libido and alleviation of the dysmenorrheal symptoms.” Fennel essential oil retains some of these estrogenic effects, making it a beneficial addition to your libido-increasing, hormone-balancing diffusion or massage blends.

For any hormone issue our recommended Blend is a Roll on Clary Calm!

There is always an oil

Men and women of all ages have faced low libido and have found hope and renewal. There is no shame in admitting the struggle and seeking a solution! As a bonus, openness and partnership in finding a remedy or resolution as a couple will help to increase intimacy, as well.

To relieve the stresses of everyday life, boost libido and begin to ignite a spark with your significant other, try this DIY libido boosting blend diffused or diluted into a carrier oil (almond or coconut are excellent!) for a soothing massage. Simply blend:

  • 2 drops neroli (or wild orange)
  • 2 drops jasmine
  • 2 drops ylang ylang

Directly into a diffuser (or inhaler, with one drop each) or into a tablespoon or two of the carrier oil of your choice.

Mothers love diffuser blend

Mother’s Love Diffuser Blend

With all the corona virus situation at the moment unless we are key workers, we may be at home home schooling children, caring for others in the household, phoning and checking on loved ones and juggling businesses and housework.

Check out our diffusers here.

So this is my favourite diffuser blend of the moment.

Mother’s Love Diffuser Blend

Credit Advanced Oil Magic Book

This blend brings a sense of comfort and safety so it is perfect at this time when we all need emotional support.

Place the water in the diffuser (Recommended with Doterra Diffusers).

2 Drops Myrrh

4 Drops Wild Orange

1 Drop Frankinsense

2 Drops Lavender

Give it a try and let me know in the comments what you think and how your doing.

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Melissa essential oil uk

Melissa Essential Oil

With the ability to positively affect mood, Melissa essential oil is often used to reduce tense feelings, promote relaxation, and calm feelings of nervousness.

Primary Benefits

  • May help to support a healthy immune system
  • Calms tension and nerves
  • Promotes feelings of relaxation

Melissa officinalis, also known as lemon balm, received the name “Melissa” because of its sweet, fresh, citrus-like fragrance, which was known to attract bees (Melissa is Greek for “honey bee”). As one of our rarest and most expensive oils, Melissa has a wide range of health benefits and uses.* Melissa is used as a flavour in teas and ice cream as well as with some fish dishes. Because of its positive effect on mood, Melissa has long been used to calm feelings of tension and nervousness. Diffusing Melissa at night can help initiate a restful sleep environment and promote emotional well-being. Melissa may also help to support a healthy immune system.

Why is it sooooooo expensive?

Melissa oil is not common and it is very expensive because 7 tonnes are needed to produce 1 kg (21/4 lb) oil. It is very special, I personally treat myself to 1 bottle a year and make it last. I mix up fractionated coconut oil with 10 drops in my rose quarts roller bottle and use it as a perfume if I feel in need of comfort.

 
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Panic attack essential oils

Essential oils for panic attacks and anxiety

For many years I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression and one of the symptoms, particularly if I’m very busy, feeling under pressure or overwhelmed, I suffer panic attacks.

A panic attack is a sudden feeling of overwhelming anxiety, and it’ll peak within minutes. A person who’s suffering from a panic attack may experience sweating, pounding heart, palpitations, accelerated heart rate, shaking or trembling, feelings of choking, feelings of shortness of breath or smothering, chest pain or discomfort, dizziness, nausea, abdominal distress, fear of dying, fear of losing control or numbness or tingling sensations.

Luckily, there are essential oils that can help relieve panic attacks, and the best essential oils for my panic attacks include lavender, rose, vetiver, ylang-ylang, bergamot, and chamomile. Read on to learn more about how essential oils can help you if you suffer them too.

Lavender

The most common essential oil for panic attacks is lavender. It may have a calming, relaxing effect when it’s inhaled. The reason for this is because it’s considered a nervous system restorative. It helps with sleep, restlessness, irritability, nervous stomach and nervous tension. Clinical trials show that inhaling lavender essential oil reduces stress and anxiety.

Rose

Rose essential oil is similar to lavender. It’s commonly used for relieving anxiety, and it significantly reduces it. Similar to lavender essential oil, rose also has calming, relaxing effects.

Vetiver

Vetiver oil is a nervous system tonic that causes calmness and stabilization, and it decreases hypersensitivity and nervousness. It’s helpful to use the oil for panic attacks and shock. Did you know that vetiver oil helps the immune, respiratory, endocrine, circulatory, digestive, excretory and nervous systems? If you’re having trouble falling asleep because of panic attacks, vetiver oil will help you fall asleep because it’s a natural sedative.

Ylang-ylang

Ylang-ylang is a popular oil that’s commonly used for anxiety and depression. The oil has calming and morally and spiritually elevating effects. The oil has been known to help with bravery and confidence. It’ll help relieve fearfulness. Similar to vetiver oil, ylang-ylang is a naturally strong sedative.

A 2006 study showed that ylang-ylang, bergamot, and lavender oils reduced psychological stress responses, serum cortisol levels,and high blood pressure levels when all of the oils were used once a day for four weeks.

If you have low blood pressure or sensitive skin, you may want to try another oil for panic attacks as ylang-ylang can decrease blood pressure and cause skin irritation.

Bergamot

Bergamot oil has calming, relaxing effects. It’s often used to help treat depression by increasing energy, but it can also help with insomnia, agitation, and relaxation.

According to a study, the oil has been proven to reduce corticosterone response in rats. Another study conducted in 2011 showed that applying bergamot oil with other oils help relieve depression and anxiety.

Chamomile

Chamomile oil may help with irritability, anxiety, and worry. A study found that the chamomile oil capsules eased anxiety symptoms when taken by mouth. If you’re allergic to ragweed, there’s a small risk that chamomile oil may cause an allergic reaction.

Final Words

Essential oil for panic attack
Diffuser in the home

Essential oils can be used in many ways. Diffusing is very popular for anxiety and I always have a diffuser upstairs and down at home, but oral and topical application can be used also so I carry my roller ‘doterra touch’ blends with me and pop a drop under my tongue in an emergency.