Aromatic Love Potions with Essential Oils

Many essential oils were historically used to enhance sensual experience. But not all of them have actual biological aphrodisiac effect.

The following essential oils were historically used as aphrodisiacs. Most of the “erotic” effect comes from calming properties of these essential oils:

  • Cardamom (Ellettaria cardamomum) – has an exotic smell that soothes worries. It increases confidence, lifts apathy and addresses the mood swings.
  • Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum)– increases self-image and self-esteem, heals emotional breakdowns, alleviates depression and fear of failing. There is some anecdotal evidence that in some men it acts like natural Viagra.
  • Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum)– increases confidence and happiness, lifts depression and misery, releases guilt and stress.
  • Ylang-Ylang (Cananga odorata) – reduces stress and depression, eases the fear of love and rejection, boosts feelings of euphoria, supports pleasure and joy, stimulates sensual awakening.
  • Patchouli (Pogostemom cablin) – relieves anxiety and grief, helps to connect with one’s sensual nature, reduces the fear of sexuality.
  • Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara) – reduces the fear of love and feelings, increases the sense of joy, decreases stress and grief.
  • Rose Absolute (Rose damascena) – increases the feeling of happiness and joy, brings the sense of peace, and decreases the fear of sexuality and the fear of love.

Here are some blends to diffuse in the room for your Valentine evening.

Mars Blend: (Buy Essential Oils on-line)

Cardamom – 2 drops

Sandalwood – 3 drops

Siberian Fir – 2 drops

Neroli – 1 drop

Venus Blend(Buy Essential Oils on-line):

Rose – 1 drop

Neroli – 1 drop

Myrtle – 3 drops

Love Potion(Buy Essential Oils on-line):

Sandalwood – 3 drops

Ylang-Ylang – 3 drops

Patchouli – 1 drop

Orange – 3 drops


To make a massage oil from the above blends:

  1. Blend oils together in a separate bottle – this is your stock bottle. Increase the number of drops proportionally to make enough to fill the bottle.
  2. Shake gently
  3. Add 5 drops from your stock bottle to 1 oz bottle of jojoba oil.


  • Do not use any of the essential oils internally
  • Do not put any essential oil on the skin undiluted
  • Do not put essential oils in or around the eyes or near other orifices
  • Do not use the above blends on the skin before UV exposure
  • Keep all essential oils out of the reach of children; they can be poisonous if swallowed


Aphrodisiac Essential Oils

About Marina Lando

Marina Lando, MS, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Aromatherapist, and the author of "Dynamic Healing, a practitioner's guide to Reiki applications" Marina Lando is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. She is the founder af Harmony Life, locally owned healing Reiki center and academy in Cary, NC. The center offers wide range of healing modalities: Medical Reiki, Clinical Aromatherapy, Ayurvedic treatments, Infrared Sauna in Cary. Marina offer classes and workshops: Reiki I-III Certification and Reiki Maste - 10 CE credits for massage therapists, Aromatherapy, Chakra System, Dynamic Healing workshops (where she teaches Reiki Protocols she developped) - 16 CE credits for massage therapists She studied complimentary medicine with her grandmother since the age of seven and continued her education in natural healing techniques through adult life. Her current practice includes Medical Reiki , Aromatherapy and Guided meditation.