Kamasutra often referred to as the Bible of sexuality, has mentioned profound use of ittar and aromatic oils in its literature. Since ancient times, these oils have been used widely to awaken desires and sensuous feelings.
It is the smell of essential oils which stimulates the pituitary gland which in turn control our hormones, which indirectly drive our sexual desires. Such is the effect of essential oils that even our Vedas herald their use and benefits in Vajikarana Tantra (science of infertility and virility). Listed are some essential oils that are said to have aphrodisiac qualities.
Did you know that Aphrodite- the goddess of love and sensuality, kept her love den decorated with rose petals? Well, not without a reason of course! Even Cleopatra, the Egyptian beauty used rose petals in her bath. Rose essential oil is said to soothe senses by reducing anxiety connected to sex. As it acts through heart chakra, it helps unify spiritual and physical love.