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Scents & Scentuality: Essential Oils & Aromatherapy for Romance, Love, and Sex Paperback – November 1, 1998
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Valerie Ann Worwood seems to work as a part-time sex therapist, making up blends for various concerns. She advises against using aphrodisiacs like Spanish fly and suggests using a variety of essential oils to induce passion or interest in sensuality.
There are lots of recipes using a wide variety of essential oils. For example here are the ingredients for an uplifting bath: pettigrain, neroli and orange. For anxiety you might want to try rose, chamomile and neroli.
While this book is mostly for women there is a section on the sensual man. Women might be interested in making up some blends for their lover. In the women's section there are recipes for PMS massage oils and cellulite eliminator oils.
The chapter on touch/massage is very helpful and informative although I'd recommend watching a massage DVD in addition to reading the chapter. There is an interesting section on how to scent "ink" for when you write your lover letters.
While others have complained that there is no safety information on the oils used I can report that there is a list of oils not to use and many cautions throughout the various sections about essential oils that are poisonous and could irritate the skin or mucous membranes. There is definitely a warning about not using too much ginger.
Some of the essential oils used in this book include: lavender, bergamot, jonquil, tonka bean, chamomile, petitgrain, patchouli, rose orange, cedarwood, neroli, chamomile and jasmine. I was surprised that she didn't mention the artificial Egyptian musk (Caswell Massey sells it or look for The Body Shop Musk Perfume Oil) as it is a very sexy fragrance.
I can also recommend:
Aura Cacia Pure Aromatherapy, Love Potion, .5-Ounces (Pack of 2)
Kama Sutra Massage Oil Therapy Kit
Herbal Infusion Tea-Passion
~The Rebecca Review