Spice Up Your Sex Life with Scented Candles
Scent is a powerful and evocative sense. Nothing else elicits memories and conjures emotions the same way as your favorite aromas. Scents can also empower your sex life by acting as an aphrodisiac. Scented candles make for a sensual and atmospheric experience. While we often associate candles with setting the ambience, scented candles also help stimulate sexual attraction and can even be used in foreplay. Moreover, when your body is relaxed, you usually experience better orgasms, and what’s more relaxing than aromatic candle in a soothing scent? So, whether you’re adding scented candles in to impress a new partner, or spice things up with a long term partner, an eagerness to try new things is sexy!
Setting the Mood
Candles are a traditional way to set the mood. Their subtle glow creates an ambience that is seductive and romantic, yet still charming. The dim lighting will help you and your partner feel more relaxed and more confident. Setting the mood demonstrates thought and effort, which your partner will appreciate, all of which subconsciously helps make them feel more attracted to you.
Scents as Aphrodisiacs
Aroma activates the part of your brain that elicits emotion, including erotic emotion. Scents have an especially profound effect on women but women can also use certain scents to their advantage to drive their man wild. Food-related scents evoke some of the strongest reactions when it comes to arousal. Apart from playing such a vital role in human life, food is tied to many of our memories. Floral scents also have a tendency to be both calming and enticing.
For men, one of the most irresistible scents is that of lavender. Often referred to as the herb of love, lavender is a scent you can’t go wrong with. Even before scented candles came into existence, women would rub sprigs of lavender on their clothes to attract men. Few scents are as soothing or as alluring as lavender, which is why our Lavender Haze Massage Oil Candle is a popular choice amongst couples.
Vanilla is one of the best scents for setting the mood and stimulating arousal. Warm and familiar, vanilla has been used as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years. No other scent has a better reputation for sexual stimulation in both men and women.
Peppermint is another sensational scent (queue the scene from Mean Girls when Regina George puts peppermint foot cream on her face and Aaron Samuels goes crazy). The bright minty aroma invigorates the senses, it contributes to increased alertness allowing you to feel more awake and more alive.
For those who prefer a more subtle scent, Jasmine is another option. A known aphrodisiac to all genders, the sweet and flirtatious fragrance of Jasmine relaxes and stimulates.
Scented Candles and Foreplay
Some scented candles can be melted down into massage oil. This allows you to engage multiple senses at once. The combination of an inviting fragrance and sensual touch brings the sexual experience to a whole new level. Not all candles can be used for foreplay, but if you do find one and are ready to give it a try, this is a fun way to spice up your routine. Look for candles with massage in their title. Massage candles are specifically designed to have a lower melting point than traditional candles, this makes their wax a comfortable temperature to massage onto the skin without burning it. Always test the temperature before applying it all over.