Many people are aware of the healing powers of aromatherapy, but plant-based scents can have other intriguing benefits as well. “Aphrodisiac” might be a bit of an overstatement, but there are several essential oils that have long been revered for their passion-inspiring properties. Our sense of smell directly stimulates the olfactory lobe of the limbic system in the brain, which rules over our emotions, memories and desires. Inhale the right fragrant oil and you just might trigger a romantic response.
Just when the December holiday hoopla is put to rest, Valentine’s emerges on the horizon. While this sends many a woman’s heart a-flutter, it puts most men into cardiac distress. Sad but true, not all guys are good with gifts, and the added pressure to get their paramours something “romantic” and “meaningful” is more than some can manage.