Of all the natural ways to enhance romance—and there are many—one practice is literally right underneath your nose. Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of essential oils, aromatic essences distilled from flowers and plants. The aphrodisiac scents, including rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, neroli and cedarwood, tend to be very sweet, very intense and very provocative.
One of the better ways to use these oils is to add five to 10 drops to warm bathwater for a sensual dip. Or, if you have an aromatherapy ceramic diffuser, you can add a few drops of a blend of the oils listed here to a small amount of water and light a candle underneath. These scents are also available in candles, massage oils and lotions—all worth getting excited about.