The Best Essential Oils for Tantra and Sensual Massage

By Joshua

Tantra massage is a sensual and intimate practice that involves various massage techniques to enhance physical and spiritual connection. However, in this article we will talk about the massage part of the Tantra massage session and the best essential oils that can be used to enhance the experience. 

Think sensual, sexy and relaxing. Pick a fragrance that makes you feel more in touch with your body and your senses. 

 A tantra massage session can contain a number of elements apart from the massage itself, such as: 

  • Checking in and setting of intention
  • Meditation
  • Eye gazing
  • Breathwork
  • Energy work
  • Coaching
  • Integration
  • Closing ceremony

Remember that at the end of the day it is your or your partner’s experience that matters so individual preferences need to be considered first and foremost. 

Ylang Ylang: known for its sweet and floral fragrance, ylang-ylang is often used in sensual and romantic settings. It can lower blood pressure, soothe stress, relieve anxiety and has an aphrodisiac quality. In Indonesia the yellow Ylang Ylang flowers are sprinkled on the newlywed’s bed.Best Essential Oils for Tantra Massage | Sacred Eros | Joshua

Sandalwood: this essential oil has long been a staple in the perfume industry, it has a luxurious, sweet, woody, scent that is very distinct and recognisable. It is said to help calm the mind and warm the heart.Best Essential Oils for Tantra Massage | Sacred Eros | Joshua

Lavender: one of the most used essential oils and commonly referred to as “the oil of love”, lavender oil elevates mood, desire and increases circulation. It’s also characterized by its sweet, soothing and uplifting fragrance promoting relaxation and alleviating stress.Best Essential Oils for Tantra Massage | Sacred Eros | Joshua

Patchouli: while being known for being a powerful aphrodisiac it also has a reputation for its meditative properties, having a grounding and musky aroma that is quite recognisable. This essential oil has been used for centuries for the benefits that it brings but be careful, the opinions are divided, some love it and some not so much.Best Essential Oils for Tantra Massage | Sacred Eros | Joshua

Jasmine: like patchouli, jasmine is also known for being an incredible aphrodisiac and quite a seductive oil, it has been considered a love plant for many centuries. Other properties include relaxation, especially for muscles, and the wonders it can do for the skin often resulting in a more rejuvenated appearance. Best Essential Oils for Tantra Massage | Sacred Eros | Joshua

Rose: for a long time roses have been associated with romance and love, they say that a drop of pure rose oil is able to heal a decade of hurt in the heart chakra, so it’s no wonder that it’s often referred to as “The queen of essential oils”. Rose oil also makes a great addition to any massage due to its skin nourishing properties. Best Essential Oils for Tantra Massage | Sacred Eros | Joshua

Neroli: Derived from the blossom of the bitter orange tree, neroli has a delicate and citrusy fragrance accompanied by some sweet and honeyed tones, furthermore it’s an oil that has an excellent synergies with other oils especially citrus oils. It is known for its calming properties such as it’s soothing effect on mood and is believed to promote intimacy. This oil is also reported to be one of the secret ingredients in the Coca-Cola recipe.Best Essential Oils for Tantra Massage | Sacred Eros | Joshua

Clary Sage: Clary sage has a herbal and slightly sweet aroma. It is known for its relaxing properties and may contribute to creating a soothing environment, other properties include it’s estrogen-like effects and is considered efficacious for things like amenorrhea, menstrual irregularities and hot flashes during menopause.Best Essential Oils for Tantra Massage | Sacred Eros | Joshua

Ginger: This piece of flora has long been used in traditional medicines especially in treating colds and migraines and the like. The warming and spicy scent of ginger can be invigorating and invites a sense of warmth and passion, perhaps one of the reasons that it has found it’s way into a variety of applications for the skin and hair.Best Essential Oils for Tantra Massage | Sacred Eros | Joshua

When using essential oils for tantra massage, it’s important to dilute them properly with a carrier oil, such as sweet almond oil, coconut oil, or jojoba oil, to avoid skin irritation. Additionally, it’s crucial to ensure that both partners are comfortable with the chosen scents and that no allergies or sensitivities are present. Always perform a patch test before applying any essential oil directly to the skin. After that feel free to experiment with different mixes of oils as well, which may further enhance your tantric practice and your and your partner’s experience, you never know what kind of combinations might lead to awakenings in sensuality and sexuality. 



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