Cannabis has had a very long standing reputation in history as an extraordinary aphrodisiac. When smoked or ingested at the right dose it intensifies emotions with the feelings of touch, coaxes the flame of desire, prolongs orgasm, relives physical or emotional pain blockages, loosens the body up, opens the mind to new experiences, and connects partners beyond the physical into the realm of the soul.
Couples that get high together generally stay together as the plant helps to promote a deep seeded bond between individuals. When cannabis is used in conjunction with essential oil therapy the cannabis helps to relax the body topically while the essential oils begin to take hold of the senses to help get one in the mood.
This particular recipe calls upon the power of Sandalwood, Rose, and Bergamot essential oils. Sandalwood is used as a base note of this body oil, giving it depth and sensuality. This sexy essential oil is known for its aphrodisiac qualities as it mimics the human pheromone alpha androsterole. Next we have the delicate middle note of Rose which is the heart of this mixture. Rose essential oil is very delicate yet enveloping to the senses. It has the power to arouse an individual while invoking romantic feelings.
Then we have the wonderful light citrus scent of Bergamot rounding out this body oil as a top note. Some of you may recognize this familiar smell in Earl Grey tea or popular body sprays and perfumes. This delicious bouquet of soft citrus relaxes the body, reduces pain, soothes the nerves, and stimulates the production of dopamine and serotonin.
But no strain specific recipe can be complete without a strain that compliments the scents of these luscious essential oils and their effects. The strain Lavender is the gorgeous hybrid child of Super Skunk x Big Skunk Korean x Afghani Hawaiian. It has a sweet yet deep floral bouquet with a very sensual spice aromatic undertone. The terpenes of this strain mesh so exotically with the essential oils of this body oil that just breathing deeply from the glass vessel will induce and lull ones brain to a state of bliss.
It isn’t just the smell that is pleasing to the senses, as the effect of this strain will have the body relaxing topically. Your muscles will drift away into relaxation just as your mind is soothed into a state of pleasure. For maximum aphrodisiac effects, I would recommend smoking a joint or eating an edible of the same strain before your massage session to reap the full spectrum of benefits this plant can give to you. Set the lights low, light candles, open the window to the sound of wind through the trees or the creek by your house, and let the experience take you somewhere you have never been before.
Mise en place:
¼ cup Sweet Almond Oil
2 grams fully cured ground Lavender (the strain or another strain with a similar terpene profile)
5 drops Sandalwood essential oil
5 drops Rose essential oil
5 drops Bergamot essential oil
1 sterilized dark colored glass jar
Step 1: In a double boiler add the sweet almond oil and the ground Lavender. Turn your stove to about a 4 on the dial and let this mixture cook for 1 hour. After the time is up, strain through cheesecloth into a dark colored glass jar of your choice. Let this mixture cool completely before going to the next step.
Step 2: Once the carrier oil has cooled completely add in the essential oils of Sandalwood, Rose, and Bergamot. Gently swirl the mixture in a circular motion until the essential oils are incorporated into the carrier oil. If you want a stronger scent, add 10 drops of each essential oil instead (add more carrier oil if you feel that the stronger scented body oil is too strong for sensitive skin).
Step 3: You can your Sensual Lavender Body Oil immediately or you can let it “cure” for 24hrs before using. By letting it cure, the scent of this body oil will deepen to a whole other level. But if you want to use it right away, the essential oils and cannabis will still take your mind and body into another realm of relaxation and arousal. When this product is not being used store in a cool dark place and use within 2 weeks.
Step 4: Enjoy! Use this body oil alone or in combination with edibles or flower for a wild romantic night!
This post was originally published on February 17, 2015, it was updated on October 5, 2017.