What is a Topical Aphrodisiac?

Aphrodisiacs are usually thought of as a food, drink, or drug that stimulates sexual desire or causes excitement.

Some of the most recognizable aphrodisiacs have historically been thought of as food. Some of our favorite libido-inducing foods, recognized by our friends at beducated.com, are iconic mainstays that we all know about (and perhaps some you don’t!). Design a tantalizing meal around sensual foods for that night that include everything ranging from oysters to dark chocolate, and chilis. But aphrodisiacs also go beyond novelty items and food as well.

End the night with a little dessert…but not the kind that comes out of the kitchen. The perfect topper to a seductive evening with your partner comes together with Simple Jane’s Topical Aphrodisiacs; each of them carefully crafted personal lubricants and massage oils made with all natural ingredients such as:


Lavender oil is one of the most versatile essential oils used by Ancient Romans and
Egyptians.  Widely used for relaxation and relieving insomnia, lavender oil has been also been used to treat candida and other fungal infections. Lavender oil also works well when blended with other essential oils such as Jasmine, Ylang Ylang and Bergamot used in Barely There Topical Aphrodisiacs.

Bergamot oil is used for a variety of reasons including relieving stress and anxiety. Bergamot is also used as a topical treatment for candida and fungal infections. According to Dr. Mercola, the topical solution mixed with bergamot and lavender oils can be used to treat recurring UTI infections.


This sensual oil produces a feeling of optimism, confidence, and euphoria. It’s also found in Chanel No. 5 notoriously known to be worn by sensuality goddess, Marilyn Monroe.  In addition to being used to attract lovers, jasmine essential oil is used to relieve menstrual cramps and rejuvenate skin.


Cinnamon oil is sure to bring some warmth and spice into your relationship by increasing circulation wherever it’s placed. This is a key ingredient in the warming quality of our most popular Topical Aphrodisiac, Temptress. If you’re feeling extra seductive, check out Cosmo’s guide to the top positions that pair with Temptress here.

Aromatherapy is a large part of stimulating the senses, especially when used as an aphrodisiac.


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Cannabis has been used as an aphrodisiac since 700 AD . Now, with the topic of legalized marijuana smoldering in the air, the surge of interest in the medicinal herb used to enhance sexual pleasure has been rediscovered.

All of Simple Jane’s Topical Aphrodisiac products are crafted with pure hemp-derived CBD. When used as a sensual lubricant, our massage oils allow the CBD to stimulate and heighten sensitivity, improve elasticity and skin condition to prevent tearing or painful sex, and allow for a relaxed, intimate experience.