see also Libido Low,
Erectile dysfunction is when a male cannot start,
maintain, or looses an erection that is firm enough to have
sexual intercourse. Occasional occurrences of this kind are
not uncommon in males but if it happens frequently (more
than 25% of the time) then it is termed erectile
The root cause for this condition can be physical or
emotional. To test if the cause may be emotional be aware of
nighttime erections. Normal males will have 3 to 5 per night
and if you experience erectile dysfunction but continue with
normal nighttime erections the problem is probably not
physical. Emotional concerns are more common among younger
men and almost all males experience some erectile
dysfunction with aging. Physical problems include
difficulties with the nerves to the penis, inadequate blood
circulation to the penis, improper functioning of veins that
trap blood and maintain erection and the signals from the
brain that control all of these complexities.
Emotional causes may come from stress, depression or
performance anxiety. Physical causes can be atherosclerosis
or other blood flow diseases, nerve diseases, low hormone
(testosterone) levels, excess use of alcohol or drugs,
physical injury, scar tissue in the penis (Peyronie’s
disease) or the side effects of some medication.
Erectile dysfunction is different than premature
ejaculation, is not connected with male infertility and
usually is not connected with male sex drive.
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Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Basil, Clary SageEC, Coriander, Cypress,
Essential oils based
products: Life Long Vitality supplements
Black Pepper, Frankincense, Geranium, Immortelle
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Here is a summary of what others have suggested:
Foundational nutrition is important: Life Long Vitality
supplements used consistently.
Immortelle topically applied to the genital area.
Hormonal balance and sexual stimulants: Clary Sage,
Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang. Topical, inhalation and
internal have all been mentioned.
Circulation improvement: Coriander, Cypress. Apply
topically with dilution.
Anxiety and Stress: Basil, Lavender, Ylang Ylang. Inhale
using any of the common techniques such as cup and
inhale, diffusion or a few drops on a pillow.
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Does anyone have an essential oil suggestion
for a man with erectile dysfunction. I have
suggested making a blend of vetiver,
sandalwood, clary sage, and ylang ylang in a
roller bottle and applying like cologne.
Are there other suggestions?
Tamalu - We have had resounding success
with erectile dysfunction using Immortelle twice or more
daily. I generally recommend that the man apply the
oil to the prostate area and up the scrotum and other
man-parts. The oils in Immortelle are all very
restorative to the cells, and have shown themselves to
reduce inflammation, congestion and cellular damage in the
prostate. Those clients who are using the Lifelong
Vitality Pack get quicker results (as soon as 3 days), while
those who used only Immortelle took a little longer.
Carolyn – Ylang Ylang
What doTERRA oil or blend works for ED?
AromaTouch? I'm thinking it is more for lack
of blood flow rather than romantic feelings.
Would peppermint work?
SM - Any of the following might help.
Geranium, Cypress, Coriander, Black Pepper, Eucalyptus,
Ginger, Frankincense, Rosemary, Basil. I think I would use
Geranium, Cypress, Coriander, or Black Pepper if you have
it. Apply Frankincense first – massage onto area, diluted
of course. Then I would try the Cypress for a while and see
if you get any results.
Rhonda - I would hesitate to use oils
such peppermint or Black Pepper, etc that might burn the
area. Men may not like that feeling and perhaps during
intercourse it may cause "burning" in the vaginal area.
Others suggest clary sage to the area. I would recommend
Kelly - I was told sandalwood was also a
good one for testosterone so maybe?
Pat - I have also heard Sandalwood to be
a great oil for this.
Lori - It's been explained to me that ED
has a direct correlation of the blood flow going through the
heart as well. Dubbed as the "dip stick" test. ;) 40%
of 40+ yr olds and 70% of 70+ yr olds are said to have this
problem. I do not know if Omega 3 helps clear already
clogged blood vessels, but it does help prevent. The
LLV and even the Zendocrine oil and supplements to help
clear out and support the body organs. Clary Sage is to help
with hormonal balancing. I would use with it Cypress
and Geranium. Those are my thoughts.
Betty - I have some
men that are interesting in oils that can help with low
libido and erectile dysfunction. They do not want to
take any medication. Some recommend clary sage, and
ylang ylang and elevation. Are there any other oils
you would recommend.
Pat - Try those first, I have heard that
LLV helps with this.
Susie – Yes, it does.
Renee - There
doesn't seem to be much info on a protocol for impotence.
One source says Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood:
diffuse and/or apply topically to temples, wrists and back
of neck as needed. Another source says, clary sage,
clove, ginger and sandalwood topically and internally.
I have already placed the order for my friend for clary
sage, sandalwood and ylang ylang. So from the
instructions on the reflexology chart, would you recommend
he apply these oils to his ankles? Also, if anyone has
treated this condition successfully, would you share what
you used and how you used the oils.
Amelia1968 - Yes to ankles as well. I
have even heard of taking Ylang Ylang as well as clary sage
in veggie capsule for this as well. Probably about 3 drops
of each daily. If the guy is open to muscle testing you can
always muscle test him to see which oils will work best for
his needs. Also I think the LLV can only improve
matters...just a personal opinion...but the xEOmega does
help the blood flow better so it only stands to reason it'd
help in this way too.
Renee - Update: when I delivered the
oils and protocol to my friend (woman w/no experience with
eo for therapeutic use) she was experiencing a heavy
premenopausal day. (first day of cycle after 4 months of
nothing) she was wrung out emotionally. I told her I would
not wait to give these oils to her significant other (for
the impotence) but that I would open the clary sage and the
ylang ylang right away and apply them to her ovaries. A few
hours later she was thrilled with how much better she felt.
And the next day reported her sweetheart was responding very
well to the oils.
Sharon - I'm
going to a Bridal Shower and thought I'd make a nice blend
as a gift. Something they can take along on the
honeymoon along with a massage book. Any suggestions?
Carolyn – Maybe some Whisper in FCO?
Sharon - I was thinking of Whisper too,
maybe with a bit of Lime. How much do you think I should add
to a bottle of FCO? . Krisy - Ylang ylang is great for a
honeymoon! Very calming. And helps set the mood.
Carolyn - Whisper has Ylang Ylang in it,
and Ylang Ylang was my first thought. I'd probably dilute it
pretty heavily, maybe 20-25 drops and fill the remainder
with FCO in a 15 ml bottle.
Melanie - I love ylang ylang with a drop
of wild orange. It smells great coming from the diffuser.
Gin - I'd consider the rose lotion and
RWS - I've given a blend of lemongrass,
vetiver, and ylang ylang and have heard rave reviews.
Vetiver increases libido, lemongrass balances hormones,
ylang ylang treats frigidity. Apparently gets the attention
of the groom. I did combine this in a roller bottle that
the bride applied over her thyroid, behind ears and wrists.
It smells a little lemon-y but it does work.
Renee - I have several friends claiming
Clary Sage was an aphrodisiac for them.
Kira - I would definitely do the Ylang
Ylang, I love that oil it makes me feel happy so I can
imagine it would be good.
GO - Cinnamon, peppermint, wild orange
in FCO and grapeseed oil. Cooling and warming when blown