Botanicals for Bodies: Herbal Aphrodisiacs

BARBARI Botanical 101, Mindfulness, Thoughts

Oh the sweet, sweet flavors of summer. This time of year brings out the best in me. The tanned skin, the piercingly green nature, the rowdy friends and the never ending nights come together to peak my happiness thermometer. Throw in a banging summer playlist and *chef’s kiss*, heaven. 

Aside from the general heightened good vibes, there’s no denying that the hormonal drive to get some frisky action spikes during the summertime as well. I mean, there’s a reason why almost all great romance novels take place during a summer vacation, trip to  a tropical island, or at a second home in the Hamptons. It must be all this extra buzzin heat that’s getting our blood pumped for a steamy romance. And like the good samaritans we are, we are making sure you are fully equipped and ready for that one night stand, summertime fling, or car sex quickie. So grab your notebooks and pens, ‘cause we’re going to teach you a little something about aphrodisiacs


An aphrodisiac is anything consumable that stimulates pleasure or sexual desire. As we are a botanical company, we’ll be focusing on the aphrodisiac powers of herbs. To begin, they can be categorized into three types: those that increase libido, those that increase potency, and those that increase sexual pleasure. Choose the herb that produces your desired outcome, consume as you set out for your sexual conquest. 

Blue Lotus

Most popularly known aphrodisiac is the Blue Lotus, found in our Airplane Mode blend. For thousands of years, this plant has been used in traditional medicine and labeled as a natural hallucinogen. In ancient Egypt, it was frequently used as part of sexual ceremonies. It was recently even discovered that this plant produces enthusiastic results in treating erectile dysfunctions.


Lavender is a favorite amongst herbalists and for good reasons. It has strong sedative and relaxing properties, signaling the body it has permission to release the tension. It was also revealed that people who wear lavender scents are more appealing to other people!


Peppermint’s aphrodisiac power is believed to intensify orgasms in women and make erogenous zones more sensitive. It promotes clear congestion, increases oxygen flow to the brain, and can get those sexual engines humming. Peppermint can be found in our Muse blend and spliffs.

Passion Flower

The passion flower gets its name from its sex-enhancing properties. The flower contains a chemical called chrysin, which can increase testosterone and boost sex drive. They are also frequently used in hormonal supplements for its mind-blowing effects on sexual hormones.


The flower most symbolized for love and romance is actually a well known aphrodisiac as well. The naturally sweet smell of rose is relaxing to all, but provides more benefits to those with menstrual cramps and PMS symptoms. Roses can encourage relaxation and invite alertness, setting your mood just right for sexual adventures.

How To Consume:

These herbs can be enjoyed as is, in smoke, sip, and smolder forms. If you’re looking for a little added affect, we recommend mixing with the following:

To calm the racing mind: Bubba Kush, an indica, Skywalker OG Kush

To anti the inflamed: : strong beta-caryophyllene and humulene profile

To stay up all night: Super Lemon Haze

For The Sensitive Touch: Bubblegum Kush & Sour Diesel