Melt someone's heart this Valentine’s Day
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love and romance, and what better way to set the mood than with the use of essential oils and natural fragrance products.
These natural options can help to create a romantic atmosphere in your home, and can also be used in a variety of ways to show your love and appreciation for your partner. Here are some ideas for using essential oils and natural fragrance products to make Valentine's Day more romantic:
Use essential oils in an aroma diffuser: Essential oils can be used in a diffuser to create a romantic atmosphere in your home. Some great options for Valentine's Day include rose, jasmine, and ylang-ylang. Simply add a few drops of the essential oil of your choice to your diffuser, and let it work its magic.
Create a romantic massage oil: Combine a carrier oil, such as almond oil or coconut oil, with a few drops of an essential oil like sandalwood or patchouli to create a massage oil that is both relaxing and romantic.
Use essential oils in your bath: Add a few drops of diluted essential oil like lavender or vanilla to your bathwater for a relaxing and romantic soak.
Make your own potpourri: Combine dried flowers, herbs, and a few drops of essential oils to create a natural potpourri that will infuse your home with a romantic fragrance.
There are so many ways to use essential oils and natural fragrance products to make Valentine's Day more romantic. Whether you opt for a diffuser, massage oil, scented candles, or any of the other ideas listed above, these natural options are sure to set the mood and help you and your partner to relax and enjoy the special day.Make a statement with our handcrafted assortment of Valentine's Day-inspired presents. We strongly advise buying online from us before February 8th to avoid disappointment, or you could visit us at the brilliant Altrincham Market and create your own unique gift package.
Fall in love all over again and sweep them off their feet with our sensual guide.
Anticipation: Plan ahead; your romantic night starts well before the sun goes down. Kick off the day with a little surprise, something you know they will love. It doesn’t have to be a huge, elaborate gesture, just enough to make them smile and leave them thinking all day about the evening to come. A beautiful card with a handwritten poem inside is a nice way to start things, along with breakfast in bed. And if they’re out for the day they’ll probably really appreciate a shoulder rub on their return, along with a bubble bath enhanced with essential oils and a handful of tealights.
Then, later on, it’s all about letting the sparks fly! Here are our tips to inspire and help you get in touch with all five of your fabulous senses...
Sight: Let the alluring flicker of candlelight set the scene by softly illuminating your surroundings, creating a warm and welcoming ambience for the perfect night ahead. You can never have too many candles, so dim the lights and let them play a starring role in your evening.
Smell: The aromatherapeutic properties of essential oils are well known; at flo we create beautiful blends that evoke the senses. Research has shown that essential oils, including those in candles (beware of artificially scented, chemical-based candles) can help get you in the mood. Our Allure scent has been created using an opulent blend of oils designed to seduce and entice the senses, as well as our Embrace fragrance with its soft, flowery fragrance, which includes essential oils regarded by many as an aphrodisiac.
Hearing: "If music be the food of love, play on." - Shakespeare, Twelfth Night. A study by McGill University in Montreal found that the euphoria we experience while enjoying music is triggered by the same neurotransmitters that give humans pleasurable feelings associated with sex, recreational drugs and food. So our handpicked selection of the best romantic music around for you to immerse yourselves into might be worth a listen. You’re welcome…
Taste: If you’re staying in a great way to start the evening is wowing your date with your mixology skills, aka Tom Cruise style (showing my age now!) creating your very own cocktail or mocktail. There are some brilliant online courses and many local independent bars offer classes. Our good friends at Amos Owen have some gorgeous vodka cocktail recipes to try and there some really talented mixologists on TikTock to whet your appetite and provide some inspiration, such as @likeablecocktails.
When it comes to food there are 19 foods you should have up your sleeve to include which are proven to ignite romance, including chili peppers, avocado, chocolate (obviously!), bananas, honey, coffee, watermelon, strawberries, figs, cherries and whipped cream.
If you are going out, and want to try somewhere new there are some great guides for local independent restaurants and street food pop-ups to try.
Staying in, let your imagination run wild, be that a carpet picnic in front of the fire or a home cooked dinner for two. If you’re looking for inspiration BBC Good Food have some great plant-based suggestions or check out a few of Jamie Oliver’s tips to get you started.
Touch: We’ll leave that to you… but just remember those erogenous zones.
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