Use the five tips below and get started right now on planning for your relaxing journey of love, re-connection, and healing.
Turn off all electronics and spend time relaxing. It's easy to avoid each other (or your thoughts) by accident. While many like to put movies on- in truth you'd be better off putting on some relaxing mood music and doing some light stretching either alone or together. I find that wearing something a little better than bed clothes makes this a lot more fun. Hint: Sexy. Men this means you too. Perhaps new pajama bottoms that fit and make you look good- no sweatpants allowed. Something new and different is nice. Ladies: No long t-shirts. Instead, go for curve showing goodness. Alone? Valentines can also be about self-care. Wear a beautiful soft robe and enjoy the time relaxing and soaking in a nice warm bath.
2. TIDY UP
Shave, wash your hair, and soak your skin in natural essential oils, potions, and lotions. You may also want to invite your lover into this part of the ritual (who wouldn't want to be massaged, and pampered with essential oils scents and then some? Be sure to invite them to indulge you back too! They will be happy to return the favor. For more ideas go HERE
WARNING! You may be in too much bliss to make it past step 2, if so consider it a job well done and pat yourself on the back!
Hydrated skin is one of the treasured secrets to gorgeous skin. If you haven't had a chance to care for your skin in a while, it's not too late to get prepped for your special evening. Moisturizing your skin (face and body) helps with diminishing fine lines, wrinkles, crepey, dry, ashy, pasty, skin (especially on forgotten places such as the elbows, knees, and neck. If you moisturize more regularly, you will see that you need less "cover-up" and will look more radiant and naturally more attractive all over.
4. LIGHTS ON -SENSES TINGLING! Food can set the mood! Italian cuisine seems to be one of the most romantic settings for a romantic evening. It can be quite simple and even healthy to make some good fresh pasta, refreshing salad and a naturally sweet beginning to a romantic evening. Click here for a few ideas
5. LIGHTS OFF -SENSES UP! A most charming way to an intimate evening is through sight, smell, sound, and touch. Have something to look forward to- bliss. "Seeing" the way in which you will be relaxing will start your endorphins going, and your muscles will be singing hallelujah! Turning the lights off and putting scented candles in strategic locations like the halls, bathroom, windows, and tub area communicates that something "special" is about to take place while providing a calm, sensual, relaxing atmosphere. Combine all this with a cushy fluffy soft towel or robe, and you have the makings of a tantalizing invitation to a most delightful evening. The sight of beautiful flowers and the sound of warm running water will surely ignite the senses. Don't forget the mood music. I like the Spa channels on Pandora or Amazon Prime Music.
6. SCENT YOUR ATMOSPHERE
You've got the sound and the vision, now provide the atmosphere with the smell of scents. I love the look and smell of scented candles. Soy Massage Candles are a three-in-one product because they combine aromatherapy (stress reduction and well-being), massage (muscle therapy), and soft light (intimacy) while ensuring a clean space without worrying about getting black soot on the walls because Soy Candles are soot-free, provided they have a cotton wick.
Pure essential oils drops are another alternative to candles and are perfect for room diffusers that spray light steam into the atmosphere. Just one drop and you have an instant lavender field or another type of fragrant scent to fill your room. No diffuser, no problem. You can use an essential oil spray as well. Essential oil sprays are already mixed for you in a grab-and-go spray bottle and add a unique experience to your enchanted evening. You may use handmade essential oils sprays for scenting pillows, sheets, towels and more.
Memorable is what you're going for, and our senses are the pathways to the best of memories. Be sure to use all of your senses for your lovely evening of pure bliss. Oh, one last thing to parents. No kids. Find a sitter- it's just the two of you. Plan ahead. You still have time. Create memories that are worth remembering this Valentine's Day and make your life a beautiful and memorable song of love.
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