Valentine’s Day With Maple Holistics
Love is in the air, and the universal day of love, Valentine’s Day, is just around the corner. Every day is a great time to tell your significant other that you love and appreciate them (and to shower them with presents). However, Valentine’s Day has that special aura of an international holiday dedicated to your love of someone else. Therefore, this romantic celebration is the perfect time to get your partner the present that they have been lusting over.
We at Maple Holistics sincerely believe that your love is something worth celebrating, and we want you to bring romance into your life. You both deserve the royal treatment this Valentine’s Day, and we have some incredible gift ideas that you can give to your significant other.
Romantic Valentine’s Day Gifts
There are many Valentine’s Day gifts that you can give your partner. However, we recommend giving them a gift that will enhance your love life, spark romance and show how much you care about them. While giving a romantic Valentine’s gift is important, it is equally as salient to show your partner all the thought you’ve put into it. Below we will outline the DIY presents and other great ways to amp up the romance in your relationship.
Essential Oils For Valentine’s Day
Essential oils are the distilled liquid essence of different plants that are used in a variety of ways. They are specifically used to promote intimacy and get you and your partner in the mood. Likewise, these oils have been used for romance and enhancing intimacy since ancient times, as they interact with the emotional cortex of our brain. They, therefore, have a profound impact on our sensual desires. While essential oils aren’t the magic bullet for all our romantic whims, they accentuate pleasure and have a deep effect on our relationships.
Some of the best romantic essential oils to use are:
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender essential oil has a sweet and smooth scent that uplifts the senses. It is also a frequent ingredient added to essential oil blends to heighten amorous feelings. This is because lavender oil has a pleasant, soothing and uplifting aroma that is known to augment feelings of romance. Rumor even has it that this oil was Cleopatra’s signature scent for seduction. Additionally, lavender is one of the most versatile oils with which to create seductive blends, namely with ylang-ylang, rosemary, lemon and many other essential oils.
Ylang-Ylang Essential Oil
One of the best benefits of using ylang-ylang essential oil is that it acts as a potent aphrodisiac. Traditionally, ylang-ylang flowers are strewn on the bed of newlyweds in Indonesia as a romantic enhancer. Their exotic scent and sensual aroma help to increase libido. Specifically, when added to a diffuser or used in a massage it can help encourage intimacy between partners. Our entice essential oil blend contains ylang-ylang and lavender essential oil and is the perfect Valentine’s gift.
Orange Essential Oil
This ubiquitous and widely-used essential oil has many health benefits and is a strong aphrodisiac to help you and your partner get in the mood. Orange essential oil has been shown to enhance libido and to help you feel calm with its relaxing aroma. Moreover, these properties have been shown to arouse you into a lustful disposition. Simultaneously, it also prompts feelings of happiness with its tangy and delicious scent.
An incredible Valentine’s Day gift you could give your significant other is our uplift essential oil blend. This blend contains lavender, ylang-ylang and orange essential oil to create an aphrodisiacal powerhouse, and spice up your day with a romantic and sensual aroma.
Homemade Romantic Essential Oil Blends
There is always room in your life to celebrate with a DIY essential oil blend, not just Valentine’s Day. However, making your own blend shows your significant other that you’ve put in the effort to amplify your romance. Also, preparing a beautiful DIY present says so much more than a store-bought gift. It shows your partner that you value them and are willing to put in the effort to give them something thoughtful and handmade.
A great diffuser blend for intimacy that we recommend is:
- 3 drops of ylang-ylang
- 2 drops of lavender
- 2 drops of geranium
- 2 drops of clary sage
Add these essential oils to your diffuser, fill it up with water and watch love fill the air. This is because, this blend has a comforting aroma that promotes feelings of joy, all of which help to enhance sensuality.
Best Massage Oil For Valentine’s Day
When it comes to a Valentine’s Day gift, you can’t go wrong with giving your partner a well-deserved massage. Using a warm, smooth and deliciously scented massage oil can do wonders for their mental and physical wellbeing. The massage oil makes the whole experience so much more enjoyable.
Likewise, the gliding motion of your hands allows for your partner’s skin to absorb more moisture while also dissolving the toxins present on their skin. These smooth and sliding motions also help to reduce the accumulation of tension in their body, specifically at the pressure points and joints. This all serves to improve their general wellness and can help infuse your relationship with added spice, romance and sensuality.
Providing a sensual home massage is no easy feat. Therefore, it’s crucial to use the right massage oil to enhance your partner’s massage experience. Some massage blends (particularly with essential oil additives) can add to the romance and sensuality to the massage treatment you are lavishing on your partner. Specifically, we recommend using coconut, jojoba, avocado or sweet almond oil to enhance the sensuality of the massage.
Moreover, to augment relaxation and create an aromatherapeutic environment, we recommend adding essential oils to your massage oil. Oils such as rosemary, lavender, ylang-ylang and sweet orange are all excellent choices to help with putting you and your significant other in the mood.
Massage Oil Presents
A simple DIY massage oil recipe is to add 10 drops of ylang-ylang, 10 drops of lavender, 5 drops of peppermint, 5 drops of vanilla and 5 drops of orange essential oil. Mix these with 2 ounces of jojoba oil and voilà, you’ve got yourself an aromatic and romantic massage oil mix.
If you prefer to buy your present, that’s great too! We recommend gifting sensual massage oil for your Valentine’s Day present, with its deliciously scented and botanical ingredients of sweet almond, jojoba and lavender oil. This powerful blend of oils combines together to create a sensual synergy for a nourishing massage. Likewise, the tingling sensation and pleasant aroma from this oil really help to heighten the senses and increase the romance.
Our sensual berry moisturizing massage oil is another romantic blend guaranteed to get both of you in the mood. This vitamin E infused oil allows the benefits of the massage to linger, with its perfectly-comprised blend of jojoba, coconut and almond oil.
Romantic Bath Bombs
Bath bombs are an indulgence, and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to give in to it. By gifting your partner with a luxurious bath bomb you are all but guaranteed to level-up your love life. Gifting your significant other with a bath bomb, specifically a homemade one, is a thoughtful and romantic gesture that can be enjoyed by both of you at the same time. That is, if your bath is large enough!
Bath bombs also have many benefits, essentially helping to soothe your skin with their moisture-intense ingredients. Likewise, the bath bomb’s fragrance can have a positive effect on your mood, calming your nerves and heightening your senses. Depending on the essential oil(s) used, their scintillating scent is just the way to elevate the romance between you and your partner.
Homemade Bath Bomb Recipe
Our romantic bath bomb recipe is a mixture of ingredients with the perfect essential oils to amplify relaxation and romance this Valentine’s Day. Having a relaxing bath with your partner will help to destress both your minds and bodies. Plus, it will put both of you in a sensual headspace to crank your Valentine’s Day up a notch.
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup citric acid
- ½ cup epsom salt
- ½ cup cornstarch
- 2.4 tablespoons of carrier oil (almond or coconut oil)
- 2 tablespoons of essential oil (lavender, lemongrass, orange or eucalyptus)
- A mold of your choice – we recommend a heart-shaped one!
- Optional – a few drops of color pigment
- Optional – Dried flowers
Mix all the dried ingredients together, except for the citric acid. Then pour all the wet ingredients into a separate bowl and combine thoroughly. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and incorporate them together using your hands. After that is done add the citric acid to the mixture, which may cause some fizzing in the mixture – but don’t panic, that’s normal!
At this point, the mixture should be a bit crumbly, similar to wet sand. It is important that you do NOT add water to it as the bath bomb will prematurely be activated and fizz, ruining the finished product.
Fill the molds you’ve chosen with the mixture. You can slightly overfill the molds, but ensure that you have filled the molds as tightly as possible. Immediately loosen the bath bombs from the molds to transfer them into wax paper. Give them a day or two to fully dry, before you wrap them up as a present or use them in your bath.
When the time comes to use it in the bath, enjoy the fizz, the colors and the release of the aromatherapeutic scents you’ve added to your very own bath bomb. Bring a bottle of champagne and some relaxing music along to enjoy your romantic bath together.
No matter how you decide to show love and appreciation to your partner when it comes to making a statement of love we believe in harnessing the power of Mother Nature. In our gift ideas, essential oils play a starring part, and we advocate for their usage in all things romantic.
So this Valentine’s Day, bust out the roses, the chocolate, as well as some DIY presents to ensure you have a love-filled and romantic day. While every day should be a day of love for your partner, there is just something about Valentine’s Day. This is an extra special day, and we at Maple Holistics are here to support you on that romantic journey!