We are all aware with the superstitions that surround Friday the 13th and as it falls right before Valentine’s Day this year, we want to ensure that none of our Wholefood friends end up being unlucky in love this year! Last week, we took to the roads to record our first video blog segment to share with everyone how to approach Valentine’s Day the natural way. Behind the scenes, we pulled together a well-informed board of advisors from the single ladies to the married and the guys who were feeling the pressure to impress! We had a chat and pulled together our favourite products that we feel are imperative to prepare and set the perfect mood for a love filled Valentine’s Day. These products are not necessarily couple dependent and our single Wholefoods ladies and lads can feel loved and pampered with them too.
We had an absolute blast creating our video blogs and felt so romantic in our love cove, courtesy of Peruke and Periwinkle! You can access these videos here. They are an awesome reference but just in case you haven’t the time to catch them, the purpose of this blog is to provide you with a handy and quick reference to ensure you have a perfect day and night and clock up the brownie points that your thoughtful efforts deserve!
If you don’t think that you are going to receive roses or chocolates this year, spoil yourself because you know you deserve it with Dr.Bronners Rose Castille soap and lather up in Faith in Nature’s Chocolate shampoo and conditioner. Not only will you have beautiful tresses, but you also get the lovely benefits of chocolate without the calories! We at Wholefoods have been indulging in these fab products for the last week or so to help remind the guys that we are not opposed to presents. (Subliminal messaging at its finest ladies, just one more benefit of doing Valentine’s the natural way!)
With the amount of hype that surrounds Valentine’s, sometimes people can feel under pressure to deliver. Rescue Remedy will help calm your nerves and provide you with some comfort. Coming in the form of chewing gum and a discreet spray, you can mask your nerves and enjoy yourself. Also perfect for the predate jitters! Dr. Bronner’s has a lovely lavender hand sanitizer spray, which will help you avoid sweaty palms and leave you with a great smelling pair that nobody could resist holding.
Cold sores have impeccable timing for raring up at the most inopportune times and as we have the tendency to wind ourselves up around the infamous February 14th, we leave ourselves susceptible to the little menaces making an appearance. However, Bio-Propolis has you covered. The A.Vogel ointment can help to soothe your cold sores, even if they have already appeared. If you are so preoccupied with all your Valentine’s preparation and miss the tingle stage, it will still work! SO be sure to pop some in your bag just in case.
If you are planning a cosy evening in, boost the ambience by using aromatic oils. Not only will you have a beautifully scented room to snuggle up in, many essentials oils also have the added perk of aphrodisiac qualities to steer your night in the right direction. Atlantic Aromatics have a lovely Rose Otto oil that with just a few drops will infuse your room with a fragrant floral scent. If you are feeling more adventurous, check out our YouTube video which will talk you through some amorous oils and show how to make an exotic mix.
Giving your skin some affection is a must to ensure that you are radiant. Bon Oil Liquid Gold is a little gem that will help hydrate, minimize the appearance of scars and stretchmarks and can even be used as a massage oil. Jason’s rosewater hand lotion will you leave with the softest hands and Arnicare bath lotion can help ease any sore muscles you may find yourself with the following morning!
Feeling sluggish and not like yourself is an awful cross to bear when you are trying to enjoy being wined and dined by candlelight, so Molkasan fruit drink and Terranova’s Life Drink are definitely worth trying out to boost your energy and aid digestion. They can be blended in with your favourite smoothie or juice or Molkasan can be made into a delicious mocktail! A little bit of time is needed to really feel the benefits, but as romance should be an all-round thing, there’s no harm in staying prepared.
For all your last minute Valentine ’s Day survival tips, this is the video for you. Most of these products come in compact handbag ready sizes so you can be completely prepared. Wholefoods would like to wish you all a love filled natural Valentine’s Day and we are dying to hear all your natural romantic stories so be sure to tweet us @WholefoodsIre.