14 February 2011

A Time For Love

 Valentine's Day is just around the corner.  It's time to start planning a Romantic Evening with that special someone.  But where to start?

Well, how about a little TLC for yourself.  A nice relaxing bubble bath should do the trick.  Take your time.  Prepare yourself for a night of romance.

Something special to wear?  Choose your colours carefully.  Of course choose something that suits you, but remember that the colour you wear can give out messages too.

Y             Purple is magical, mystical and mysterious

Y             Pink is for love

Y             Blue is conservative and safe

Y             Turquoise is good if it's communication you are after

Y             Green is peaceful and content

Y             Yellow is happiness, warmth and laughter

Y             Orange is about pleasure and harmony

Y             Red is sexy and passionate

Y             Black while it is sexy, it presents an emotional blockage, so if it's love you want then add a bit of colour

Y             White is innocent and pure

Now, let's set the scene.

Start with some essential oils.  A nice blend of aphrodisiac oils could include
Ylang, Ylang, Bergamot, Patchouli, Rose or Geranium.  The aroma will help set
the mood.

Candlelight is very romantic.  A colour to suit the occasion.... Red?  Perfect.

Don't forget the flowers. The flowers of love.  Roses.  They don't have to be in vase.  You could sprinkle rose petals around - on the table, on the bed. 
Rose petals are often used in love spells.  Tonight create some magick of your own.  Other love flowers include lavender, violets and orchids.

Now for the food.

Start out with some Vitamin C laden fruit juice.  This will boost your energy for the night ahead. 

Oysters are one of the best-known aphrodisiacs.  They owe their reputation to their high source of Zinc.  Essential for your sexual vitality.

Let's spice things up with some spices.  Curries and chillies really warm things up.  Herbs and spices that are said to have the magickal quality of being an aphrodisiacs, that you can use in your cooking are:  Ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, bay leaves, rosemary, turmeric and basil.  (Use basil to help any strife between you and your lover.)

Maybe you could mix some of the herbs together to make into a tea.  Have your own tea ceremony later in the evening.  Some other herbs to consider should be liquorice, gotu kola, damiana, saw palmetto and of course the king of aphrodisiacs - Ginseng.

Would you believe seaweed as an aphrodisiac?  Well, it's packed full of antioxidants such as Vitamin A, C, E and Zinc.  These help you keep your youthful vitality and are great assets to the sexual organs.  So maybe Sushi could be in the menu.

Enjoying fresh fruit with your lover can be very sensual.  Enjoy the succulent juiciness of mangoes or the luscious sweetness of strawberries.  Share with each other your favourite fruits.  Red-orange fruits are particularly passionate.

Ah Chocolate.  'The food of the Gods.'  A special gift for all, especially on Valentine's Day.  Chocolate has a wonderful little chemical in it called phenylethylamin.  The love chemical.  It's what your brain produces when you are in love and feeling that everything is right with the world.  No wonder we all love the stuff so much.

Let's continue the evening with a nice sensuous massage.  Add a few drops of essential oil into the massage oil and your are ready........the rest is up to you.