Count down to Valentines Day

Valentines day is just around the corner

Here are some ideas to relax, unwind, look and feel great

Whether you want to give yourself some tender loving care or do something nice and romantic for you partner.

Set the Mood                                    

Regardless of whether you are single or not, setting the scene is important, so put away the washing and paperwork, and float away with an evening dedicated to yourself or your partner

Body shop – Jasmine & White Frangipani Reed Diffuser

This beautifully scented Jasmine and White Frangifani Diffuser smells lovely  it last for 8 weeks and there is no risk of burning the house down. The body shop has 7 different smells but this on is my favourite

£15 – Jasmine & White Frangipani Reed diffuser

Oskia Massage candle

Designed using the purest natural ingredients including beeswax, soybean and coconut oil, this luxurious massage candle, packed full of skin smoothing vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, is the ultimate way to smooth and soothe both body and soul.

Each of the ingredients has been specially chosen due to its incredible skin healing properties,  which nourish, soften and hydrate. The candle comes with a beautifully scented heavenly Rose de Mai perfume which engages the senses.
Once melted you can pour the body oil straight onto the skin (no cooling is needed). It is the perfect temperature. The oil is light and silky which you can massage in and absorbs into the skin very well.
£34

Relax

Try adding some of these lovely oils to the bath

Mother earth raindrops & roses bath & massage oil

This Heavenly rose bath oil is Emotionally Restoring it helps Smooth the spirit and help find a sense of peacefulness & love

You can use this either as a bath oil or you can massage this onto the shoulders, feet or body

Lovely to use when feeling low, tired or plain fed up!

£12.50

Motherearth Raindrops & Roses bath oil

Ren Moroccan Bath Oil

I’m a big fan of all Ren products and this is one of my favourite you can relax in the bath to the lovely Rose exquisite sensual scent.  It is stress relieving and has soothing properties. Skin is left soft, supple and lightly scented with roses

Moroccan Rose Bath Oil

£30

Unwind

Massage is a great way to unwind and relax whether you are massaging your partner or receiving one.

There are many Salons that offer different types of massage

At my Salon I offer Swedish and deep tissue massage. http://www.moniqueh.com

Other Salons offer couple massage where you can have them done together.

Here is a guide if you choose to stay at home

Massage guide for your partner

Mixing the perfect blend: First you have to choose a nice carrier oil. Almond oil & olive oil are quite a popular to go for and they are easily to get hold.  (Alternatively you can use the oil from the Oskia massage candle).

Suitable essential oils: Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Rose (It’s best to have the right blend of essential oils.)

Method: Start at the base of the spine with each hand either side of the spine apply a little pressure (always ask the partner if the pressure is ok if it’s too firm it maybe uncomfortable or if it’s too light it may tickle) massage up towards the neck and smooth out towards the shoulders

Lighten the pressure when coming back to the base, You can alternate the moves and add in some lighter strokes, keep the movement continuous.

You can incorporate massaging the pressure points by just using the thumbs.  Again start at the base applying pressure either side of the spine then release, work your way up by half an inch until you get to the neck.

Look Good

If you look good you will also feel good, whether you are going out for a romantic meal with your partner, or snuggling up with a hot chocolate and a classic rom com, here are a couple of my favorites for Valentines day.
Give yourself a fresh look!
Bare minerals Make up doesn’t block the pores so its great for all skins types and great for those who don’t usually where make up they have a range of all different colours but peachy/ Coral colours are in and great for the Spring/ Summer.
luscious lips
Here are a few organic brands to give yourself luscious lips but with out drying them out.
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