Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Whether you are spending the day with someone special or only with friends and family, here are some romantic things that you can do on this awesome day that's set aside for love.
Many people celebrate their love for their partner on this particular day with over-the-top gifts money can buy, such as pieces of jewelry, dine on the fancy restaurant, expensive champagne. But to tell the truth Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to let small romantic gesture shine, you don't need a fancy gift to make this day more special than it is. And love can be expressed in many shapes and forms, who couldn't use a chance to celebrate love in their life a little more than a shiny gifts?
Valentine's Day should be what each of us makes of it and nothing more.
Since Valentine's day celebration just about view days away, let's talk about romantic ideas that we can give to our loved ones.
A great gift is not just a store bought items but also something that you created yourself or romantic gestures that you can do for your partner, this gift ought to be very special and priceless because it takes time and effort to do it. And to me, it has special meaning because it creates happy memories for you and your love.
Here are five of ways we all can make the most out of this special day!
1. A romantic Candlelight Dinner for two
Since severe weather sweeping across the country and some of the place like mine are covered in thick snow, you probably want to stay at home and opt for a more simple celebration. Or you just wish to avoid a crowded and long awaiting line restaurant, especially on Valentine's Day, consider cooking dinner, indulging in a sweet treat, and renting a movie at home to celebrate Valentine's day.
How to do it:
Prepare at least three-course meals, appetizer, main course, and dessert. You can prepare the food yourself or order from your favorite restaurant.
Dressed up your table and decorate your place nicely, although you don't have to go over the top but, having fresh flowers and lots of candles will bring the romantic ambient to the room.
Dress up nice and put up some makeup, after all, is a special night, so you want to look extra special but also comfortable because after the dinner you want to cozy up together on the sofa to watch your favorite movie, and don't forget the champagne! The rest of the night, I'll leave it to your creativity.
My favorite romantic movies to watch:
2. Relaxing Bath
Again, as I said in my previous post," who doesn't like to have a relaxing bubble bath after a hectic day?!"
You can surprise your partner with a romantic, warm bath after he got home from work.
How to do it: This isn't directly on how to do "Things" inside the bathtub, whatever you both do is your own business, I don't think you need direction for that LOL...( I'm trying hard to be funny...)
Ok, let's get serious again:
Don't forget to buy your favorite bubble bath soap or you can do some DIY like this Rose and Lavender tea bath salt
Make sure you clean and prepare the bath at least 30 minutes before his arrival and to keep the water warm.
Have two bath robes and towels ready. Decorate the restroom with candles, rose petals ( scattered inside the bathtub) put the the vase of fresh flowers in the corner. Dim the light, and don't forget to play some romantic music.
Have some small table, wine cart or chair and put your favorite wine, chocolates, some fruits or strawberry Chocolate Covered ready by the bathtub so both of you can enjoy while you submerge inside the bubbles.
3. Relaxing Massages
Visiting a spa or a hiring a professional is a sweet treat but, if you are planning to celebrate Valentine's Day at home then why not try a DIY approach? Offering a partner massages can be hopelessly romantic especially on this particular day.
Here's a tip to do a special gift of DIY couples massage a success on Valentine's Day and Beyond, this is what you need to do:
To create a peaceful and loving environment, decorate the room with vases of fresh flowers on the nightstand, scattered rose petals on the floor and bed. Make sure to put some candles, essential oils definitely can add to the experience and increase alluring aroma to help relaxation to a warm and tidy environment.
Relax and have fun, these are some of the best essential oil and oil carrier for massage therapy.
Be sure to be ready with oil, almond oil, grapeseeds oil, olive oil, coconut oil, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil these are essential oil carrier you need to mix it with essential oil.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS DILUTE your essential oils before applying them on the skin by mix the carrier oil with essential oil. Combine one fluid ounce (30 ml) of carrier oil with 18 drops of essential oil. This makes about 2% dilution, which is common and regarded as safe for an adult. For sensitive skin use the ratio 1 fluid ounce of carrier oil to 6 drops essential oil. Always start conservatively! You can always adjust the amount later for a stronger aroma to your liking. But first, make sure that it works well with your skin.
The lavender essential oil is known for it's relaxing properties while Sandalwood contains sedative components that can help to create a tranquility and relaxation environment.
Angelica essential oil known to be "Oil of angels" great for calm the nerves, muscles, promote happiness. Help brings a peaceful sleep and relieves stress.
Geranium essential oil is known for its relaxing and uplifting effects. In traditional medicine, geranium was also used to promote better circulation, improve the nervous system, and even revitalize the body tissue.
Citrus has the benefit to invigorate and stimulate the mood, so if you want to have extra fun look for it.
Peppermint and eucalyptus essential oil are promoting circulation, relieves tight muscles, and they are excellent for reducing headaches and sinus problem.
Coriander essential oil is sweet and warm, bringing a relaxing and soothing atmosphere when used. Is also known for promoting a healthy digestive system and circulatory system.
To have exotic ambient, you can use oranges, fig, ylang-ylang these essential oil smells divine.
Hinoki essential oil is known to bring an energizing mood that relaxes the body when applied, calming the nerves and relieving period of brief agitation.
Additional items that you will need:
1. Put a towel prepared to pick up any spills.
2. Use a pillow under the ankles and one for the neck and face when he/ she face-down. And Prop the pillow under the knees when he/she face up
3. You can use your fingers (but make sure your nails are short) Knuckles, fists, and forearms for massages. Work your way around your partner's body, using long, broad strokes with your arm, and always work in the same direction with your heart.
The basic principle is to start slow, loving and gentle touch can be very beneficial to the body and mind. Nice deliberate motions in a slow path help with relaxation. You and your partner deserve to be nourished with full attention. Our body system loves slow, repetitious movements and gentle pressures. Enjoy the time you've set aside to experience each other.
4. Do Manicure Together
Who says doing manicure is only fun thing to do with your gal pal? Why not doing it with your partner, a lot of men loves manicure too. And since you are going to celebrate Valentine's Day at home why not bring the beauty spa at the comfort of your house? Give him a manicure as a sweet gesture and I'm sure it'll be fun to do for Valentine's Day. You don't have to hire a professional, and you can do it yourself. Because who knew Men loves manicure as much as the woman does.
How to do it?
Let him/her sit back and relax, put on some soothing music for him/her to enjoy the moment. To get the most amazing experience on a DIY manicure for Valentine's Day, implement yourself with the following products:
9 drops of tree tea essential oil
1-liter full-fat cream milk
5 tsp sugar
1 lemon cut in halves
4 tsp Olive Oil
4 tsp fresh cream
1 tablespoon of sandalwood powder
Liquid hand soap
1 nail brush, 1 nail file, 1 pumice stone
1. File nail and apply fresh cream on your hand especially around your fingers
2. Dip into a bowl of hot milk and added a teaspoon of olive oil.
3. Keep in warm milk for about five minutes and slough off the dead skin with a loofah on hands and nails.
4. Use the liquid hand soap to brush the nail clean.
5. Keep cleaning your hand with liquid soap and pumice stone very gently and making a circulation manner around your hand and go up to your elbow. This will make your skin smoother.
6. Massage your hand with fresh cream.
7. Dip the lemon into the sugar and pat on the skin. Squeeze gently and start a gently scrubbing until the sugar and the lemon absorb to your skin.
8. Pat dry your hands and mix the sandalwood powder and 9 drops tree tea essential oil , 1.5 fluid oz of sweet almond oil and apply like a hand mask and let it sit for 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water pat dry, and spread rose water and let it dry. You'll see beautiful smooth skin.
5. Breakfast in bed
I think this one is super easy to do, it's more fun to go to additional effort when preparing it. Here are some tips for making breakfast in bed extra special.
All you need to do is to wake up a little bit early, put small vases of flowers on both side tables to make the room smell good and look beautiful. Sprinkle some flowers petals on the tray and the bed. Lay a single flower down on the tray or arrange it with a small bouquet of fresh flowers, put some cut fresh fruit and any delicious breakfast you can think of for you and your partner to enjoy. My suggestion is Red Velvet Pancakes with Homemade Blackberry Sauce and Dragon fruit pancakes . Don't forget to turn the morning music on to bring out the cheerful mood.
Thank you so much for reading, I hope it can be your inspiration.
Much love and Happy Valentine's Day!