Valentines is just around the corner. Here is a quiz for you. Do not worry, there is only 1 Question.
True or False: The very first Valentine was written from prison.


TRUE: Though St Valentin was born in Italy  and Saint Valentine’s Day first took place in Paris on February 14, 1400.
The first valentine was reportedly a poem written by a French medieval duke named Charles d'Orléans to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1415… Below is the poem. If you are a history buff, HERE is a link to the history to how he found himself imprisoned. 

My very gentle Valentine,
Since for me you were born too soon,
And I for you was born too late.

God forgives him who has estranged
Me from you for the whole year.
I am already sick of love,
My very gentle Valentine.

Charles was unable to fulfill his dreams of love but you can! Something to be grateful for. The connection couples experience is enhanced by intimacy. All humans have a basic need to love and feel loved. Emotional, intellectual, social connections all play a role. 
Here are some diffuser blends and DIYs that might make the day a bit sweeter. 

Set the mood by diffusing oils that are calming, warming and arousing and liked by both parties. 
Think Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Neroli, magnolia, or Ylang Ylang to enhance the mood and euphoria.

Diffuser blends
Aphrodisiac                       Love Potion                              Mood maker
1 Siberian Fir                          4 Jasmine                                        1 Cinnamon Bark
1 Cinnamon Bark                   4 Geranium                                    1 Black Spruce
1 Patchouli                                                                                       1 Patchouli
1 Rosemary                                                                                      1 Sandalwood
1 Sandalwood                                                                                  1 Ylang Ylang
1 Ylang Ylang

Edible massage Blend
Melt 1/2 cup organic coconut oil and 2 tsp raw honey in a jar or bowl placed over hot water.
Add 2 drops Cinnamon Bark and 4 drops Wild Orange and stir.
Use while still warm but not hot.

Your massage oil can be stored for up to 6 months in an airtight container. Rewarm as desired. Adjust oils to find your favorite strength. 

Exotic Cinnamon Love Balm
2 1/2 Tbs Carrier Oil
1 Tbs Cocoa Butter
1 1/2 tsp Vegetable Glycerin
1 tsp Beeswax
6 drops Cinnamon bark

Warm all ingredients except essential oil. over low heat until the cocoa butter and the beeswax are melted. Remove from heat and add essential oil. Beat mixture until it begins to thicken and becomes opaque. Move to a storage container allowing it to cool for 15 min before capping. Let sit for 4 hours before using. 

Essential oils are an effective aphrodisiac because their aromatic qualities affect mood, thought and feelings via olfaction. Once inhaled, the odor molecules create a response on the limbic portion of the brain. The limbic system is also responsible for sexual behaviour and memory. 

Most aphrodisiac essential oils work by rising the the body temperature through their warm and rich aromas.

Do you and your favorite person have a great date night diffuser blend or DIY cream recipe? Please share in the comments section below everyone will want to try them. 

Happy Valentines Day! 🌹

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