Valentine’s Day, it conjures up thoughts of love, and romance, but have you thought about what it means to be gluten-free if your valentine is not?

If you are going out to dinner for Valentine’s Day and your significant other will be eating glutenous foods, before you let him give you a goodnight kiss, you better have him brush his teeth. Kissing can be a very real way to get cross-contaminated by gluten. That being said, there are some wonderful ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day together.

Create a romantic mood

Did you know that essential oils have been used throughout history to increase feelings of sensuality and passion by helping to create a beautiful ambiance, and relieve feelings of emotional stress? They were even thought to increase the libido! Essential oils used for these purposes, are usually used topically and aromatically. Different oils appeal to different people; you’ll need to discover for yourself which oils work best for you and your partner, but here are a few recipes to help get you started.

Start with a diffuser and scent the air.

“IN the MOOD” DIFFUSER BLEND:
2 drops YLANG YLANG
2 drops WILD ORANGE
1 drop CEDARWOOD
1 drop SANDALWOOD

“KISS me NOW” DIFFUSER BLEND:
3 drops SANDALWOOD
2 drops YLANG YLANG
1 drop GINGER
1 drop PATCHOULI

“Burning Love” Blend:
  • 1 drop Siberian fir
  • 1 drop cinnamon
  • 1 drop patchouli
  • 1 drop rosemary
  • 1 drop sandalwood
  • 1 drop ylang ylang

Then scent the sheets

Sensual Sheets Spray:
  • 10 drops sandalwood
  • 10 drops bergamot
  • 3 drops ginger
  • 3 drops lime
  • 2 drops ylang ylang

Add essential oils to a spray bottle and fill with water. Spray on bed sheets for a romantic evening. Shake well before spraying.

Give your partner a massage:

Giving your partner a massage, be it a back rub, a hand massage, or even a foot rub, can be a quick and easy way to relax the whole body after a long day at work.

Steamy After-Bath Massage Blend:
  • 30 drops begamot
  • 10 drops sandalwood
  • 5 drops juniper berry
  • 4 drops ginger
  • 4 drops ylang ylang
  • 2 drops jasmine or lavendar
  • 4 ounces fractionated coconut oil

Combine ingredients in a bottle and massage onto the skin.

I hope that these essential oil recipes will help to make your Valentine’s Day extra special. If you would like to know where to get quality essential oils. I get mine here: doTERRA Essential Oils