When my sweetie told me that he was treating me to a holistic spa treatment for Valentine’s Day,
I knew he was the one!
What better to show someone your love than to help them look and feel healthy, happy and relaxed.
As you know, the term “holistic” (or “wholistic”) refers to the integrated interaction between the
functioning parts of a whole.
Valentine’s Day is a wonderful time to show some special how much you care by embracing the
concept of heart, mind, and body.
So here are a few loving ideas for a holistic Valentine’s Day beginning with my favorites!
#1. Share Holistic Spa Treatments
Go to a holistic spa for a treatment, or buy such a treatment for your significant other.
You could also go to a holistic spa together.
At a holistic spa, you will receive a massage of some sort–some spas offer aromatherapy massages
with soothing essential oils, shiatsu massage and herbal wraps.
Some spas offer organic facials and other pampering, romantic treatments perfect for couples.
#2. Gift Natural, Homemade Beauty Aids
Give your significant other some homemade beauty aids, like a salt scrub or flax seed hair gel
(mix 1 tablespoon flax seeds with 1 cup water, warm for 2-4 minutes, steep for at least an hour,
#3. Create a Scentual Environment
Natural essential oils can help set the mood with pure scents.
Use these instead of artificially-scented candles or other synthetic smells.
#4. Set the Mood with Natural, Nontoxic Candles
Candles help set the mood on Valentine’s Day, whether it’s for a special meal or just time
In keeping with the holistic theme, use soy candles that are more environmentally
responsible and non-toxic.
#5. Create a Healthy, Romantic Meal
Show your love with a healthy a romantic meal for two with local, organic food.
A holistic philosophy embraces humanity’s connection to nature, and organic food,
with its respect for natural methods and the environment, supports that idea.
#6. Give Organic, Fair Trade Chocolate
What is Valentine’s Day without chocolate? Look for Fair Trade organic chocolate.
Organic chocolate is holistic and appropriate for this romantic holiday.
Look for Fair Trade organic chocolate.
Consider raw chocolate “nibs” or prepared organic chocolates.
#7. Make Healthy, Organic, Vegan Treats
Speaking of homemade, make your own Valentine’s treats that are healthy and holistic.
Dip strawberries in organic chocolate, make homemade fudge with organic cocoa and natural
sugar, or bake a special vegan cake or cookies with whole, organic ingredients.
Make your own pink icing with natural, vegan, organic ingredients to make it more festive.
#8. Green Your Cards
Purchase Valentine’s cards made from recycled paper, or make your own.
Get creative and use scrap paper, or make your own paper from old newspapers
that have been shredded, soaked, and blended into pulp.
#9. Make Conscience Plant Choices
Roses may be traditional gifts, but cut roses are rather wasteful.
Give a live rose bush instead–the miniature, potted roses look very pretty and can
be kept in a container or planted in the garden in the spring.
Edible bouquets made of healthy fruit are another holistic option.
And many people would like to receive a live plant as a gift– consider an indoor
plant that will enhance air quality, or a tree seedling that can be planted in the spring.
#10. Set the Mood with the Right Music
Peaceful, romantic music is part of a holistic Valentine’s celebration.
Look for music that really sets the mood and encourages a natural, peaceful atmosphere.
Of course, these are just a few healthy, green and natural ways to pamper your Valentine.
What are your favorite healthy, green and natural ways to show your Valentine
Share your thoughts and suggestions with us.