Spa

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

Valentine’s Day. These 2 loaded words can fill one person up with love and another with dread. But this year, single or not, we can all put down the chocolates and get the lovin’ we deserve – the spa lovin’ that is! With these products, this is one Valentine’s Day that won’t disappoint.

Aromatherapy Personals™Organic Aphrodisiac and Pratima Love Oil

For some reason, I can never fully relax during a couple’s massage at a spa. And yet, there’s nothing sexier than exchanging massages with your Valentine in the privacy of your own home. Besides the right mood, all you really need is each other and maybe some massage oil….and an aphrodisiac wouldn’t hurt either.

Aromatherapy Personals™Organic Aphrodisiac contains essential oils known to enhance sensuality and restore sexual energy including Jasmine, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and Patchouli. Just dab a bit on your erogenous zones and Valentine’s Day will be well under way! Available at http://www.SpiritBeautyLounge.com.

Awhile back, I had one of the best, most mind-numbing facials at Pratima Ayurvedic Spa located in Soho. And now their environmentally friendly product line of over 50 products is available at http://www.pratimaskincare.com. Check out Dr. Pratima;s “sweet and spicy” Love Oil and get ready for another mind-numbing Pratima experience.

Red Alert Nail Kit and Moisture Jamzz Moisture Love Gloves/Socks

Celebrate this day o’ love from head to toe with Jessica Red Alert Manicure Kit. This travel-friendly kit includes a Mini Reward Basecoat, a Mini Brilliance Quick Dying Top Coat and three glamorous red-hot shades (Royal Red, Shall We Dance and Grecian Touch). Available at http://www.jessicacosmetics.com.

Why risk having your man reach over the romantic candlelit table for two only to hold your scaly, dry, winterized hands in his? Get your hands ready by slipping them into some Moisture Jamzz Moisture Gloves/Socks before slipping them into his. Simply apply your favorite aromatherapy oil or moisturizer, put on the gloves/socks and relax your mind while re-hydrating your hands and tootsies. http://www.moisturejamzz.com

ME! Bath Ice Cream, Giovanni’s Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub and Philip B. Chocolate Milk Body Wash & Bubble Bath

Chocolates in a heart-shaped box are oh so tempting but they’re never worth it, are they? Luxe spa indulgences from ME! Bath are perfect for creating the mood for a romantic retreat, without the calories! The ME! Bath Ice Creams fizz and melt immediately when submerged in water. The relaxing and indulgent bath will satisfy all of the senses (the bath ice creams smell incredible!) and makes skin super soft. Try Choco-holic, Valley of the Roses, Red Hot Clove and Chocolate Covered Strawberry for a yummy Valentine treat! http://www.mebath.com.

Snuggling is practically a necessity in February…at least in New York City it is. So get cozy with some warm hot chocolate…in the bath! Now you can indulge your cravings while giving your skin a sweet organic treat with Giovanni’s Hot Chocolate Sugar Scrub. So, put down the Sweet and Low and let these cocoa beans and sugar grains get your skin deliciously soft and glowing! http://www.giovannicosmetics.com.

For the more playfully innocent Valentine, check out Philip B. Chocolate Milk Body Wash & Bubble Bath. This blend of chocolate and vanilla extracts is the ultimate, no-guilt, chocolate fix, perfect for all ages. Suri Cruise loves this stuff!! http://www.philipb.com.

Godiva Scented Candles and Scandle Massage Candles

Valentine’s Day would not be complete without the romantic ambiance of candlelight. And why not combine your favorite indulgence, Godiva, with this timeless tradition? Housed in a sleek tinted glass container and heart-covered Godiva box, the candle infuses your surroundings with the scent of juicy strawberry wrapped in velvety milk chocolate, accented with rose petals and soft green accords. http://www.neimanmarcus.com.

If this holiday tends to bring out the naughty in you and your Valentine, grab a Scandle Candle – a candle and massage oil in one convenient travel-sized tin. The Scandle is the perfect item to create a relaxing mini-spa experience at home or on your romantic getaway. Their limited edition fragrance, Chocolate Dipped Strawberry, will help make this Valentine’s Day one romantic and sexy night to remember. http://www.abodycandle.com.

The spa is the perfect way to indulge, relax and feel…well…sexy. That’s why the spa and Valentine’s Day make the perfect couple.

Originally published February 2010
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