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by Georgia Doherty February 05, 2020

Another Valentine's day is here and we are trying to determine the perfect gift to express our love for one another. When a gift is handmade or is in the form of an act of kindness, it carries a special meaning. If you want to step away from the traditional chocolates and flowers, then we have the perfect DIY recipes for you.

Early History of Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day, is celebrated annually on February 14. Valentine's Day is recognised as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love in many regions around the world. Valentine's Day is named afterSaint Valentine, a Catholic priest who lived in Rome in the 3rd Century. There are many stories about Saint Valentine and over time these stories grew into the celebration we know today.

Modern Time Valentine's Day


Valentine's Day is celebrated in most countries and different cultures have developed their own traditions. In some parts of the world, Valentine's Day is observed as a day for expressing love between family members and friends, rather than that of romantic couples. Valentine's Day is most commonly associated with romantic love, with millions of Valentine's Day cards being exchanged each year. Gifts of flowers or asingle rose are sent with romantic messages to loved ones and couples spend special time together.

Nurturing Salt Scrub


Treat your loved one to an indulgent foot bath and scrub to help melt away tension at the end of their day.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon ground salt

1 tablespoon Carrier Oil

4 drops essential oil

 

Valentine’s Blend for Him:
2 drops Patchouli 
2 drops Lime
 
Valentine’s Blend for Her:
2 drops Jasmine
1 drop Ylang Ylang 
1 drop Geranium

Method + Use

Choose your blend for Him or Her.

 

Combine ingredients.
 
Apply to skin with a quick circular motion.
 
Rinse off with warm water.
 

Follow with Nourishing Massage Oil.

Nourishing Massage Oil


Follow your beautiful exfoliation with a massage - because who doesn't love a foot rub?!

Ingredients

 
4 drops Sandalwood
 
3 drops Jasmine
 
2 drops Sweet Orange
 
6 drops Rose

Method + Use

Combine ingredients in a bowl.

 

Apply to skin with a slow, smooth movement.

Bath Bomb


A beautiful gift or perhaps a tempting self care treat.

Ingredients

1 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
1/2 cup Epsom Salt
1 tsp Water
Mixing Bowl
Bath Bomb Mold
20 drops Jasmine 3%
10 drops Geranium
Dry rose petals or herbs (optional)

Method + Use

In a large bowl, combine the baking soda, citric acid and epsom salts.

Add the sweet almond oil to the mixture and gently stir, followed with the water.

Mix together with hands until the mixture binds together.

Add the essential oils and dried flower petals or hers and mix together.

Firmly place the mixture into the mold, ensuring it is well compacted.

Allow to set for 24 hours or place in the fridge overnight.

Remove from the mold and store in a glass container.

Let the bath bomb dissolve in the water while relaxing in the bath.

Everything you need

ECO. Anxiety Blend Essential Oil (1465915801655)

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ECO. Calm & Destress Aroma Trio (638688395319)

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ECO. Calm & Destress Blend (638691344439)

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Patchouli Pure Essential Oil (638669684791)

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Build Your Own Trio Kit (4145888985143)

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Lime Pure Essential Oil (638668406839)

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Fractionated Coconut Carrier Oil 95ml (1540729929783)

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Sandalwood (10%) Essential Oil (638670503991)

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Sweet Orange Pure Essential Oil (638669455415)

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Author: Georgia Doherty
Marketing Assistant

Georgia is the Marketing Assistant at ECO. Modern Essentials. Georgia oversees the company's social media platforms, helps coordinate brand collaborations, creates content + DIY recipes and manages ECO.'s affiliate program. She is a qualified Beauty Therapist with extensive Dermal Therapy qualifications and a Diploma in Training Design & Development. Georgia is passionate about leading a happy & healthy life and helping educate those around her.

 

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