Romantic Stay-at-Home Chocolate Spa
1.-Setting the moodCreate a serene atmosphere by placing aromatherapy candles around the bathtub or shower (be careful when lighting candles). Place fresh, out-of-the-dryer warm towels off to the side on a basket. Buy a bundle of white roses. Pick out a few stems to place in a clear vessel for a decorative touch. With the remaining stems, gently pull the petals from their buds and set aside in a bowl and on the bed.
2.-Welcome with a chocolate drink and sweet snackWhen your special one arrives to pick you up, it´s time to tell that there is no restaurant reservation and you are up for a Stay-At-Home special date, beginning with a snack and a drink. Any chocolate is good for Valentine´s Day, but a really a sexy snack is Chocolate covered strawberries. Chocolate Lover Martini 1 ½ oz. (45ml) Chocolate Vodka 1 ½ oz. (45ml) Crème De Cacao 1 ½ oz. (45ml) Chocolate Liqueur Chocolate Syrup Chocolate Crumbs Chocolate or regular Whipped Cream Chocolate Kiss Rim edge of martini glass with chocolate syrup and chocolate crumbs. In an ice filled glass combine chocolate vodka, crème de cacao and chocolate liqueur. Shake well. Garnish inside of glass with chocolate syrup and strain mix inside. Top with chocolate or regular whipped cream and chocolate kiss.
3.-Get in the shower and exfoliate each otherChocolate - Coconut Scrub Ingredients: 1 cup loosely packed brown sugar 1/2 cup coconut oil (in solid form) 1/3 cup almond oil 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 5 drops of coconut extract Add all ingredients together in a large bowl and mix until combined. Mix with the back of a spoon until the coconut oil all breaks down and no chunks remaining. If desired, top the scrub with a few chocolate chips before packaging. To use the scrub, simply rub it over your skin, avoiding the face. After the exfoliation, wash the scrub off. Bathe or take a shower together to relax muscles and melt away stress. You may also like: Wellness: the difficult art of being well
4.-Spice it up with a sensual massageNow that you’re all pampered and relaxed, indulge in a sensual massage with your loved one. The perfect way to end your DIY spa night. Place a dime size amount of chocolate massage oil in the palm of your hand and, using kneading motions, move in the direction of the heart to stimulate blood flow. Chocolate Massage Oil The chocolate scent helps relax and soothe the body and mind and creates a more decadent therapeutic experience. Before using any product on the skin such as chocolate massage oil, always do a small skin test to make sure there is no allergic reaction.
- 85 ml almond oil
- 15 g cocoa butter
- 5 g dark chocolate (at least70% cocoa)
- 1 ml Vitamin E
- 15 drops of peppermint essential oil
- Heat up the oil in a double boiler. It needs to be hot enough for the cocoa butter and chocolate to melt.
- If using Vitamin E, stir in when cooler than 40°C.
- The essential oils can be added when the batch is cooler than 30°C.
5.-Enjoy your Chocolate SpaThe candles have been lit, the drinks have been poured, and the roses are perfectly placed. Now it’s time to relax and enjoy this stress-free spa date with the one you love.
The alternative to your chocolate spaToo busy to prepare all the Stay-At-Home surprise? Then, simply enjoy a Couples Massage with your special one at the best Spa you can afford. The results will be similar when you go back home after enjoying such an indulgence! Remember that love makes the world go round, but chocolate makes the trip worthwhile! Imagine the results when combining both of them!