Written by VY Ambassador, Sarah Schwefel
Sarah Schwefel is certified in endocannabinoid medicine from the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine.
Love is in the air this time of year. Valentine’s Day is coming near and all over we see hearts, roses, and more. We often think of love that we share with others, but what about the love we give ourselves? The love we deserve and need, but sometimes can be forgotten. This year, let’s be our own special someone and make sure we make ourselves feel special. Here are 6 ways to practice self-love.
Relax in a luxurious bubble bath
Let’s create the bath of our dreams at home. Think of a picture of a bath you’ve seen that made you instantly think of relaxation and try your best to create a version for yourself. Vital You has a wide range of bath bombs, each with its own intention and personality that can make your bath feel like a spa. They perfectly blend hemp and herbal medicine to create a unique healing experiencing, crafted for your desires. Many have botanicals added that are beautiful free floating in the tub, adding additional healing benefits to your bath and making it look like a bath that belongs on a Pinterest board. Add in some bubble bath and pour yourself a glass of kombucha or wine and lay back and relax.
Gift yourself a love bundle
Love is not just for giving to others, but to also give to ourselves. Vital You has crafted an array of limited-edition bundles and products that are filled with the intentions of love for Valentine’s Day. They have a Smitten and Enchant bath bomb to ignite feelings of love, made with luxurious and enchanting blends of essential oils. The Luxury Lovers Bundle has both bath bombs and an Aphrodite Massage Oil, perfect for igniting passion while alone or with a partner. The Sending Love bundle comes with a Smitten Bath Bomb and an Aphrodite Massage Oil and is great to send to yourself or someone you love, who needs to remember to take moments to love themselves a little bit more.
Rejuvenate your skin while watching your favorite movie
Toners can be a great way to rehydrate and rejuvenate your skin, and why not hit refresh on your mind and your skin at the same time? Watching our favorite movie can be a great way to unwind and destress from the busy days of life and can be a way to calm a racing mind. With stress and long days, also can come tired skin and toners are the perfect ally for just that. Vital You has a line of toners for many circumstances in life and are infused with not only skin benefiting properties, but aromatics that help in many ways. They have Zen, that offers us peace in times of stress, panic, and trauma. Upendo, helping to uplift and open our hearts. Chill to help us during high stress times and quiet our minds. And lastly but not least, Pure made to uplift our spirits. Match the energy you desire to the toner mist and movie and allow yourself to gift yourself the peace you need.
Give yourself a massage
The Aphrodite Massage Oil can be used in many ways, including to enhance a night of pleasure whether alone or with a partner. With sexual desire in mind, we can harness the powers of CBD and botanicals to boost our libido and enhance sexual pleasure. The massage oil helps to relax the body, ease tension, and prime our bodies for a night of pleasure when applied to the body. In fact, CBD is a vasodilator, just like the well-known Viagra, increasing blood flow, heightening sensitivity, and in turn heightening pleasure. Light some candles, open a bottle of bubbly, massage the Aphrodite massage oil on to yourself or your partner, and see where the night leads you.
Do something that makes you happy
As we age and life starts getting busy, we can forget to make time to do things to make us happy. It can be any of the self-love acts above, or something else you enjoy, such as painting or gardening. Take a moment to think of something you can do that will make you smile and set a time in the month to do it. You deserve moments for you and moments of smiles and pure joy.
Practice self-love every month
Self-love is not just for the month of love, but for every month of the year. Let’s make a goal to love ourselves more this year and move our needs to the front burner in life. It can be easy to put our needs on the back burner, and Vital You’s subscription Trintiy Box is a great way to remind ourselves every month we deserve self-care. Their boxes are crafted with one-of-a-kind items that are seasonally inspired. Take the guess work out of self-care and get a box of self-love delivered to your door monthly.
Self-love is not self-indulgence; it is self-preservation. We must fill our cups to help others and it’s important that we remember to focus on ourselves and love ourselves as much as we do for the ones we care for in our lives. We hope at least one of these six self-love acts can give you the moments of love you deserve.