Wednesday 9 February 2022

Valentine’s Day Self Date Night In


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Disclaimer: the most important relationship you’ll ever have is the one with yourself. Whether you’re looking to embrace your own inner connection, lean into more self-love or simply enjoy a Netflix and Chill evening alone, here’s the top ways to spend a Valentine’s Day Self Date Night…

1. Have a relaxing bath

There’s nothing more calming than a relaxing bath. Shutting out the outside world can really help ground and centre you. For a truly magical experience, try this self-love ritual from expert Emma Rosa (aka The Mystical Self). Turn the lights down low for a sense of peace, cleanse your space with some incense and set an intention for your bath time. Light some candles, honour your inner goddess and romance yourself by infusing the bath with Westlab Mindful Bath Salts (RRP: £7.99) and some rose petals. Put on your favourite dreamy soundtrack and speak romantic messages to each part of your body. This will instantly change up your energy and open your heart.

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If surroundings don’t allow for a bath, don’t worry, you can make a shower ritual just as magical. Instead, celebrate a love for yourself, Mother Nature, the earth and all of its inhabitants by incorporating Dr. Bronner’s Hemp Rose Soap Bar (RRP £5.49) into your shower time. Greek mythology does say that the rose was created by the goddess of love after all… Holding the same symbolism in modern day, the scent of rose is seen as the ultimate token of love and roses represent strong romance. As you wash your body with the soap bar, speak loving messages to your body and thank it for everything it does for you. Gratitude is the self-love attitude!

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2. Give yourself the ultimate DIY manicure

Netflix and Chill doesn’t have to always be with another person you know, sometimes those nights curled up alone doing what you love most can be the most relaxing. So, slip into some comfy pyjamas, whack on your favourite TV show and give yourself the ultimate DIY manicure with Mavala. Of course, you can choose whatever look you love most, whether that’s a pop of colour or metallic manicure, but we’d suggest starting your year with a reimagined French mani. Predicted to be a key look for the remainder of 2022, use Mavala’s French Manicure Pink Set (RRP £14.90) and express that inner nail creativity you know is inside. Pamper night for one? Yes please!

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3. Perfect your skincare routine

For self-lovers who are seeking a greener beauty regime in 2022, Organic Series’ Red Wine Algae Mask (RRP £17) revitalises skin, removes toxins and soothes irritations. The perfect pamper product, this mask brings skin back to life and utilises the benefits of red wine without the sugar and alcohol! With antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, it also protects skin against harmful UV radiation. Apply all over the face and eyes for ultimate relaxation and peel off after 15-20 minutes to reveal refreshed skin. With sustainability being a key component of the brand, packaging is certified by ECOCERT and an airless vacuum system helps to protect the longevity of the products and limit the preservatives needed. All this with no hangover!

4. Mindfully self-massage

With its calming natural scent of lavender, Urtekram’s Soothing Lavender Body Lotion (RRP £6.99) promotes a calming and natural beauty routine with relaxation at its core. Danish holistic expert, Line Friis, suggests using the lotion for a self-massage to create a more mindful self-love experience. When using the lotion in the morning, opt for a dynamic flow massage to increase the energy in the body and set yourself up for the day. Use upward strokes then go towards the heart and use circular motions around each joint to create some flow going.


Alternatively, in the evening, you want to focus the massage more on lymphatic drainage and use pressure point techniques to calm the body down for sleep. Whether you’re an early bird or night owl, be sure to be gentle with yourself and celebrate all that you are while massaging your body.

5. Indulge in deliciousness (without the hangover)

Yes, going all out on Valentine’s Day can be fun, but who wants to wake up with a hangover? Instead, pour yourself a hot cup of Four Sigmatic Mushroom Cacao Mix with Reishi Extract (RRP £11.99). Mushrooms have long been renowned for their magical, healing abilities and in particular, Reishi mushrooms can help to reduce stress levels, improve sleep and lower fatigue – all of which can help you start the year in the best health. With a blend of cinnamon and cardamom, this perfect evening treat balances blood sugar levels, aids digestion and can minimise sweet cravings. So, mix one sachet to 85ml of hot water, cosy up on the sofa and enjoy this non-alcoholic treat with your favourite film.

And as you always should before bed, don’t forget to clean your teeth post mushroom drink with Amaku’s Tooth Tablets (RRP £12.50). A brand-new way of tooth cleansing, these tablets harness the science-driven performance of nature’s finest ingredients to help strengthen, protect and whiten teeth. Containing natural minerals and Nano-hydroxyapatite, the tooth tablets come in a pressed powder formula which is enhanced with the natural oils of citrus, anise and peppermint. Here’s to strong tooth health in 2022!

8. Clean your sex toys!

As a traditional day of pleasure and love, even if it is from yourself and your toys, Dr. Bronner’s Baby Unscented Pure-Castile Soap (RRP starting from £2.39) has been marked as the best overall sex-toy cleaner by The Strategist and its intimacy expert panel. Perfect for the most sensitive skin, this gentle formula helps to lower the risk of yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis or even an STI if toys are shared. The no-fragrance formula doesn’t disrupt the pH balance, which can be a concern downstairs and provides an easy, old-fashioned way of keeping your intimate kit clean.

Benefits of self-dating:

  • Grows your self-confidence and allows you to be comfortable in your own companionship!

  • Prepare yourself physically and emotionally so that you can be more present in day-to-day life!

  • Once you love yourself, you have more love to give others! To quote RuPaul, ‘if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?'

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