Today is Rose Day, the first day of Valentine’s week (who knew?), which apparently goes something like this…Rose Day, Propose Day, Chocolate Day, Teddy Day, Promise Day, Hug Day, Kiss Day and then yep, Valentine’s Day.
Busy week, and personally I think I’d prefer things in a slightly different order, but anyway back to roses…
Rose is a natural aphrodisiac and (like chocolate) contains phenylethylamine, also called the ‘love drug’. Produced in brains of the seriously loved-up, this chemical is responsible for that head-over-heels feeling.
So, in celebration of Rose Day (and assuming you get through all the hugging, kissing and promising), here’s some rose-inspired pampering to get you in the mood.
3 of 7
Cowshed horny cow candle
An irresistible blend of rose absolute, patchouli and vanilla essential oils to make you feel…well, horny. 100% natural soy wax. Free from GMM, pesticides and herbicides and suitable for vegetarians.
(£36 from Cowshed)
5 of 7
Babe punk rose body soufflé
With sparkling mandarin, crushed violet leaf and Persian rose petals, this hydrating and nourishing natural body cream smells good enough to eat. Perfect for moisturising and soothing dry skin.
(£24.03 by Babe)
7 of 7
Byredo rose oil
Created especially for Valentine’s Day, this limited edition roll-on oil is lacquered in a pale pink hue and evokes the scent of the Byredo rose of no man’s land perfume. Sensual, fun and romantic, this fragrant oil is the perfect size to pop in your handbag.
(£55 by Byredo)