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Treat Yourself: How to Create a Valentine’s Spa Night

The endless to-do list of meetings, appointments and projects — you deserve some chill time! That’s why we’ve round up a few of our favorite DIY spa night tips, luxurious personal care products and homemade scrubs so you can have a little me time — at home. Read on and start unwinding.
 

1. Create a Relaxing Atmosphere 

Light a candle — or two. We love Thistle Farms Hope Candles. Each one is hand-poured and made with soy wax and without artificial fragrances. Choose from Vanilla & Vetiver, Lavender & Lemon, Bergamot & Patchouli, Cardamom & Amber, Peony & Clove or Currant & Cedar. You’ll only find them at Whole Foods Market stores
 
 
Next, transform your evening into the relaxing experience you deserve with essential oils. Luckily, 365 Everyday Value® and Whole Foods Market ™ Essential Oils are 25% off from 2/7 - 2/14/18*. Mix up your own fragrance combos and add a few drops to unscented lotion, body oil, a bath or a diffuser for a fragrant aroma. (Learn about the oils and how to use them.) Here are a few popular essential oils:
  • Lavender: Commonly known for its relaxing properties
  • Frankincense: Associated with helping to still your mind when dealing with excess thoughts and worry
  • Citrus: Considered uplifting and energizing

2. Take a Bath

Drop a Pacha Conversation Heart Froth Bomb in your bath, and it will fizz while releasing moisturizing, latte-like froth. These limited edition froth bombs have special messages (think of them as affirmations) on them like I <3 You, XOXO, Crazy 4 You and Cutie Pie. 
 

3. Nourish Your Skin

If you live in a place with cold winters, the wind and indoor heat can lead to dry, flaky skin. Gentle exfoliation removes flakes and readies your skin to accept a rich facial oil or body cream. Try this DIY Rose Facial Scrub or make your own body scrub with just a few simple ingredients. 
 
After your bath, moisturize with a lotion and then target problem areas like rough elbows, chapped hands, cracked heels and split cuticles with fair trade Alaffia Shea Butter, which is handcrafted by a women's cooperative in Togo, Africa.
 

4. Treat Yourself 

Unwrap a Chocolove Chocolate Bar and find your bliss. Chiles, cherries and crystallized ginger are just a few of the unexpected add-ins you’ll find in these creamy chocolates. For traditionalists, they’re available in classic milk and dark, too. Bonus: Chocolove Chocolate Bars are just 2 for $4 from 2/7 - 2/14/18*.
 
 

More Reasons to Feel Good

For all personal care products we sell, we evaluate quality in terms of ingredients and experience. We’re committed to high-quality body care brands like Thistle Farms, a Nashville-based, globally minded social enterprise led by women survivors of trafficking, prostitution and addiction. For 20 years, they have offered hope and healing through sanctuary, community and employment. 
 
Every purchase of Thistle Farms’ handcrafted body and home products directly benefits the women who make them. Thistle Farms’ employees, volunteers, partners and customers are united around an enduring mission to welcome the next woman off the street and rooted in the belief that love is the most powerful force for change in the world. 
 
*Valid 2/7 - 2/14/18. While supplies last. Not valid at Whole Foods Market 365™ stores. U.S. only. No rain checks.