Valentine's Day Gift Ideas
Valentine’s day is a day devoted to showing love and affection but we also like think of it as a day to celebrate chocolate! A box of chocolate is a traditional gift received by many on Feb 14th.
But if you want to really impress your sweetie, surprise them with a Jule's Basket brimming with organic self-indulgent body products, artisan chocolates, tasty teas and delectable treats and top it off with some sexy products for the bedroom!
Chocolate is a great gift for lovers for good reason! It is actually derived from a plant and called cacao in it’s raw form. Cacao has for a long time been known as an aphrodisiac; you can thank the potent plant chemical anandamide, which in sanskrit means “bliss.” This chemical releases feel good neurotransmitters in our brain similar to those we experience when falling in love!
Not all chocolate is created equal:
The super sweet, milk chocolates that often come in heart shaped boxes at your local drug store actually have a higher ratio of sugar and milk to the true cacao bean. Therefore, they don’t have the same health benefits. Dark chocolate varieties have a higher ratio of cacao, making them a more nutritious choice.
Aside from the “love chemical” we mentioned, dark varieties contain higher amounts of flavenoids: antioxidants found in green tea, grapes and berries that improve cellular regeneration, prevent aging and protect the brain. Studies show that regularly eating small amounts of dark chocolate is associated with lower blood pressure and in fact, better over-all cardiovascular health.
Giddy Yo-Yo Maca Bar
If you’re looking to reap the aphrodisiac benefits of chocolate than this bar is for you! Not only are Giddy Yo Yo’s bars vegan, but they also contain low amounts of unrefined sugar. In addition to it’s high concentration of raw cacao, this bar contains a super food by the name of Maca. Maca is known for it’s ability to increase energy, physical strength, improve mood and libido.
Fun for Valentine’s
Chocolate is an obvious treat and gift for your Valentine but here are some others we love:
Giddy Yo Yo Love Butter
Not only does Giddy Yo Yo make incredible chocolate bars but they’ve whipped up a rich and decadent edible moisturizer made with real cacao butter and coconut oil. This cream will leave you smelling (and tasting) like chocolate!
Pretty Organics Triple Use Oil: Desire
sLiquid Organic Lubricant
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