So you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s gift, but are trying to think outside the box, moving away from the flowers, chocolates and cuddly toys. But you are also on a tight budget. maybe with less than £20 to spend on the perfect gift. I have a great gift idea to share with you today, and the best thing about it is that this is a gift that you and your loved one can share, and perhaps have a lot of sensuous fun with.
Amphora Aromatics is a Bristol based company that specialises in natural beauty and skincare. All their products are handmade at their headquarters in Bristol, with inspiration coming from essential oils, spices and formulations that are found in the Souks of the near East – Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria. Amphora Aromatics are one of the UK’s largest suppliers of essential oils, and, this year they have put their expertise to good use to create a lovely gift set that has been made with lovers in mind.
Amphora Aromatics ‘Love It’ collection is just beautiful. Coming wonderfully gifted wrapped in an eco-friendly box with a silk ribbon embellishment, the box contains three wonderful products. First there is a 100ml bottle of relaxing body lotion. The relaxing body lotion is a blend of chamonile, lavender, lemon verbena and Melissa oils. The lavender comes through as the strongest scent at first, but when this is rubbed onto the skin the air is filled with the fragrance of the lemon verbena. It feels very soft on the skin and the scent lingers, the lotion is also none sticky and easily absorbed into the skin.
The sensuous massage oil smells divine. With sandlewood, patchouli and ylang ylang meshed with sweet almond, this is a heady scent that is so right for a massage with a loved one. Obviously this is an oil, but again I was surprised that it sank into the skin so easily without leaving a sticky residue, and it was just so soothing. The bath oil had a similar scent, but with added sweetness from the extra ingredients of geranium, rosewood and orange. The orange adds a very slight fruitiness, it is not over powering but very light. Both the massage oil and bath oil are 100ml bottles, with the bath oil being enough for about eight baths.
The Love It collection is a lovely gift idea, and a bit of a bargain too, coming in at just £11.95. You can get it in store, or by visiting www.amphora-retail.com