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Relaxation and Romance

by Heather

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written in conjunction with Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™. I received complimentary product from NBTY to assist this post; however, as always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

IT’S DECEMBER! Following our Thanksgiving celebration, we started the holiday season with a little shopping, a little sleep, and a lot of pie (to compensate for lack of sleep) before really kicking off the yuletide by selecting our family Christmas tree. After the new addition to our home had the chance to stretch his arms and relax we started stringing lights and hanging ornaments while listening to festive music and added “cheers” to the night with a cup of hot cocoa.

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Now, every once in a while I try to be fancy schmancy when making treats for the family and this was the perfect night. With hot cocoa on the menu that meant it was time to jazz it up a bit! For my little one, I added mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. For the adults, mini marshmallows and a candy cane. Oh my gosh, I LOVE candy canes … anything peppermint and I am in! I must have muttered something about my love for peppermint because my husband laughed in agreement and commented about how I put it on every night.

Kind of confusing? Let me explain! It all starts with essential oils.

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Since being introduced to essential oils, I have been doing my best to become better educated about oils, their function, and how I can use them to better my family’s life. Now, I have to admit that since my research began I have established favorites and I keep these few in stock at all times. As you probably guessed it, one of them is peppermint! It’s cooling and I find it rather soothing.

Yet, it’s funny, I never really thought about it and I definitely didn’t think about it in relation to the holidays until we were sitting around the tree and my husband made that comment. Then everything came together.

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The first thing I did was text my sister, a licensed massage therapist, and asked her if she ever thought about offering a “holiday menu” to her clients. Guess who has some new options! Yes, yes … it’s nice to have a sister who is so “creative” in the family, I know, no thanks needed! I explained that if she needed a guinea pig for trial and error I was more than happy to help and provide my feedback. I’m sure she’ll be in touch any day now!

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After giving my sister a great idea with zero return (I kid!), I decided it was time to look a little closer to home … my husband. He is absolutely amazing, works hard to provide for his family, never takes “me time” for himself, and offers me more love and support than I could ever imagine receiving. I text my other sister (yes, I have two), and set up a time for her to have a Princess Sleepover with my daughter so my husband and I could enjoy a night at home to celebrate the holidays. A nice home cooked meal, fire in the fireplace as we wrap presents, and then something special for my husband, a peppermint massage courtesy of his wife; who has no idea what she is doing and Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™. I am hoping that this will allow us to enjoy some adult conversation and holiday cheer, and I hope my husband will see how much I appreciate him and his efforts. It’s time for some “me time” for my husband.

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Who says you have to leave the comfort of your home or spend a lot of money for a romantic evening with your love? Still looking for the perfect gift? Let Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™ help! Massage oils, bath salts, a diffuser, or just a bottle of your favorite essential oil. Add a few drops of a unique scent, add a bow, and your gift is ready to go!

As an added bonus, with little cost, you can create the same gift and keep one for yourself. There is nothing wrong with a little “me time” during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Take a time out and enjoy … it’s the holidays and you deserve it!

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28 comments

Linda Manns Linneman December 22, 2015 - 3:28 pm
I love essential oils. I use them daily. I did not know that this company made them. I will have to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing
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Robin Rue (@massholemommy) December 23, 2015 - 6:08 am
I would love a night of giving each other massages. I think I will try that one of these days actually.
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Sarah Bailey December 23, 2015 - 6:22 am
I have to admit I haven't heard of this brand before, but I love essential oils so I will have to keep an eye out as I think I will just have to try them. x
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lisa December 23, 2015 - 10:31 am
It sounds like you had a nice evening. It is a good idea to show the men in our lives that they are appreciated.
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Kristen from The Road to Domestication December 23, 2015 - 10:51 am
I hadn't heard of essential oils from this company, but I DO love peppermint! And you're totally right - it's a good time of the year to take time for yourself and your sweetheart!
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Paula Schuck December 23, 2015 - 3:20 pm
I use essential oils all the time. Peppermint is actually one of my favorites. I just love the way it smells, and it opens up my sinuses, too.
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Liz Mays December 23, 2015 - 5:52 pm
A nice peppermint scent would be lovely this winter. You could really add to the atmosphere of your home with a diffuser.
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Lois Alter Mark December 23, 2015 - 7:10 pm
I love anything peppermint, too! In fact, I feel more relaxed after just reading this!
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Amber NElson December 23, 2015 - 10:26 pm
Relaxation and romance..I could definitely go for both about now!
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Mama to 5 BLessings December 24, 2015 - 8:58 am
The peppermint sounds great and relaxing for my morning sickness! I will have to check their products out.
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Veronica December 24, 2015 - 6:07 pm
These sound like great oils. I love using essential oils
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Lisa Coomer Queen December 25, 2015 - 1:30 pm
This is awesome. I love Essential Oils. We will have to do the massages.
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Lisa Rios December 27, 2015 - 1:01 pm
I have been using essential oils for past few years which gives so much relaxation & also creates an ideal environment for a romance filled home. Peppermint is the favorite scent for me as well & would love to try out these.
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April monty December 27, 2015 - 10:20 pm
I'd love a night to share relax and let go of the days stress,the oils add to relaxation and soothe a tired soul
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lisa December 28, 2015 - 12:01 pm
I didn't know that they had oils. I prefer floral or an orange scent. Anything except vanilla and lavender.
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Jodi Hunter December 29, 2015 - 3:37 pm
This sounds so wonderful, we never have time for stuff like this.
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David Fultner December 29, 2015 - 3:55 pm
Think a little oil in a hot bath would go a long way.
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Kathy Hammac December 29, 2015 - 5:36 pm
I have never tried natural oils before. I love peppermint, so maybe I should start with this one.
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desiree December 30, 2015 - 10:29 am
the candle sound good and i love to ue for stress
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Kelly January 2, 2016 - 6:13 pm
That hot cocoa looks amazing! I like marshmallows but the design makes me think whipped cream is far more special. I have started using essential oils but still have a lot to learn. These are great ideas.
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Jeena Bittenbender January 3, 2016 - 3:44 pm
Everyone needs that after the holidays. Lavender essential oil works amazing...
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Edna Williams January 8, 2016 - 8:39 pm
I would love a diffuser! Relaxation sounds great!
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Michele Ash January 9, 2016 - 1:15 am
Thanks for the Fantastic Review on Relaxation and Romance! WOW! It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday season! I wish things could be like that around here! But, they are not so I dream through others stories! I would love to have a fireplace to light on these cold winter nights! We started looking at houses because the steps in our home are just too much for both of us to take anymore! With all of our aches and pains, it's 14 steps down to the basement for laundry and 16 steps up to the bedroom! I'm making it a must for a fireplace! We've been looking at a lot of foreclosures and homes that are in need of some fixing up. (they are much cheaper! and that's what we need CHEAP!) Anyway, back onto the subject, it sounds like you really enjoy peppermint and use the peppermint oil quite a bit. I hope that your night to pamper your husband and let him have "his time", worked out well for the both of you! I have some essential oils, however, with my crazy life, I really haven't taken the time to learn more about them! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review, the pictures (and that hot chocolate looks scrumptious!), and your personal and professional opinions on Relaxation and Romance with all of us! I honestly do appreciate it! Thanks again! Michele :)
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melody hodge January 10, 2016 - 2:48 am
Ive never used essential oils before. Ive heard alot about them and was even invited to a class about using them but never got the chance to go. I may have to look the lady up that invited me and see if they are still holding the classes about them. Im not too big on pepperment but wondering what its like as an essential oil.
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ANN*H January 22, 2016 - 3:25 pm
i do like to use essential oils . I use peppermint , it gives me a feeling of clearing energy when I fell blah. We all need to relax after the holidays as they can get to be hectic for alot of us. thanks for the ideas
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lisa January 23, 2016 - 11:34 am
That hot cocoa looks good. Just the way I like it with whipped cream on top. I am always hearing about the oils. I haven't tried them.
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Edna Williams March 6, 2016 - 2:54 pm
I use peppermint oils for massages! So wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
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Dotty J Boucher April 17, 2016 - 2:59 pm
I enjoy using essential oils and I to recently game my hubby a treatment, I had his robe and slippers waiting for him to shower and then I gave him a rub down, I know he appreciates this, and I in return felt wonderful doing it for him..
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