Love stinks

Taste February 2016

No matter the state of your love life this Valentine’s Day, we have aromatherapy products to suit your mood. Valentina’s Home-Brewed Pure Body Care in Beaverton, Ore., handcrafts a line of products with life-improving intentions, whether you’re looking to sleep through the night or break bad habits.

Founder and owner Valentina MacAdams started making concoctions when she was just nine years old; while in high school, she created love potions for her friends. These days she uses organic and wildcrafted herbs and flowers to produce delicious bath salts, perfume oils and body mists made with pure ingredients in seven different scents.

In love or looking for love? Try True Love — a blend of cardamom, chocolate and roses — or Sunny Outlook, an uplifting mix of mandarin, lemon and ginger. Wanna get over your ex? Try Psychic Detox, a cleansing blend of citrus, neroli and peppermint. There’s also Habit Breaker, which features a combination of cedarwood, sweet orange and lavender, to help you create new associations with your nose. Additional blends include Prosperity (anise, bergamot, geranium), Protection (frankincense, myrrh, patchouli), and Sweet Dreams (jasmine, sandalwood, vanilla).

We can’t say whether or not Valentina’s True Love will actually help you find Mr. or Ms. Right but we do know these aromatherapy products are fun, smell fantastic and contain no artificial scents, colors or preservatives!

Magickal Mineral Bath Salts

Sprinkle a handful of these bath salts made with natural sea salts and pure essential oils into a warm tub, breathe deep and unwind.

Natural Body Mist

Indulge in a few spritzes of this light and refreshing moisturizing body mist any time you need a pick me up.

Hydrating Body Oil

Deeply moisturizing and yet quickly absorbed, this body oil — made from organic sunflower oil and a blend of essential oils — is perfect post-bath or -shower.

Perfume Oil

This little perfume roller contains coconut oil, jojoba oil and a blend of essential oils and is free of drying alcohol. Take it wherever you go.

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