Messages from the heart have long taken the shape of beauty potions, libido-enhancing elixirs, and sumptuous spa services. (As well as raw chocolate and a flute of Champagne.) Here are four healthy, sexy, gorgeous ones to give yourself or get this Valentine’s Day. —Jamie McKillop
Tata Harper Love Potion ($40, $80) This handmade, all-natural oil blend contains “10 of the world’s most potent aphrodisiacs,” promising to tap your inner magnetism and to alleviate sexual anxiety and tensions. (Well, not the good kind.) And the bottle has serious dressing table drama. For an introduction to the aromatherapeutic potion from Harper herself, plus a love-inspired meditation by yogi Kim Stetz, mini facials, and skin-care consults, visit Tata Harper at ABC Carpet and Home on February 6 ($40).
Moon Juice Sex Tonic ($10) Made by the Los Angeles juice bar genius, Amanda Bacon, in conjunction with an herbalist, “it’s a holistic approach to deeply enjoyable sex and fertility, for both men and women, supporting brain chemistry, hormone production,” the glowing walking-juice-advert says. It contains a blend of medicinal grade Chinese herbs with a splash of maca, and it’s currently available at Moon Juice Venice and Silverlake.
The Joanna Vargas “Roses Are Red Facial” ($250, $400) Meant as a prep step for Valentine’s Day plans, this facial from celebrity skin-care maven Joanna Vargas combines a diamond peel and exfoliating mask with a series of rose cleansing, massaging and glow-producing natural steps. The grand finale includes red rose petals and a oxygen treatment—way better than stems by the dozen, if you ask us.
Indie Lee Sweet Almond Massage Oil ($38) Just launched this month, Indie Lee’s first massage oil pairs all-natural almond and romance-sparking ylang-ylang oils that promises silky skin and a subtle glow. This might be one Valentine gift you won’t mind sharing.