Why is it that when we bathe
it's a languid, sultry affair
while a shower in an in-and-out
hurried rush of graceless movement?
we all know how much fun a quickie can be...
Time to give the shower the seductive power it deserves.
I'll share a delicious secret with you: It's all about layering scent. A spell of sensuality is immediately cast, and remains with you, to be shared, like handing out single flowers to everyone you meet from a voluptuous bouquet you hold close to your heart.
All it takes is a little magic.
You will need:
- 1 bottle of castile soap
- 1 jar of unrefined, organic coconut oil, melted
- 1 cute spray bottle, filled with pure water
- 1 bottle of organic flower water (Rose, Orange, Lavender, etc.)
- Your fave essential oils
- A few gorgeous containers (see below)
As you gather your essential oils, pause for a moment to really feel what you want to create. What blend would make you feel amazing and beautiful all day long? What oils can heal any maladies you may be having? For instance, right now I am using a frankincense/myrrh treatment with fresh vanilla bean. It's deep, musky, and wildly sexy, and it is curing a few ills. Mix together your essential oils, with enough drops to use in a few different potions.
Of course, making this blend is a ritual unto itself, so be sure to infuse it with powerful energy.
Divide your mixture equally into the castile soap, the coconut oil, and the spray bottle. Shake and mix each one. Add some flower water to the spray bottle, and use it for misting towels, your robe or clothing, the room...anything you like!
If you can, transfer the coconut oil and the castile soap into glass containers. Scour flea markets and Etsy for special ones to display. They make the ritual even more enticing, don't they? Running your fingers along the graceful neck of a bottle, removing the stopper, placing it on the tile to catch the light, and pouring the nectar from it onto your heated flesh...
Instant. Shower. Spa.
Now you have scent-infused body wash, shave cream, spray, and moisturizer for every sweet part of you. Now each moment you have to linger beneath the spray will be joyous, even if it's only a few. Breathe it all in, really feeling the water on your skin, and give thanks to your gorgeous body. After all, it carries you everywhere. It deserves the love and attention you give to it.
It's these little moments we take for ourselves, Darling Ones, that set the stage for the entire day. Or night. Bewitching treats. Like movie star lingerie beneath our uniforms, they are a constant reminder to feed ourselves as women. Try it.
You may just find yourself hooked.