Welcome to the month of love, where we celebrate not only our partner relationships but also our friendships. Today, for our Kalo Mina, let's delve into partnerships and explore the importance of maintaining our connection with our partners. How can we achieve this, and what commitments can we make this month?
Intimacy plays a crucial role in sustaining our relationships, but does it solely mean physical intimacy? No, it doesn't.
We can foster intimacy through shared moments, heartfelt conversations, and even intimate meals. The goal is to open up to our partners, creating new connections or revitalizing existing ones.
So, during this Kalo Mina Month, let's make an effort to engage in the following each week (at least four times)
- Schedule and indulge in more intimate moments - In our busy, slightly crazy world, scheduling these moments may be necessary to ensure they happen. Choose a day and make it happen! We're not just referring to intimacy in a physical sense; it could be a relaxing massage, a shared meal, or a heartfelt conversation. Set the mood, switch off the phones, and delve into discussions about what makes each of you tick.
- Massage - Take turns massaging each other. Touch is one of the most essential aspects of human connection, and a gentle massage on the back, neck, arms, or feet can truly help your loved ones relax and feel cared for. Ask your partner about areas with the most tension, and use our In the Mood Body Oil to gently soothe their favourite spots.
- Craft affectionate atmospheres with the use of essential oils, soft lighting, and calming music. My preferred essential oils to diffuse for setting the mood include Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Black Pepper, and Clary Sage. (Other oils with aphrodisiac properties include Rose, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Geranium, Cardamom, and Vetiver.) These oils can also be added to a bath.
- Share the experience of cooking an intimate meal together using some of the following aphrodisiac foods - Avocado, red wine, shellfish (particularly mussels and oysters), chili peppers, olive oil, asparagus, chocolate, figs, bananas, honey, pine nuts, artichokes, garlic, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, pumpkin seeds, beets, almonds, ginger, and even durian
- Hold hands as much as possible
Discover these acupressure points to promote relaxation, hormonal balance, improved circulation, and an overall healthy sex drive. A robust sex life contributes to good health! Here are the points:
- K1 - located on the sole of your foot where the fleshy part meets the arch.
- K7 - two fingers above the ankle bone but towards the calf.
- Ren 6 - two fingers below the belly button, press and then rub up and down between here and the pubic line.
- Sp 4 - on the inside of the foot just above the arch of the foot.
- Spleen 6 - four fingers above the ankle bone, press firmly against the bone.
- ST 30 - using the side of your palm, rub up in between where your legs meet your hips.
Press and massage each point for about 30 to 60 seconds. Enjoy the benefits!
PRODUCTS WE RECOMMEND
Infused with herbs to enhance your mood, it has a spicy kick. Take 20 full drops in the morning and night for a few days to set the stage for a Mood for Love!
RECIPES TO TRY
In The Mood for Love Oatmeal
1 cup oatmeal
Water/Nut milk or milk to cover the oats
Pinch of Pink salt
Honey/ Gula Melaka or Date Syrup
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 Tablespoon of Pine Nuts
Place the oats in a saucepan and cover them with your choice of water, milk, or nut milk (walnut milk is the best for aphrodisiac purposes!). Bring it to a simmer until the oats soften.
Transfer the cooked oats to a bowl, add a bit of your chosen nut milk or regular milk, a pinch of pink salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and your preferred sweetener such as honey, gula malaka, or date syrup. Cut up the banana and mix it in, then add the pine nuts. Finally, incorporate 20 drops of TZO Sex Drive Tincture for both him and her accordingly. Enjoy your day and your evening even more.
Remember, in every relationship, even the best ones, there are moments of disharmony. There's no such thing as a perfect relationship; each one has its moments. The key is to recognise these moments for what they are and not let them dominate your relationships.
If tension arises, create a safe space by setting the mood with oils, music, and lighting. Face each other, engage in meaningful conversation, or write letters (focus on expressing feelings rather than blame). Exchange letters and then discuss what you've written. Consider using Bach Flower Essences like Walnut (for change), Vervain or Vine (for stubbornness), Impatiens (for patience), Clematis (for being present), and Larch (for confidence).
So make this month of love really count, dedicate it to each other, it's really worth it.
Kalo Mina everybody!
Love & Health, Juliet and Team