Why Olive Oil is the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s day is the time for couples to show their affection and love for each other. While mainstays like chocolates and flowers will undoubtedly be on the top of gift giving lists once again this year, the real maestros of love, and the ones willing to step outside of the box and deliver a unique gift from the heart, will be looking at olive oil.

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Olive oil’s reputation as an aphrodisiac started way back in ancient Greece. There are folklore stories about how newlyweds in Crete would eat olive oil soaked bread on the first of every year to increase fertility. Specifically, the fresh oil from olives harvested from wild trees was considered especially potent. Since then scientists have found that the abundance of vitamin E and healthy fats naturally found in olive oil are what boosts the libido.

The Perfect Appetizer for Valentine’s Day Love

Olive oil’s connection to love and Valentine’s Day is so historic that The Doctors, one of the highest rated daytime TV shows, specifically included it when talking about how to spice up your love life with food.  Here is their recipe for their Hallelujah Hummus which they claim will help you spice up your Valentine’s Day night, with some Mediterranean Drizzles flair.

Hallelujah Hummus

  • Mash 2 cups of chickpeas into a fine paste

  • Add 1 tbsp of garlic or lemon infused Mediterranean Drizzles olive oil, 1 tbsp of lemon juice, 1 clove of crushed garlic, ½ tsp of salt

  • Mix well

  • Dip carrots or other delicious veggies, and enjoy!

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Health Benefits:

  • Chickpeas: The main ingredient in hummus, chickpeas, are packed with arginine, an amino acid that increases circulation and boosts internal lubrication.

  • Olive Oil: A good alternative to saturated fat, olive oil helps generate hormones, which are essential to your sex drive. It also further promotes internal lubrication.

Olive Oil: Not Just For Food

Food isn’t the only way to incorporate Tunisian olive oil into your Valentine’s Day plans. This year you can show your love how much you care by making and using your own homemade moisturizing lotion and massage oil. Not only will your significant other love the hands-on touch, but who doesn’t love a relaxing rub-down after a long week of work?

 

To make the moisturizing lotion, all you you’ll need is:

Instructions:

  1. Melt the wax in a double boiler. If you don’t have one, it’s really easy to make on your own. Fill a small pot with water and put it on the stove. Put the beeswax into a small metal bowl, and put it on top of the pot. The steam from the boiling water will heat the metal bowl, melting the wax.

  2. While the wax is melting, put the olive oil and water into blender. You can either use a stick blender with a bowl or a desktop blender, both will work. Add any essential oils such as lavender or coconut, depending on your personal taste. These aren’t necessary but make for a unique lotion.

  3. Once the wax is melted, put it into the container with the olive oil, water and essential pol and start blending.

After only a few seconds, you have your very own moisturizing massage lotion made out of olive oil, a perfect Valentine’s Day present. Don’t forget to personalize the label for your special someone this year. It is a sure fire way to make your Tunisian olive oil gift stand out, showing that you put thought into the gift and who you’re giving it to instead of just picking something up from the store. Mediterranean Drizzles allows you to customize your label with the style that will make your loved one’s eyes light up with joy