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February 01, 2010 11:56 ET

The Body Shop: Dr. Sari Locker's Hot Tips for Valentine's Day

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 1, 2010) - Valentine's Day is just around the corner and there's a good chance your husband or boyfriend might not know exactly what to get you. To help you have a sensational Valentine's Day, The Body Shop has teamed up with celebrity sex and relationship expert Dr. Sari Locker to offer tips that will get your honey on the right track. So don't leave it to "chance", give him all the tips and hints he'll need counting down to V-day.

Dr. Sari Says…

1. Declare your devotion

Never assume she just "knows" how you feel. Actions speak louder than words but words are very important, too. Sing a love song on her voice mail. Compose a love poem and text it to her. Leave erotic Post-it notes all over the bedroom. Remind her that your love is true and you adore her.

2. Be nostalgic

Give her a CD of a band you heard together, a poster from the first movie that you saw, a T-shirt from a great place you went together. Show her that everything you do in your relationship means a lot to you.

3. Hold her hand

Whether you go for a moonlit stroll, or just hold her hand as you snuggle on the couch, holding her hand all night will show her that you are there for her. Heat up the intensity by treating her to a hand massage with a stimulating hand cream or massage oil.
Wise Woman Defense Hand & Nail Treatment ($18)
Soft Hands Kind Heart Hand Cream ($10)
Almond Oil Hand & Nail Day Cream ($16)
Vitamin E Hand & Nail Treatment ($16)

4. Give her something that lasts

Give her floral perfume, rather than just giving her a bouquet of flowers. Then offer to apply it to her pulse points. Perfume will outlive any bouquet of flowers, and she can wear it to remind her of your Valentine's Day together.
Love Etc…™ Eau de Toilette ($17)
Love Etc…™ Body Butter ($20)
Love Etc…™ Body Lotion ($16.50)
Love Etc…™ Shower Gel ($15)

5. Create a sexy Valentine's Scavenger Hunt

Hide many small spa gifts for her to find, such as relaxing massage oil, body butter, foaming bath soak, and more. With each gift, include a clue to where she can find the next gift. The last gift leads her to the bathroom where you have drawn a foaming bath for her amid the glow of sweet smelling spa candles. Then her real gift begins as you join her in the tub.
Spa Wisdom Dream Candle ($16)
Spa Wisdom Plunge and Purify Bath Soak ($28)
Spa Wisdom Monoi Miracle Oil ($20)
Spa Wisdom Africa Spa Rich Body Balm ($25)

6. Pucker with Passion

Choose an array of various tasty lip balms to get for her. Tie them with a red bow, or put them in a heart-shaped box. Present them to her with a card that says that you want to kiss her all night long. Be sure to give yourself "kissable
lips" by using a lip balm, too.

7. Give her a sensual massage

Massage can relax a woman, but a sensual massage can make her quiver all over. For Valentine's night, set the scene with scented candles and soft music. Then guide her to the bed, undress her, and ask her to lie on her stomach. Place some massage oil in your hands, and hold it there for a moment to warm it. Next, give her a traditional back massage. After about fifteen minutes, turn it into a sensual massage by asking her to roll over onto her back. Tenderly rub her body and brush your fingers over her most sensitive areas. Don't rush. The longer you linger and the slower you go, the more erotic tension you'll build. Then when you are both ready, you can enjoy the release of all that tension.
Sensual Massage Oil ($18)
Harmonizing Massage Oil ($18)
Unfragranced Massage Oil ($18)

8. Shower her with love

Sharing a sensual shower on Valentine's night can add an erotic thrill to an already romantic day. To set the mood, keep the lights off in the bathroom, and light candles instead. Think of the shower as a waterfall at sunset, with you and your partner beneath the gushing stream. Slide your soapy hand around the curves of her entire body. Then give her a turn to suds you up with the shower gel. Savor the feeling of kissing as your mouth is filling up with water, and close your eyes to enjoy every moment of your Valentine's shower.
Divine Calm Heavenly Shower Gel ($18)
Divine Calm Sublime Body Lotion ($22)
Divine Calm Relaxing Massage Oil ($16)

9. Do it in the dark

Guys, you may love getting frisky with the lights on; yet, many women feel less inhibited in the dark. For Valentine's night, enjoy the pleasure of kissing, touching, and more – all in a room that is entirely dark. You'll be free to explore all of your *other* senses. Use your fingertips to caress every inch of her body, and delight in the sensation of touch. Ask her to wear a flavored lip balm, so you can focus on the taste of every kiss. Tell her that you are wearing a new after shave, so she can explore the new scent of your body. Listen to her breathing and sounds of pleasure to become even more turned on. You'll find out how the dark can brighten up your Valentine's night.

10. Lavish Her Locks

Give her the gift of physical affection. Give her a back massage or wash her hair. Giving pure pleasure and attention can make you and your lover both feel sexy.
Guarana Berry Volumizing Shampoo ($11)
Olive Glossing Shampoo ($11)
Honey Moisturizing Shampoo ($11)

If your guy still has no clue what to do, tell him to head into his favourite location of The Body Shop where our sales team will give him expert Valentine's Day advice and help him choose naturally-inspired goodies to create a memorable evening you won't forget. See our Shop Locator at www.thebodyshop.ca.

The Body Shop International plc is the original, natural and ethical beauty brand, with over 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop seeks out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to deliver products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance your natural beauty. By striving to use the planet's resources wisely, The Body Shop searches for outstanding natural materials and ingredients from across the globe to include in its range of products. The Body Shop is proud to have been the first beauty brand to have brought the benefits of fair trade to the beauty industry through its own unique Community Trade program, to have introduced sustainable palm oil into its soaps, 100% recycled packaging, and to raise funds and awareness on key issues of the day, including the sex trafficking of the most vulnerable in our society, children and young people.

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