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Friday, February 10, 2017

Free & Easy Valentine’s Day Gift: True Intimacy

Valentine’s Day can be a stressful holiday. There’s pressure for those in a relationship to buy the perfect, thoughtful, AND personalized gift. Not to mention the traditional gifts of chocolates, lingerie, and flowers! Whew, it’s easy to see how Valentine’s Day can overwhelm anyone. However, if you’re willing to leave all of that stress and the commercial pressures behind, we have another DIY and free gift idea: the gift of intimacy! We’ve gathered five tips on how to deepen intimacy between you and your partner. Not only will this bring both of you closer together, but you’ll also experience a much more fun and unique Valentine’s night!

1. Be Honest with Yourself
Before February 14, take some time to be honest with yourself. You can’t be intimate with someone else if you haven’t come to terms with your own insecurities. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in a relationship for months or years, chances are you’re insecure about a detail of your sexual relationship. Take some time for self-care both mentally and physically.

2. Explore Fears & Desires without Judgment
Explore with your partner what motivates you. What turns you on? What is absolutely off the table? Listen with openness and curiosity. Don’t say whatever comes to your mind. Instead, take things in slowly. Be sure to create a dialogue that makes you and your partner feel emotionally safe but be honest with your emotions. Don’t be bullied into doing something you don’t want to do. A person who loves and respects you would never force you to do anything that makes you uncomfortable or unhappy.

3. Avoid Dependence
A relationship is composed of two people; however, it’s not up to your partner to fulfill you completely. Explore your own body so you can share what you like and what you don’t like. Don’t let your happiness depend on someone else. Instead, be able to satisfy your own emotional and social needs. This will make you much more confident and comfortable in your own skin.

4. Try Something New
You might be stuck in a rut and feel a longing for your partner to introduce something new. But the truth of the matter is, your partner is feeling the exact same way! It’s difficult to introduce something new. However, it’s estimated that the same chemical reaction that occurs when you fall in love, also occurs when trying something new for the first time. So go ahead and welcome the chance to try something different. Whether it’s adding a new toy or an exciting position, discuss it with your partner first to get the thumbs up, and then go for it!

5. Relax
This is the best advice we can give you. Tear down any walls or blocks you might have put up to protect yourself from rejections. You’re human after all! You have desires, imperfections and fears and letting them consume you won’t make for a truly intimate night. Instead, ignore all the commercialism of this holiday and focus on satisfying each other!

Couples may get caught up in the high expectations of Valentine’s Day but remember that celebrating a deeper understanding of each other is far more valuable. Intimacy is essential for maintaining a true connection with your partner! Plus it’ll drastically improve your sex life. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to open up and get intimate.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Sexy Valentine’s Day Idea: Make a Pleasure Box

This Valentine’s Day, we recommend you ditch the chocolates. Seriously, you might end up jeopardizing your significant other’s New Year resolution. Instead, get him or her a collection of naughty Valentine’s Day gifts that can truly keep on giving all year long. If you’re on the hunt for a fresh, unique idea we’ve got one for you!

Crank up the heat this February by crafting a pleasure box— a unique and delicious erotic Valentine. What’s a pleasure box? It’s a “prop” box filled with items that really hone in you and your partner’s sensuous side. The best part? You can gather most of the items right out of your home!

1. Begin by gathering a box or container of your choosing that fits on your bedside table. Carefully consider what your partner likes in bed and what your partner has hinted they’d like to try. You don’t have to have crazy expensive toys (unless you want to). We recommend choosing items that will entice the senses.

2. When it comes to sex, what we see and smell can really make an impression on our mood. Add a scented candle in your prop box to create a combo of scent and sight. Choose sultry blends like amber resin, cedar and sandalwood for a titillating night. If your partner prefers cleaner scents, opt for a candle made of jasmine and vanilla. The candle will also add stimulating flickers of light to the room. Contrary to perhaps your usual forte, consider leaving the lights on. This will really allow you to bask in the beauty of your partner’s body. Seeing your partner’s reactions will be a turn-on!

3. Add a playlist to whatever wireless device you use. Music has a way of transporting you to a specific time and place. Consider creating a playlist of songs that have become important throughout your relationship.

4. Now for the juicy part— touch! Running items of different textures across your lover’s body will be a truly yummy experience for both of you. Grab a silk scarf, a lone feather, an ice cube and a warming oil to add to your box. It’s important to remember to take your time and use these items slowly. Use different items on different parts of your partner’s body and gauge any visible reaction. Pay attention to his or her body movements and breathing pattern.

5. Lastly, consider surprising him or her with an aphrodisiac. From our best-selling Boner Toner for men to the raved about Klitty Booster, we have concocted elixirs for men and women that will improve the sexual experience for both of you. Remember to think out of the chocolate box this Valentine’s day and into the sex prop box instead!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

5 Tips to Heat Up Your Sex Life During Winter

The winter season brings up a lot in our lives. The joyful bustle to celebrate major holidays combines with the stress of buying, preparing, and dealing with the chilly rain or snow. It all sort of just compacts and weighs you down despite your best efforts to bask in the merriment of the winter holidays.

As the temperature outside begins to dip, your body goes through several physical and mental changes. You might feel sluggish or uninspired. You might be stressed and overwhelmed. You might even feel a disconnect with your sex partner that seems to creep up only as the days get shorter and colder.

What’s a quick fix? Simple, it’s sex.

We’re here to help you blast through the winter blues and heat up your sex life with these five hot intimacy tips to keep you hot despite the frightful weather outside.

Create a Cozy Space
Let’s get real, not everyone has a cabin up in the mountains decked out with a state-of-the-art fireplace and a cashmere rug on the floor. The good news is you don’t have to have a cabin to create a sexy space. Choose an area in your home that makes you feel good. If it’s the bedroom, change the sheets to your favorite texture or fabric. Some enjoy the coolness of satin, while others prefer the softness of jersey. Think of what your partner likes and splurge on a great pair of sheets.

Your area should also be clutter- and technology-free. When you’re surrounded by objects that seem to exist only to take up space, it creates a block in your mind. Release yourself from that pressure and clear out nightstands or nearby desks from trinkets or electric knick-knacks. Instead, place some aromatic candles or natural essences to relax the mind.

Take It Slow
We get it, you’re cold and this might lead to a rush to get things over with. However, we’re here to tell you to slow your pace down. For many people, winter means vacation. If you are lucky enough to have a few days off from work, take this time to really explore your partner. You don’t have any of those distractions anymore and this is truly a special time to be present and in the moment. A gradual, leisurely build also helps prolong men’s longevity and increases women’s arousal. We call that a win-win foreplay situation.

Breathe & Caress
Foreplay can mean a lot of different things to different people. Lost and unsure of where to start? Begin by harmonizing your breath. Face each other and as your partner breathes out, breath your partner in. Take their warm deep breath inside your body, along with their positive energy. As you exhale, make a conscious effort to reciprocate the same radiant desire. Synchronizing breathing and touching is a sure fire way to heat up the entire body and increase lustful anticipation.

Sit in Yab Yum Pose
A hot tip straight out of tantric sexology is sitting in yab yum pose. After you’ve warmed each other up with breathing and soft caressing, sit down crossed-legged. Have your partner face you, sit on your lap and wrap his or her legs around you. Embrace. Continue your breathing as you hold on to each other tightly. Really let your bodies come together and tune into each other. Without saying a word, let your bodies demonstrate the appreciation you have for your relationship.

When we mean listen, we don’t just mean with your ears. Remain aware of your partner’s physical reactions to your slow breathing, to your particular touch or overall energy. Stay present and guide your consciousness up and down your partner’s spine, between his or her heart and eventually make your way throughout his or her entire body focusing on areas that he or she positively reacts to.

Whatever happens after that is completely up to you! Even if it doesn’t lead to sex, you’ve spent quality time growing closer to your significant other and being that intimate shouldn’t be taken for granted. Need a little extra boost? Try our all-natural aphrodisiacs for men and women.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

5 Fall Spices & Aphrodisiacs to Heat Up Your Sex Drive

While every season is the right one to spark a romance, there's just something truly special about autumn that makes you fall in love like no other time of year. Perhaps it's the crisp chill in the air, the oversized sweaters, or the crunch of orange and red leaves on the ground. If one of your favorite fall pastimes is baking with classic harvest season spices, then you’re in luck. We have rounded up five spices to boost sex drives. Try incorporating these fall aphrodisiacs into your diet so you and your partner can stay toasty and warm by heating up under the sheets.

Cooler temperatures call for a warming of the body. Cinnamon produces heat within your body by turning up your internal body temperature along with your sex drive. It also has anti-inflammatory properties. Its' scent is also used as aromatherapy to promote relaxation.

Cardamom is another warming spice that increases blood flow throughout your entire body by stimulating the nervous system. It can combat erectile dysfunction and related issues. Because of its powerful scent, it is also said to stimulate the entire physiological systems and relieve mental strain and emotional stress.

Ginger works to increase circulation and your overall body heat to increase sexual prowess. As it warms the body, it increases the heart rate. Its effects are similar to how your body reacts during sex getting you in the mood.

Nutmeg's reputation as an aphrodisiac dates back to early Hindu culture. It has warming properties that are linked to stimulation and an increased sexual appetite. It also has properties that sweeten the breath increasing attraction.

Cloves in particular are effective aphrodisiacs for men. A small amount of cloves can increase testosterone enhancing sexual performance. Cloves are also help improve natural breath odor because of its antiseptic properties.

Try incorporating some of these spices for dinner or dessert one day. Combine these natural spices with our Relaxing Aphrodisiac to really crank up your erotic appetite.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Which Emanuel’s Elixir is right for me?

Having a hard time choosing which fast-acting formula is right for you? We’ve created this fun quiz to help you narrow down which one is right for you!

*: This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Friday, August 5, 2016

4 Effective Herbs to Boost Your Sex Drive

For many, finding natural or alternative solutions to common physical ailments is of the utmost importance. As many as 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men have experienced some sort of sexual dysfunction. According to statistics, a common dysfunction among many men and women is a low libido. Fortunately, when it comes to a lowered libido or low sex drive, there are affordable and all-natural solutions in the form of herbs, spices and other plants.

At Emanuel’s Elixirs, we carefully concoct special blends of herbs to target different responses in the body. As certified herbalists from the California School of Herbal Studies, we realize that understanding the causes of a lowered libido greatly impacts choosing the appropriate remedies. Here are four effective herbs we utilize in our elixirs to boost your sex drive!

1. Damiana Leaf 
This dried leaf has historically been recognized for energizing the organs of both sexes through the stimulation of the genital areas through an increase in oxygen supply. The herb elicits an overall relaxing effect and allows you to connect to your more sensual side. Since stress and anxiety are two main causes of a lowered libido, this herb is effective in calming those tensions so you can focus on other more pleasurable thoughts instead. In addition, men and women have experienced increased energy.* 

2. Horny Goat Weed Leaf
This leaf is found in a variety of our tonics for men since it elicits a moderate androgen-like effect on the gonads. This effect is what causes the increase in libido for an overall improved sexual performance. It contains a flavonoid that promotes a fuller, more prolonged engorgement of the erectile tissues with blood. Horny Goat Weed is often associated with improved erectile function in men, and it even relieves PMS in women. It is rooted in Chinese history and is said to have been used for more than 2,000 years!* 

3. Kava Kava Root
Kava Kava Root works primarily as a body and mind relaxer. It’s said to relieve nervousness and stress as well as tight muscles, and its euphoric qualities have culturally been found in a recreational beverage that promotes social discourse throughout the Pacific Islands. It’s soothing properties are unique in that your senses remain clear – no foggy feeling here. Each one of our elixirs is handcrafted by steeping the organic Kava in a combo of organic grain alcohol, water, glycerin and organic apple cider vinegar. Each elixir is different based on the solubility of the desired chemical constituents of each herb.*

4. Yarrow Leaf and Flower
You can find Yarrow Leaf and Flower in all of our fast-acting tonics. Yarrow tones the blood vessels by encouraging blood flow and preventing blood clots. It balances the warming and stimulating qualities of the other herbs in our tonics to prevent over-heating and over-stimulation.*

Have you tried a natural way to increase your libido? Let us know in the comments below! 

*This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

5 Reasons Women Should Take a Daily Health Tonic

As a woman, you’re constantly on the go. You’re probably juggling work, relationships, a social life, an active life and the list can go on and on forever. Your hectic schedule can lead to a decreased libido, low energy and an overall sluggish feeling that can have a negative effect on your female psyche. Take some time out of your busy daily routine to nurture yourself with a few drops of our Women’s Daily Tonic. Here are five reasons to include a daily health tonic to your routine!

1.    Girls just want to have fun. At Emanuel’s Elixirs, we believe that women are severely under catered to in terms of sexual energy products. Why should the men have all the fun? You work just as hard, if not harder, in and out of the bedroom. Support your sexual vitality with this special all-natural herbal supplement. An important ingredient in our women’s tonic is Shatavarri Root which has rejuvenating effects on the female reproductive system.

2.    Shake it off. You have a to-do list that never seems to get shorter. This can lead to a stressful environment that can really take a toll. An active ingredient that specifically targets stress is Milky Oat Top. This oat is especially great for those that are feeling overworked. Let our elixir relax your frantic lifestyle into a more soothing and calming one instead.

3.    Stronger than yesterday. We’re not claiming you’re going to be externally stronger, however, many of the organic ingredients in this tonic are included to create inner body synergy. You’ll find roots and berries that normalize liver activity, promote digestive ease, and assist in nutrient absorption and distribution. Your insides are just as important as your outsides and you have to take special care of them.

4.    Girl Power. Many women suffer from vaginal dryness. This can be an especially frustrating condition as a woman matures. Combat the discomfort with natural ingredients that aim to normalize moisturize by balancing estrogen levels. Fenugreek seed is actually considered a rejuvenator for the entire body. It’s time you feel like your younger self again!

5.    Survivor. The joys of being a woman, sometimes, don’t feel like joys. If you feel pain during your menstrual cycle, taking our Daily Tonic can help relive it. While effective, the various leaves and roots we utilize in our elixirs are gentle on the female reproductive system. Wild yam root, for instance, may guard against spasms caused by uterine and ovarian pain. The female body is incredible, but you don’t have to suffer from constant discomfort or pain.

If you’re not feeling like yourself, give our energy tonic for women a chance! You might be surprised on just how you feel after continuous and proper use. If you have a medical condition or take prescription drugs, please consult with your health care provider before using this elixir. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date on all of our product offerings!