It’s that time of year—flowers, chocolates, and heart-shaped everything! While there are plenty of romantic gestures on Valentine’s Day, not all of them are eco-friendly.
Here are some ideas to show your love for your partner (and for the planet) on February 14th.
1. Buy an Organic Mattress
Okay, this might sound a little random but hear me out. Valentine’s Day is a great time to splurge on a new organic mattress, especially if there’s a sale!
An old mattress that is beginning to dip and sag can affect both sleep and sex. Investing in a customizable organic mattress means getting a product that is specifically designed for you. This can help improve the quality of your sleep as well as intimacy.
It’s also easier on the planet because the mattress is made of natural materials instead of chemically-treated synthetics.
Our most popular mattress for couples allows for split configurations, meaning your side of the mattress can differ in feel from your partner’s.
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2. Eat Organic Chocolate
Instead of opting for the grocery store, massive cardboard heart-shaped box filled with average chocolate and covered in plastic—opt for some fancy organic chocolate.
Dark chocolate is known for its health benefits, especially chocolate with a higher level of cocoa. Not only are you satisfying your sweet tooth but you’re also getting a healthy amount of iron and magnesium, as well as essential antioxidants.
There are plenty of delicious organic and fair trade chocolates on the market. These options are not only better for your body and the planet, but you can have peace of mind knowing it was sourced responsibly.
3. Buy Live Plants
Instead of purchasing a bouquet of flowers at the grocery store that is most likely treated with pesticides, opt for a potted plant.
Live plants help purify the air in your home and the green adds a cheerful pop of color to any space. Plants benefit your health, look beautiful, and just make you happy.
Aloe vera, in particular, is a wonderful plant to bring home because of its medicinal properties. You can utilize the gel of the aloe vera plant for healing cuts and burns. You can even include it in your smoothies for a healthy boost of antioxidants.
4. Ditch the Stuffed Animal
Okay, that sounds kind of harsh but really, don’t include a stuffed animal in your Valentine’s Day festivities this year. They’re usually cute for a few days and then get tossed in a closet or worse, end up in a landfill.
Instead, give something meaningful and personal that your partner will treasure for years to come. You can create something yourself or you can even give the gift of an experience, such as tickets to a concert or a play.
5. Eat Local
If you’re able, support your favorite farm-to-table restaurant that serves healthy, organic food. Not only will you be supporting a local business owner, but you’ll also be supporting local farmers who promote responsible agricultural practices.
Love to cook? Have a romantic night in with your favorite recipe and a bottle of organic wine.
Happy Valentine’s Day!