Grooming: Aphrodisiac Soap

APHRODISIAC ALLURE. By definition, Valentine’s Day is a holiday to celebrate love. But what is romance without passion?


After all, as Stephen King once wrote, “For men, I think, love is a thing formed of equal parts lust and astonishment.” The astonishment part, we can’t really help you with. But we can at least offer you some aid with the lust part. Many cultures believe in the power of aphrodisiacs, foods that purportedly have the ability to increase sexual desire through consumption. Modern science has found that, while some supposed aphrodisiacs do not have special powers to increase your drive, the mere placebo effect of consuming these foods could often do the trick. You can get much the same effect by using soaps and body washes that are filled with aphrodisiac ingredients, which should help add a little extra excitement to your Valentine’s Day, and night.

Creme de Corps Soy Milk and Honey Body Polish
Aphrodisiac: Honey
Honey is a powerful symbol of procreation. Coupled with soy milk, the honey essence in this body polish exfoliates dead skin without drying, making you smooth to the touch.

Crabtree & Evelyn
Avocado & Olive Oil Milled Soap
Aphrodisiac: Avocado
The Aztecs believed avocados were powerful aphrodisiacs. Crabtree & Evelyn’s soap bar, which contains avocado, may come in a less suggestive shape than the fruit, but when combined with sensuous olive oil, the essence of avocado promotes temptingly touchable skin.

The Body Shop
Chocomania Shower Cream
Aphrodisiac: Chocolate
To this day, chocolate’s true aphrodisiac properties are still debatable. But Casanova himself claimed that he would drink chocolate to get himself ready for a night of passion. This Chocomania Shower Cream is full of genuine cocoa butter. Rich in texture, the shower cream also has a very intoxicating scent.


Milk Shower Gel
Aphrodisiac: Milk
The aphrodisiac wonders of milk have long been documented in Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of medicine. Milk proteins are the main ingredient in this shower gel, which also contains aloe vera, making it revitalizing in a number of ways.