Love tonics are the new candy hearts. This Valentine’s Day, we’re whirling up a libido and hormone balancing elixir for two from the green beauty gurus at CAP Beauty. A powerful blend of adaptogenic ingredients comes together in a delicious and romance-inducing alchemy. Discover a few of our favorite adds, then get the recipe below and enjoy a cozy cup of it as a prelude to playful night or an act of love unto itself…
The O’Clocks 4 PM Blend | CAP recently launched a line of adapogenic blends designed to provide energetic support through various parts of the day. The 4pm blend features codonopsis to boost energy levels, rhodiola to sharpen focus and oxygenate the blood, and reishi to bring on a sense of calm. Learn More
Cayenne pepper | Cayenne is loaded with capsaicin, the substance that gives kick to peppers known to promote the release of endorphins. As capsaicin can trigger a flood of good feels, cayenne is kind of a feel good drug for your brain. It also stimulates nerve endings and raises your heart rate. Learn More
Mucuna pruriens | This bliss-boosting seed pod is the highest natural source of L dopa (precursor to dopamine) and a strong aphrodisiac. In fact, in animal studies, mucuna was found to nearly double the “mounting frequency” and also significantly improved sperm motility. Learn More
Pine pollen | A natural aphrodesiac, pine pollen has been used for centuries to combat fatigue and sexual dysfunction. Pine pollen contains phenylalanine and arginine: Phenylalanine stimulates dopamine levels in the brain promoting happiness and feelings of well-being. Arginine is used to improve fertility in men and women, as well as increasing the release of growth hormone. Learn More
Longan berries | Longan fruit is traditionally used to enhance both beauty and love. It nourishes the blood to promote a serious glow, and supports general sexual functions and fluids (ingesting the stuff can help alleviate dryness). Energetically, it tonifies the feminine yin elements. Learn More
At CAP Beauty, we love love. Love for animals, love for Mother Earth, love for family. But this time of year we especially like to celebrate love for our significant other. The best way to show someone you love them? Make them a tonic. Packed with libido boosting, hormone balancing herbs to warm them from the inside out. And as always, make sure to follow the golden rule: one for you, one for me. Enjoy together, in love.
Heat milk up to just boiling. Add all other ingredients, except bee pollen, to a high-speed blender and blend for 1 minute on high. Pour over top and dust with bee pollen.