Friday, February 11, 2011

Indulge Yourself with Chocolate Home Spa Beauty Treatments

Beautiful Uses for Chocolate

Save money on expensive beauty products.
Create your own home spa treatments
with Chocolate.

What Chocolate can do for you:

Skin Softener
Skin softening properties of chocolate comes directly from its major content, cocoa butter. Chocolate is extremely rejuvenating for your skin and refreshes the skin. It has turned out to be an excellent beauty ingredient and is being heavily used in beauty care treatments for its skin softening ingredients. It is an exceptional
natural moisturizer which makes your skin soft and supple.

Smooths Wrinkles
The anti-oxidants also known as anti-aging allies in dark chocolate helps to avoid and prevents the free radicals from damaging the skin’s elastin, collagen and various other proteins. Therefore, chocolate is used in various beauty treatments to smooth out wrinkles.

Reduces Scars and Stretch Marks
The fat content in cocoa butter is made of high quality linoleic acid which gives chocolates the ability to diminish fine lines, and reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Chocolate treatments help the skin to gradually regain its lost elasticity and aids in getting back one's youthful glow.
Chocolate cures also protect the skin from the harmful effects of sun exposure and pollution.

Exfoliates and Nourishes
Application of chocolate has amazing results. It nourishes the skin while
sloughing off dead skin cells. Chocolate based beauty cures help to revitalize the skin.

Try a chocolate face scrub at home and learn how chocolate can soften your skin firsthand.

Chocolate Honey Scrub
Chocolate Honey Scrub
softens dry skin instantly.

Take 10 grams of pure cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon of honey, 5 grams of sugar and 2 tablespoons of Almond oil. Mix all these ingredients thoroughly until you get a smooth paste. Apply this mix to your face and neck and lightly massage with your finger tips for 1 to 2 minutes. In the end rinse with warm water, the result is soft, smooth and supple skin just in one application.

Easy Chocolate Beauty Recipes
Try these fun chocolate beauty recipes to round out your chocolate home spa experience.

Chocolate Facial Recipe
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 Tablespoons heavy cream
3 teaspoons cottage cheese
3 teaspoons ripe avocado
1/4 cup honey
3 Tablespoons oatmeal powder

Mix all ingredients together. Apply to face and leave on for 10 minutes. Dampen with warm, moist wash cloth to remove, then apply moisturizer.

Chocolate Facial Recipe
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 Tablespoons heavy cream
2 teaspoons cottage cheese
1/4 cup honey
3 teaspoons oatmeal powder

Mix all ingredients together. Apply to face and leave on for 10 minutes. Dampen with warm, moist wash cloth to remove, then apply moisturizer.

Chocolate Shampoo Recipe
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup castile soap
1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil
5 drops of chocolate fragrance oil

Mix all ingredients. Pour shampoo into container and let stand for a few hours to thicken. Use as you would your regular shampoo.

Chocolate Body Scrub Recipe
1/4 cup cocoa butter (optional - will make a thicker gel)
3/4 cup liquid castille soap
1/8 cup coarse wheat bran or finely ground almonds
1/4 cup apricot kernel meal
1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
1 Tablespoon jojoba oil
1/2 Tablespoon vitamin E oil
1 1/2 teaspoon chocolate fragrance oil

Melt the cocoa butter over low heat (or at half power in the microwave) until melted. Remove from heat. Add the castille soap and mix well. Stir in remaining ingredients, breaking up any brown sugar clumps. Pour into airtight container and let thicken for a day or two. For added freshness, store in refrigerator.

Chocolate Bath Gel Recipe
1/2 cup water
1 package unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup gentle, unscented shampoo
5-10 drops chocolate fragrance oil

Heat water to boiling, add gelatin and stir until dissolved. Remove from heat, then add the shampoo a little at a time until well mixed. Add fragrance. Pour into a clean container and refrigerate between uses. Consider adding cocoa powder for scent and extra exfoliation.

Chocolate beauty recipes are easy to make and fun to give!


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Have a great weekend

Just made that way said...

Thanks for visiting, following you back.
I'm definitely going to try some of the chocolate beauty treatments, great info too, thanks.

Have a great weekend

Candace said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello! You have some wonderful information here on your blog. I've been seeing those very expensive chocolate beauty treatments advertised and now I can make them at home. Fun! I can't wait to look around some more. Have a great weekend, Candace

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Oh My Goodness!!! Who knew!

Good thing there are some non-edible ingredients in these or I could end up soft skin and a bigger bottom ;-)

Xenia said...

Yum! I agree with Donna, I would definitely want to give these a taste!

Thanks so much for joining us for Friendly Friday, have a great weekend!

Tanyia said...

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momgen said...

Choco spa hmm. A new follower from Follow Me Friday.

Christina Lucas said...

Thanks for following Kaitlin & Kylie's! Following you back. Love your chocolateposts, of course!

Jen @ Miss Organic's Kitchen said...

Great bath recipes! I have bookmarked the page so I can make some for Christmas gifts this year.

Thanks for the follow! I am now following you back.

Tricia at Mom is the Only Girl said...

Thanks for stopping by Mom is the Only Girl! These look too good to be true! So glad there're things in there that are not edible.....I'm a chocolate addict! (written with a mouth full of M&Ms)