Monday, February 11, 2013

Skin Care and Cocoa

Reasons to add cocoa to your skin care routine.
  • Cocoa is high antioxidants, which are know to improve and repair skin cells.
  • Applied topically cocoa increases hydration, calms, and soothes the skin.
  • Cocoa contains Vitamins A, B12, B-complex, D and E.
  • Give my handmade Chocolate Rose Soap a try enriched with cocoa.
  • Cocoa increases circulation and blood flow.
  • It is high in mineral content, it contains copper, iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc.  These minerals promote cell growth, repair of tissue and improve the absorption of nutrients.

I am sharing with you a DIY body scrub recipe that contains Cocoa, you may want to give this a try at home.

DIY Chocolate Scrub Recipe
6 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder
2 Cups of Honey
2 Cups of Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
½ Cup of Olive Oil
First combine honey, olive oil in a bowl and mix well.  Then stir in cocoa, salt and mix completely.  The consistency of the scrub should be thick.  Apply scrub to your skin and gently massage in a circular motion all over your body. To remove rinse with warm water.

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Smiles, Paula

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  1. This sounds great. I have a face mask I made that has coffee and cocoa in it and it's to die for. So I know I'd love this! Pinned!

  2. I had no idea cocoa is good for the skin. this will be yummy to try!

  3. Hi Paula! This scrub sounds wonderful, I think I will have to give it a try. Hope you are doing well!

  4. Sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Hope to see you at Artsy Corner again this week :)

  5. Thanks for sharing this beauty scrub. Never imagine Cocoa would be so good for skin. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I am looking forward to trying this! Now I'm going to go check out your Shea Butter post! I love that you use such easy-to-find ingredients. Thanks for all the great recipes you post!!!