[tps_header]Truth: Chocolate really does do a body good! Besides the fact that it’s pretty darn tasty, did you know that your favorite treat reaps multiple beauty benefits as well? To start, the cocoa beans in chocolate are a great source of polyphenols, which just happen to have incredible antioxidant properties. Chocolate also contains healthy fats like cocoa and Shea butter which moisturize and provide anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin, while its caffeine content stimulates the body’s circulation, giving skin a healthy, youthful glow. Oh, and let’s not forget the fact that chocolate is a natural mood booster; its scent elevates levels of serotonin, which is a natural antidepressant. It’s no wonder spas around the world offer these indulgent (and super-pricey) treatments to their clients, but since we don’t all have the luxury of taking trips to the day spa on the reg, we found ways to make chocolate beauty treatments in the comfort of your own home (and, did we mention they’re calorie free?).[/tps_header]
[tps_title]ORGANIC CHOCOLATE SUGAR SCRUB[/tps_title]
2-3 tbsp organic sugar
1 tsp honey
2-3 drops chocolate extract
¼ tsp organic cocoa powder
What to do:
In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate extract, and honey. Drizzle in a small amount of olive oil until the scrub is the consistency you like. Mix well and massage onto damp skin in a circular motion. Rinse and pat dry.