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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day All!

Here is the card that Megan Made me, she is my featured stamper this Sunday I love Megan's card and I love that she made it all by herself. Her aide told me she had taken a lot time working on it and was very proud of the outcome but no one is prouder then this mommy. For those of you who may not know Megan is Autistic so these kind of things are huge in our house.

The Inside

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day! So for this Chocolate Sunday I thought I would treat you to some chocolate beauty treatment recipes! These recipes are Delicious! I have included the web address just in case you want to check out their other recipes.

Today, the good news about chocolate, especially the dark variety, just keeps on coming. Not only does it kick up the feel-good juices in our brains, but chocolate is loaded with anti-aging vitamins and minerals. Plus, the caffeine in cocoa is said to help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Bring on the cocoa!

Chocolate body scrub

Here's what you do:
Combine ingredients in a bowl. Use whenever cravings hit by massaging into skin and rinsing with warm water in the shower. Store in an airtight container up to six months.
You'll need:
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup powered cocoa
a few drops of chocolate and/or raspberry fragranced oil

Cocoalicious Body Glow

A sweet and stimulating cocoa body scrub.

You know that warm, glowing sensation you get when you're first caught in the throngs of Cupid's arrow? Or that singular flush that comes from biting into a decadent dark chocolate dessert? Well somewhere in between love and chocolate is normal, everyday life and this simple, sugary concoction is just the thing to cook up when life needs a little sweetening! Great for sharing (nudge nudge, wink wink).
Here's what you do:
Mix ingredients thoroughly in a glass bowl. Start with just a few drops of the fragranced oils until you get the aroma you want. In the shower, gently rub all over body while thinking loving, sweet thoughts! Rinse thoroughly. To keep the good vibrations going, dry off and moisturize with a light dosing of almond oil mixed with a drop of fragranced oil.
You'll need:
1/2 cup Turbinado sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons almond oil
1 tablespoon cocoa
Raspberry fragranced oil
Dark chocolate fragranced oil

This cocoa recipe has many variations. It might as well be called cocoa powder facial mask recipe as you really need cocoa, not chocolate to prepare it. But you must agree, for the sake of skin care, chocolate mask sounds so much more appealing.

Chocolate Face Mask Recipe


1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 cup of honey
2 tablespoons of heavy cream (sour cream will work as well)
3 teaspoons of oatmeal powder

Mix all the ingredient until the mass in consistent. Apply on the face, gently massaging it so that oatmeal can start exfoliating the dead skin cell layer. Leave it on for about 20 minutes and rinse off with luke warm water.

In case you are wondering, there is a reason oatmeal and honey are added to this mix. Similar to its use in body scrub recipes, oatmeal it is recommended for sensitive skin, but can be used in preparation of facial masks for any skin type, as well as for preparation of facial exfoliates as it is gentle on the skin, yet highly powerful.

Honey on the other hand, is a great anti-bacterial agent, deeply cleanses your skin and opens up clogged pores. Now that you know all these benefits of chocolate, not only can you be guilt free while eating it, you can prepare an excellent chocolate face mask recipe and aid to your skin's youthful look and nourishment.


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Blogger Quilt Nut said...

as much as i love chocolate, i can't imagine rubbing it on my skin lol!!

May 12, 2007 9:48 PM  
Blogger My Name is Nancy Grant and I am... said...

And here I was always told that eating too chocolate can make you break out with zits. Of course that never stopped me from eating chocolate... but I just can't imagine putting it on my skin. That's so interesting. :-)

May 13, 2007 12:14 AM  
Blogger bichonpawz said...

WOW!! These recipes sound FABULOUS!! I will HAVE to give them a try....from one chocoholic to another :)

May 13, 2007 11:30 PM  

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