Thursday, 14 October 2010

Easy Chocolate Beauty Recipes

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.