How to Make a Chocolate Body Scrub

 

How to Make a Chocolate Body Scrub - The chocolate body scrub has many advantages. Chocolate happens to be a powerful antioxidant. It helps free the skin of radicals that cause wrinkles on the surface. When combines with strawberry, it makes a more portent body scrub. Here is how to make your own strawberry chocolate body scrub.
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I find it hard to believe that anyone would “waste” good chocolate by not actually eating it, but there are a few beauty tips that say it can do some very cool things. Yes, chocolate also works wonders in the skincare world. Its source is the cocoa bean which is processed into cocoa butter and cocoa powder.

 

Cocoa powder is rich in antioxidants and has more of these natural compounds than green tea, red wine, and blueberries. Cocoa powder is high in antioxidant flavenols, which are found in red grapes and tea. Free radicals or damaging molecules naturally occur within our bodies and are thought to be responsible for diseases and the deterioration of healthy, youthful skin. Antioxidants neutralize these free radicals.

 

To protect our skin, we need these natural, protective antioxidants to fight the damaging effects of free radical attacks that are responsible for wrinkles and sagging and other signs of aging. The more antioxidants we provide our bodies, the more ammunition our skin will have to protect against the constant free radical chain reactions occurring within.

 

Cocoa powder can help to boost your skin’s moisture content and stimulate cell renewal. Cocoa powder also contains caffeine, an ingredient that speeds up circulation to temporarily firm your skin when it’s applied topically,

 

With the discovery of the benefits of cocoa powder for the skin, several cosmetic and skin-care companies have developed products that contain cocoa. These include body and facial scrubs that can be used to exfoliate and invigorate the skin. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on these products, however. A simple and effective cocoa scrub takes only a few minutes to prepare.

 

If you’ve had a tough day and need some invigorating, or if you simply want healthy skin, making this completely natural body scrub–infused with chocolate– is sure to be a success.

 

Besides using cocoa powder as the base ingredient in the chocolate body scrub, the other essential items will be brown sugar, honey and soybean oil. Brown sugar contains glycolic acid that fights bacteria.

 

Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxyl acid, which is important in keeping your skin vivacious and healthy. As compared to salt, brown sugar has smaller particles; it is gentler, safer and more suitable for sensitive skin.

 

Honey is chosen for its moisturizing effects on those areas of the skin that tend to become dry and itchy. As a natural antioxidant, honey offers protective benefits when used topically on the skin. I prefer manuka honey.

 

As for the oil component in the chocolate body scrub, you can choose extra virgin oil if you want. In this case, I opt for soybean oil because it is full of fatty acids. Fatty acids are absolutely essential in maintaining and restoring the health and the balance of the skin.

 

In addition, soybean oil is absolutely bursting with specific anti-oxidants that have been proving in maintaining skin health and helping keep that special glow. Soybean oil can also help to fix uneven skin and will control and restore more even skin tone.

 

Following are some chocolate body scrub recipes that you can use to extract the most benefits from cocoa powder for your skin care. Use this scrub on wet skin.

 

French Green Clay Chocolate Body Scrub

 

Ingredients needed are 1 cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 cup of French green clay, 1 tablespoon of honey and soybean oil. Mix sugar, cocoa powder, French green clay and honey. Now add enough of soybean oil to make a thick paste for the body scrub.

 

Corn Flour Chocolate Body Scrub

 

Ingredients needed 1 cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 cup of corn flour, 1 tablespoon of honey and soybean oil. Mix sugar, cocoa powder, corn flour and honey. Now add enough of soybean oil to make a thick paste for the body scrub.

 

Oat Flour Chocolate Body Scrub

 

Ingredients needed 1 cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 cup of oat flour, 1 tablespoon of honey and soybean oil. Mix sugar, cocoa powder, oat flour and honey. Now add enough of soybean oil to make a thick paste for the body scrub.

 

Banana Chocolate Body Scrub

 

Ingredients needed 1 cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 1 mashed banana, 1 tablespoon of honey and soybean oil. Mix sugar, cocoa powder, mashed banana and honey. Now add enough of soybean oil to make a thick paste for the body scrub.

 

Strawberry Chocolate Body Scrub

 

Ingredients needed 1 cup of brown sugar, ¼ cup cocoa powder, 5-6 strawberries mashed, 1 tablespoon of honey and soybean oil. Mix sugar, cocoa powder, mashed strawberries and honey. Now add enough of soybean oil to make a thick paste for the body scrub.

 

The above are just some of the basic recipes for a chocolate body scrub which suits all skin types. You can get more creative by swapping any item that you like with chocolate to form a body scrub as long as this item is skin-friendly, meaning it should preferably be rich in antioxidants

 

You can also click HERE to watch a video of DIY chocolate body scrub

 

For more ideas on safe, cost-effective and natural skin care, simply click on DIY Beauty Skin Recipes

 

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