Raw Chocolate Sugar Scrub
Would you like another reason to justify your love of chocolate? (Like you even need another reason, right?)
How about the fact that its main ingredient, cacao powder, has the highest antioxidant score of any superfood (source)? That’s right — the superfood “rock stars” such as acai, pomegranate, and blueberries sport only a fraction of cacao’s health-promoting powers. (Read about the 8 amazing health benefits of cacao here.)
Raw Cacao For Skin Health
Our skin has a protective barrier of antioxidants, which gets depleted due to some external factors — sun exposure, stress, and poor eating habits to name a few.
Consuming an antioxidant-rich diet is a good practice to keep that barrier strong. In addition, topical antioxidants are effective at protecting your skin (source).
Vitamins C, B3, and E have very small molecular weight. That means they can easily penetrate the skin (source).
Cacao is a very rich source of those vitamins, as well as polyphenols, which protects our skin from external aggressors.
So nourish and protect your skin with a raw chocolate sugar scrub! I dare you not to eat it in the shower!
How do you nourish your skin and keep it soft? Can you imagine how amazing this raw chocolate sugar scrub smells?!
- 1cup granulated sugar
- 1/3cup Wildly Organic Non-Fermented Cacao Powder
- 1tablespoon Wildly Organic Coconut Syrup
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons Wildly Organic Olive Oil
Whisk together sugar and cacao powder.
Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix with a spoon until you get a uniform consistency.
Apply to skin all over, focusing on dry spots, elbows, knees, heels, etc. Scrub and rinse.
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