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.
This is very simple to make and easy to store.
Step 1: Ingredients
-1 cup raw sugar
-2 1/2 Tbs cocoa powder
-1/4 cup raw oats
-2 Tbs honey
-1/8 tsp vanilla
-2 tsp olive oil
-a healthy dash of cinnamon
Step 2: Beneficial Properties of Ingredients
Some ingredients in this recipe have certain properties that are beneficial to healthy skin.
Cocoa is full of antioxidants and remove many dead skin cells.
Oatmeal is an exfoliator that has a nice effect on skin.
Honey and olive oil both help to soften and moisturize skin.
Vanilla is said to help relax people.
Step 3: Grind Oats
The oats are going to need to be ground into a fine powder. Use a small food processor or blender to grind all the oats.
Below are before and after pictures.
Step 4: Mix Ingredients
Mix sugar, cocoa powder, oats, honey, and vanilla. The result should be a mostly light brown powder.
Then add olive oil to make a pasty substance. Add the cinnamon.
Note: Clumps will appear naturally, but if clumps become too large, use the back of a spoon to get rid of them.
Step 5: You're Done!
The body scrub is finished! Store in container of your choice. (I chose a salad cruet with a fairly large spout.)
Keep refrigerated if you want it to be cool when applied to skin. It works best on wet skin, or in the shower.