Close your eyes I’m about to take you on a magical journey. Your draw yourself a bath the water is scoldingly hot turning your skin a slight shade of pink. Bubbles cover the surface keeping you modestly hidden. Smells of jasmine and patchouli waft through the air, in through your nose and out through your mouth. The soft glow of candles flicker on the roof. You close your eyes and let your mind drift away. You let your hands rub along your outer thighs. ARGGHH. Stop right there, sorry to burst all those bath bubbles but we have a skin emergency, nine, one, one. Tell me when was the last time you exfoliated? I’m going to guess not in a very long time? Am I right or am I right? You’re facing a three years sentence with six months good behaviour probation, unless of course you can prove your skin worthy of a second chance. Boy are you lucky that you have me in your life, because I’m going to bail you out of this mess. Three ingredients and I’ll have you off Scot free, and luckily you’ll find them all in your pantry. Cocoa. Sugar. Oil.
Lets start with cocoa powder; you’re going to need two tablespoons of this stuff. Why cocoa powder you ask? Two reasons, reason one well it smells good, especially seeing as were making a chocolate body scrub. Woops did I forget to mention that? Reason two, cocoa powder is bursting with antioxidants that will repair damaged skin and prevent free radicals, inturn eliminating the effect of ageing. Need I give you any more reasons?
Go ahead and add four tablespoons of sugar. Sugar plays a major role in this magic potion we’re making. The grittiness of the sugar is what exfoliates our skin, it buffs away dead skin cells leaving us with fresh, glowing skin.
Tip – mix the cocoa powder and sugar before adding in the oil.
And last but not least at all, add two tablespoons of oil. Your probably wondering what type of oil I am talking about? Well I’m here to tell you don’t sweat it, be it that you have canola oil sitting in your pantry, or argan oil in your bathroom cupboard, whatever it may be that you have, just mix it in. Some oils are of course better than others, but lets not discriminate because at the end of the day when it comes down to it they all have similar effects. The oil in this concoction we have, moisturises the skin and locks all the goodness in, leaving the skin feeling soft enough to rub your hands along. No more screaming or guilty charges necessary.
In case you were wondering, no we are not finished you need to mix everything together and apply to your skin this instant; honestly do you want to be charged? Oh get a whiff of it to doesn’t it smell just luscious?