| Chocolate Bath Products
| Friday, March 7, 2008
I thought that since we were so close to Easter....I would give you a couple of Chocolate Recipes that wouldn't put pounds on your hips! These recipes are for the most luscious bath products that will pamper you during this last bit of "winter" and ease you right into Spring!
This picture is of REAL chocolate truffles! We won't be rolling our in cinnamon or chocolate powders.
This first recipe is for a Fabulous Face Masque good enough to eat! This facial will leave your skin, exfoliated, nourished and feeling as soft as can be.
You will need:
1/3 cup cocoa
3 tbsp fresh unwhipped cream
2 tsp. cottage cheese
1/4 cup honey
2 tbs of oatmeal
Mix all the ingredients together and apply to the face. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water using a gentle circular method to massage and exfoliate.
NOW... for the rest of your body: Let's bake up a batch of Choc Chip Bath Cookies! Chocolate is full of oils that will moisturize your body and leave you smelling yummy too. You will need:
2 cups of Sea salt or rock salt
1/2 cup Baking soda
1/2 cup Cornstarch
2 tbs of Almond oil
1 tsp Vitamin E oil
6 drops of Vanilla scent for bath products--make sure it's not for candles!
Mix it all together and cut out with cookie cutters or flatten balls to form a cookie. Sprinkle with the chocolate sprinkles. Bake at 350'F for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool. Use 1-2 per bath.
Be sure to wrap these in air tight packaging or seal them in an airtight container, as with time, these cookies do get moldy.
Now for My absolute FAVORITE recipe! These are Chocolate Bath Truffles....They REALLY are good enough to eat! They smell so good!
If you wrap these up in cellophane, they are fantastic for gift giving. They are a cross between a bath oil and a bath bomb but MUCH more luxurious than either of them. The chocolate leaves your skin nourished and the smell is to die for! Here's what you will need to make them:
1 cup of Baking soda
3/4 cup Citric acid
1/4 cup of grated cocoa butter
1/4 cup of Cornstarch
1 tsp of cinnamon powder
1 tsp Chocolate flakes
15 drops chocolate fragrant oil
15 drops vanilla fragrant oil
200g of Dark Cooking Chocolate
Makes approx 10 truffles
Mix all the ingredients together (Except the 200g of chocolate) Spray or drizzle the mix with a small amount of witch hazel or other moisture agent until it binds. Roll into small balls (like you would for real truffles) Allow them to dry for 24hours.
Then take the balls and dip them into the cooled but still melted dark chocolate. Coat the balls quickly and set aside in the freezer until the chocolate sets. You can drizzle them with white chocolate or even coconut or chocolate sprinkles. Use your creativity to package them up. Candy wrappers, foils, cello, etc are all great. I like to wrap each up with cello and tie with raffia, then put about a dozen of them into a nice apothecary jar or even a ball jar.
Add 1 truffle to running water for a lovely bath.
These truffles will last several months if not longer, but you will need to keep them wrapped up to avoid ants/bugs. A zip loc bag would be just fine.
Okay, now that you're all chocolated up and feelin' frisky, what cha gonna do about it?? Quick! give that old man of yours a nice hug and kiss--see what pops up!
|posted by Shari Kraft @ 3:42 PM