Yesterday we did a very special and delicious workshop in San Francisco, which infused yoga, chocolate (www.apothecarychocolates.com) and a body care making class at Acupuncture Kitchen.
We focused on sensuality and chocolate as medicine. It was truly the most divine & decadent workshop to date!!
I would like to share the scrub we made!!
But first...a few things about the ingredients:
1.) Pure Cane Sugar: This differs from Beet sugar or refined sugar. it is the actual cane of the plant and is slightly brown in color. It is a natural source of glycolic acid and much less drying and abrasive than salt, yet it exfoliates and smoothes the skin!
2.) Mint: There are many variations of mint....peppermint, spearmint, bergamot mint.
All are very cooling and therapeutic for the skin. You could use fresh mint and mince it or buy dry mint in bulk from your local co-op.
3.) Raw Cacao Powder: This comes from the Cacao Tree. It is the bean from the tree, which is ground into a powder. Chocolate in it's pure form like this (before the milk and refined sugars are added) is a more powerful antioxidant than blueberries, red wine, black tea and green tea!!
Polyphenol, found in cacao, prevents premature aging....an added bonus for sure.
The Recipe: Organic Pure Cane + Mint & Cacao Powder Scrub
-Fill jar of choice almost full with pure cane sugar, leaving about a 1/4 inch on top
-Mix in 1 tsp of mint, 1 tsp cacao powder
-Stir in 3-4 tbsp of your favorite oil (almond, shea and joboba work great for this one)
* if using fresh mint, store scrub in the fridge so it will last longer.
* Massage on entire body. Especially great for elbows, knees and feet.
Peace + Enjoy,