Sunday, February 14, 2010

Spa Girl loves Cupid and all the decadent delights of the Day!

It’s Valentines Day, a holiday established in 496 AD by Pope Gelasius I. Cupid has a long and intoxicating history and Spa Girl loves all the decadent delights of the day—chocolates, roses, cards and of course a day at the Spa.

Chocolate is a natural on Valentines Day because it triggers the release of chemicals in the brain that produce a heady feeling similar to when one falls in love, and who doesn’t love this! In addition chocolate is a true sensory indulgence, it contains over 300 different compounds that have a significant impact on one's health and beauty.

Add to your special day try a chocolate body scrub which will leave your skin feeling silky and smooth or a heavenly chocolate mud wrap which revitalizes the body with it’s natural minerals and enhances skin tone, or how about a chocolate massage that is sure to release all those built up tensions and relieve stress—ideal for Valentines Day!

Disappear into a world of total indulgence; immerse yourself in chocolate as your body enjoys one of nature’s most sumptuous treats!

Chocolate Body Wrap
6 fresh strawberries (can also use thawed frozen strawberries
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup chocolate morsels (chips)
3/4 cup champagne or sparkling cider
Melt chocolate and let cool, puree strawberries, honey and add to chocolate. Paint mixture to body staring at your feet then mist sparkling cider or champagne. Leave on for 15 minutes and wash off.

Chocolate Honey Scrub
8 tbs unsweetened chocolate, finely grated or cocoa powder
2 cups honey
2 cups Dead Sea salts
½ cup grape seed oil
Mix honey, oil, chocolate and Dead Sea salts and blend until evenly combined. Apply scrub to skin and gently massage all over the body starting at the feet. Shower to remove.

Chocolate Facial Mask
1/3 cup cocoa
4 tbs heavy cream
2 tsp cottage cheese
1/4 cup honey
3 tbs of oatmeal
Mix all the ingredients together and apply to the face and leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water using a gentle circular method to massage and exfoliate.

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