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Why Chocolate Is Great For Your Skin!

Posted on April 05, 2022 by Melanie Brown

Slabs of dark chocolate

Ok, who thinks chocolate is bad for you?

Not only does it taste amazing, but did you know Chocolate Is Great For Your Skin too?

Here are some amazing qualities of chocolate for the skin:

  1. Chocolate is abundant with flavonoids which possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This provides wonderful protection for the skin against sun damage.  It is a beautiful natural sunscreen.
  2. Another reason Chocolate Is Great For Your Skin is that it is rich in vitamins and minerals which when absorbed into the skin, leave it gorgeously nourished.
  3. The combination of the minerals and vitamins with the flavonoids combats the free radicals in the environment, which means that Chocolate Is Great For Your Skin because it protects your skin from the premature signs of ageing.
  4. Cocoa powder is an excellent gentle exfoliant improving blood circulation to the skin which helps it to look vibrant with a healthy glow. This is particularly helpful with acne prone skin
  5. Cocoa powder contains caffeine and theobromine which are super helpful in firming the skin and break down fats and reduce fluid retention in the skin clear cellulite and tighten the skin

Still think chocolate is bad for you? When you eat it, chocolate isn’t great for the waistline, but that doesn’t mean you need to avoid it altogether. Because Chocolate really Is Great For Your Skin!

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2 bars of luxury chocolate orange soap with a slice of orange

 

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The Amazing Benefits of Lavender

Posted on April 26, 2021 by Melanie Brown

Lavender is awesome!

It has an amazing aroma and beautiful colour. However, did you know that it is renowned for its incredible healing qualities, particularly where inflammation occurs?

An example of this is with Rosacea.

Rosacea is a condition which sporadically appears on the skin.

It shows up as reddening of the face. Occasionally, blood vessels are visible.

This condition can be triggered by food, caffeine, alcohol and exercise.

Lavender is said to help as a natural anti-inflammatory which can calm and soothe the skin, especially in this situation.

It can be applied topically to the skin either in a carrier oil or directly. You can add one or two droplets of it to your favourite moisturizer.

One of our popular soaps, Lavender and Patchouli, is a natural handmade soap containing Lavender essential oil and is decorated with natural lavender buds. It is beautifully hydrating and moisturizing and does not dry out the skin.  It also makes a lovely pamper treat.

Check out the following link to find out more about this gorgeous soap bar.  

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