Ah, the old as the Aztecs aphrodisiac — chocolate. Even if you have no Valentine, you can enjoy this luscious, relaxing facial mask. Simply cover more of your body with it.
Each of the ingredients works towards leaving your skin silky smooth and nourished.
This is especially lovely if you are feeling a bit bummed.
Don’t worry if you don’t have the exact ingredients. I’ll offer you some choices … as always.
Rich Chocolate Mask
Yield: 2 faces or 1 face and décolletage
2/3 cup Cocoa Powder (You don’t have any? See notes below)
2 Tablespoons Oatmeal, pulverized (See notes below)
1/2 cup Honey ( No honey? See notes below)
1/4 cup Sour cream or cottage cheese or heavy cream or plain yogurt or buttermilk or … Get the idea?
Mix it all together. Massage gently onto the skin allowing a very gentle exfoliation from the oatmeal. Sit back. Relax for 15 minutes or … well, as long as you gosh darn feel like it. Rinse. Rinse. Rinse with lukewarm water.
Cocoa Powder— Hot cocoa mix is fine to use. Since it contains milk powder and sugar, it is just more of a good thing.
Pulverized oatmeal can be achieved using any kind of oatmeal, even the breakfast packet ( powdered milk and sugar… again, goooood.) Any way, use any means you have to turn the oatmeal to dust. Blender, food processor, coffee mill, grain mill, hammer, whatever.
Honey— If your honey has crystalized, simply put the jar in a big bowl and pour hot water over it. Let it soak in the hot water ’til you can get enough honey from the bottle.
No honey? Try corn syrup, molasses, pancake syrup, maple syrup. Um, basically a syrup.
Here are some other ways to treat yourself to an at home spa evening all made from stuff in your kitchen.
Make a mess. Try them all and most importantly have fun!