“My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get,” says Tom Hanks in and as Forrest Gump.
Life has been quite an unsettling piece of bitter chocolate the past few months, but don’t let it pull down your spirits. Instead, pep up that mood and indulge in some chocolate therapy. And what better day to indulge in that craving than today on World Chocolate Day.
But then who says that chocolate is a treat only for the taste-buds. For those of you who do not have a sweet tooth can still treat themselves to some chocolate albeit in a different form. So, here’s checking out some ways that we can celebrate the delightful chocolate!
- The Chocolate Mask
Chocolate has long been denigrated for causing acne. But it has been proven otherwise. Cocoa, which is the primary ingredient in chocolate is replete with fatty acids that soften the skin and act as an exceptional mask for the face. A chocolate mask is a great way to pamper your skin. So go ahead and treat yourself to the rich exuberance of chocolates.
2. The Chocolate Scrub
Chocolate scrub can be made at home with sugar, cocoa powder, and any oil of preference. The scrub helps nourish the skin, get rid of dead skin and dirt under the hair follicles. Chocolate helps reach the depths of the skin and cleanse it like no other.
3. Chocolate Spa
The chocolate spa has become increasingly popular over the years with more and more people opting for the same. Having overcome the initial skepticism regarding chocolate on the skin, people are now enthusiastically flocking to the spas to get themselves a chocolatey massage. A chocolate spa not only helps rid the body of toxins but also leaves you smelling divine.
4. Chocolate Shampoo
Chocolate nourishes the hair and helps achieve a healthy and glossier look. It makes the hair grow thicker and longer and adds lush and luminous texture to it. If you’re yearning for great hair, don’t just eat your chocolate, wear it too.
5. Chocolate Lotions and Body wash
Cocoa is rich in antioxidants. It nourishes the skin and restores nutrients it is deficient in. Chocolate lotions and body washes are usually better for dry skin because it has a thick and slightly oily texture.
6. Chocolate Wax
It is believed and propagated by many beauticians that chocolate helps to de-tan. Chocolate helps cool and soothe your skin, as well as get rid of the hair with much less pain than regular wax.
7. Chocolate Lip Balm
Chocolate lip balms moisturize the lips and give them a plump and soft appearance, not to forget the incredible taste!
Did you know?
That July 7 is celebrated as World Chocolate Day due to the belief that chocolate was introduced to Europe on the same day in 1550. This day celebrates chocolates – the most proficient of all edibles – which has made its way from confectionery all the way to cosmetics.
That Chocolates came into existence somewhere around 1500 BC. They were used by ancient Aztecs and Mayans for consumption only during religious rituals. European explorers introduced chocolate as a beverage in Europe sans the religious connection. Chocolate went from being part of a beverage to powdered cocoa to chocolate as we know it today in its edible form.