There’s a superfood on the market which is turning everyone’s deepest darkest chocolate fantasies into healthy, achievable alternatives and it's one of my key ingredients! Raw cacao is the name given to the unprocessed version of the substance extracted from the cacao plant. Yes, this is the same plant that is the source of cocoa or the main ingredient in the beloved chocolate. The difference however, is that cocoa is processed at significantly high temperatures and refined to a point that it loses most of its nutritional content. Raw cacao on the other hand, remains unprocessed and maintains much of its nutritional benefits, and this is why it has becoming a staple ingredient in many healthier chocolate recipes and of course, me.
Apart from the benefits of consuming raw cacao, there are also benefits in applying it to your skin and this is why it's one of my main ingredients. Have you ever heard of chocolate wraps or scrubs being used at the day spa? Well now you can have a little piece of indulgence at your own home with results that are sure to leave a lasting impression. My Raw Cacao Body Scrub incorporates raw cacao as its primary ingredient, which not only has great benefits for your skin but makes you smell like delicious chocolate. Let me tell you a little more about the benefits of raw cacao:
- High in antioxidants and vitamins like magnesium and vitamin C.
- Consists of healthy omega 6 fatty acids and raw enzymes that can rejuvenate the appearance of your skin
- Increases blood flow to the skin which can improve your skin's hydration, complexion and reduce the likelihood of developing stretch marks
- Relieves dry skin
So if you want to keep chocolate in your life and have it benefit your wellbeing then pick up my Raw Cacao Body Scrub and it’s a date.