As a natural soap and skincare company, we know that the key to healthy, radiant skin is nourishment from natural ingredients. That's why we're excited to talk about chocolate - a delicious treat that has been enjoyed for centuries and has been found to have numerous benefits for the skin.
Chocolate has a long and fascinating history. The ancient Maya and Aztecs considered chocolate to be a sacred food and used it in their religious ceremonies. It was also highly valued as a currency and was even used as a form of payment for taxes. Chocolate was introduced to Europe in the 16th century and quickly became a luxury item enjoyed by royalty and the wealthy.
But beyond its delicious taste, chocolate is also packed with beneficial properties! Chocolate contains a variety of antioxidants, including flavonoids and polyphenols, which can help protect the skin against damage from free radicals. It also contains vitamins and minerals, such as iron, calcium, and magnesium, that can nourish and revitalize the skin.
Chocolate is made from cocoa beans, which are a rich source of cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is a natural fat that is extracted from the cocoa bean and has been used for centuries in skincare and beauty products. It is an excellent moisturizer for the skin and is high in fatty acids, which help to hydrate and nourish the skin. The fatty acids in cocoa butter form a protective barrier over the skin, which helps to retain moisture and prevent dryness. This makes cocoa butter a great ingredient for those with dry or sensitive skin, as well as for those who are looking to prevent the signs of aging.
In addition to its moisturizing properties, cocoa butter also has anti-inflammatory properties. It contains compounds that help to reduce inflammation in the skin, which can help to soothe and calm irritated or inflamed skin. This makes cocoa butter an ideal ingredient for those with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis.
Cocoa butter is also rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the skin against damage from free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage the skin and contribute to the signs of aging. Antioxidants help to neutralize these molecules and prevent them from causing harm to the skin. This makes cocoa butter a great ingredient for those who are looking to prevent the signs of aging and keep their skin looking healthy and youthful.
Studies have shown that chocolate has several benefits for the skin. It has been found to help improve circulation, which can promote a healthy glow and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Chocolate can also help hydrate the skin and improve its texture, making it feel softer and smoother.
When it comes to soap and skincare products, chocolate is a great ingredient to include. The natural oils and fats found in chocolate can help moisturize and protect the skin, while the antioxidants can help reduce inflammation and fight against the signs of aging. Chocolate can also help to soothe and calm irritated skin, making it a great choice for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin.
At Em’z Blendz Soap Company, we use only the highest quality natural ingredients, including real organic dark chocolate, in our products. Our chocolate soaps: Chocolate Velvet Rose, Chocolate Mint, Oatmeal Stout Beer, and our Chocolate Strawberry Cocoa Butter Cream as well as other bath goodies are formulated to provide all the benefits of chocolate, without any of the guilt. So why not indulge in a little chocolate for your skin? Your skin will thank you!
If you're looking for a super fun weekend, check out The Oregon Chocolate Festival! Chocolate is a natural mood booster. It contains compounds that can help to stimulate the production of endorphins and serotonin, which can help to promote feelings of happiness and well-being, so The Oregon Chocolate Festival always makes everyone happy! We hope to see you there! The 19th Oregon Chocolate Festival is on March 3-5 at the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites in Ashland, Oregon where we will be set up with a booth full of our chocolate skincare goodies. It’s a weekend full of chocolate, happiness and FREE samples galore!