Celebrate Valentine’s Day by Indulging in Raw Chocolate….

valentines-day-letteringHappy Valentine’s Day everyone! I hope you are celebrating love even if you don’t have a someone special.  Actually you do.  You have you! And you are the most important person in your life! How about you doing a little self care and lavish yourself in raw chocolate? And guess what?  IT’S GOOD FOR YOU!!!!

Anyone that knows me, knows I am CRAZY about cacao!!! This amazing superfood came into my life about 6 years ago and has been a staple in my diet!  It is packed full of antioxidants, magnesium, iron, helps balance hormones and is known to be an aphrodisiac.

IMG_2499Start by boiling water for your favorite chi tea. Steep your tea for 3-5 minutes.  Then add 1 teaspoon of cacao powder and your favorite sweetener if you like.  I used maple syrup.  I highly recommend avoiding processed sugar and suggest using natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup.

Next mix up a chocolatey face mask and slip into a warm bath with some essential oils or share the mask with someone you love!!!

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RAW CHOCOLATE FACE MASK

Ingredients:IMG_2494

1- 1/2 heaping teaspoons of Cacao
1 tablespoon of oil (such as almond oil, avocado  oil, fractionated coconut oil)
2 drops of Vitamin E oil
2 drops of Lavender oil
2 drops of Frankincense oil

Mix the ingredients in a glass bowl and apply to your face.  If you need some help, ask a buddy!  After 10-15 minutes rinse off the mask with warm water, wash with a gentle cleanser and moisturize with you favorite moisturizer.  I love using plain coconut oil.

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Love must start within.  You are a child of the light.  You are deserving! You are beautiful!  Love yourself and treat yourself kind.

“Love yourself—accept yourself—forgive yourself—and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things.” ~Leo F. Buscaglia

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