Sweet Treats for the Chocolate Lover

It's the time of year where sugary concoctions tempt us to the point of losing our self-control! But if you love chocolate, you are in for a sweet treat. Have you ever dreamed of basking guilt-free in chocolate without worrying about weight gain? If so, light a chocolate-scented candle and grab a mug of cocoa and indulge yourself in the decadent delights below.

Chocolate Face Mask
This self-indulgent facemask is an excellent moisturizer for normal skin.  Mix together one-third cup cocoa powder, one-quarter cup honey, three tablespoons heavy cream, three tablespoons oatmeal, and two teaspoons cottage cheese. Gently smooth onto your face, avoiding the eye area. Relax for 15 minutes, then thoroughly rinse with warm water.

Chocolaty Bubble Bath
Inspired by Hershey, this hot chocolaty bath gratifies when eating chocolate alone just isn’t enough. Mix one-eighth cup unsweetened cocoa powder and one –third cup nonfat instant dry milk together and sprinkle into bath while water is still running. Add one-half cup unscented bubble bath and stir with hand. Climb in, relax and savor!

Hot Chocolate Pedicure
Pamper your tootsies with a sweet indulgent chocolaty footbath. Mix together three tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder and three tablespoons nonfat instant dry milk, then set aside. Next, mix together three tablespoons sugar, one teaspoon cinnamon, one teaspoon nutmeg, and two tablespoons peppermint oil to create an exfoliating paste. Fill pedicure tub with hot (but not too hot!) water and add cocoa mixture. Soak your feet for ten minutes, then exfoliate with the sugar mixture. Rinse thoroughly, then smooth on cocoa butter.

Adapted from 101 MakeOver Minutes by Tammy Bennett (Harvest House Publishers). Copyright (c) 2007 by Tammy Bennett. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Tammy Bennett has worked in the fashion, cosmetic, and television industries. As founder of MakeOver Ministries, she speaks and consults worldwide, motivating women of all ages to mirror God's love in their life, body, and soul. Her books include Looking Good from the Inside Out and Guys, Dating and Sex.