In the world of handmade soap recipes, handmade chocolate soap is regarded as one of the most luxurious. Cocoa, its main ingredient, is such an understated ingredient.
Cocoa powder not only adds that yummy aroma we are all so in love with, it fights the free radicals that damage the skin with its powerful antioxidants. It also adds moisture to the skin thanks to its high concentration of fats. This makes it a perfect ingredient for nourishing skin treatment.
For anyone who thinks that chocolate should be in the food pyramid (like I do :)), here are two other reasons to try and make this soap:
It contains endorphins, neurotransmitters that reduce pain. If your body is tense and sore, this soap will relax it and relieve the pain.
It contains serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is known an anti-depressant. That in itself should be a good enough excuse to indulge yourself with this mood-lifting recipe.
I try to stay away from soap making and soap making recipes in general as some of them seem very elaborate and intimidating.
But, as it is the case with most recipes on this site, this recipe is super simple. Tonya, our reader who sent us a wonderful chocolate lip gloss recipe (a very, very simple one to make), has sent us another recipe.
This time, it is a handmade chocolate soap recipe.
12 oz of grated soap
5 oz of water
1/4 cup of instant cocoa powder
1/8 oz of essential chocolate fragrance oil.
Over medium heat, combine grated soap and water until soap has melted.
Add cocoa powder and essential oil fragrance oil and stir until the mix is well blended.
Pour it into molds of your choice and let it harden.
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