Friday, April 29, 2011

Customize Your Spa Menu with Cocoa Butter!

Cocoa Butter has been used for centuries by pregnant women to help prevent and reduce stretch marks. This is because it is incredibly moisturizing. When the skin is well hydrated, it maintains its elasticity, and stretching the skin is less likely to leave marks. Cocoa Butter also works wonders on minor skin irritations, such as eczema.

At room temperature, Spa Pantry's Cocoa Butter is a soft solid, but scooping just a bit into your hands and rubbing them together melts it immediately, and turns it almost into an oil. But not a greasy oil - just slick enough to effectively moisturize whatever body part is feeling dry at the moment!

Spa Pantry's Cocoa Butter is an excellent base and add-in for all of your customizable spa treatments. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil (or the essential oil of your clients' choice!), and use for a hand massage after a manicure. For some simple treatments, follow the recipes below:

Chocolate Pedicure Scrub
1 1/2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder

Whip ingredients together in a rubber bowl. Place bowl in hot towel cabi to warm until ready to use. Scrub client's feet and legs using gentle circular motions to increase circulation, tone and tighten skin, and release toxins. Remove product using warm towels or rinse in pedicure tub.

Autumn Massage Butter

Whip ingredients together in a medium rubber bowl. Place bowl in hot towel cabi or large bowl filled with warm water, so your massage butter is warm when ready to use. Using your Autumn Massage Butter, complete clients' massage using your favorite massage techniques.

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