Sugar and spice and all things nice. Cover yourself in rich fairly traded cocoa butter and scrubby sugar to feel better on the inside and out.
Written in February 2015
You should cocoa
Rich, creamy cocoa butter isn’t simply heaven for your mouth – your body adores it too. Using completely traceable and fairly traded cocoa butter sourced from the farmers themselves gives you a high quality, sustainably sourced ingredient, full of buttery goodness for the skin. Why does it feel so good? Unlike most fats, cocoa butter has a solid consistency, but melts at body temperature, giving that rich creamy slip we love to feel on the skin. It also smells utterly divine – rich, sweet and creamy, making it perfect for a bit of body indulgence. Whenever cravings strike, be prepared.
If you hanker for something sweet in the evenings, Rose Jam bubbleroon might just satisfy your sweet tooth. Crumble one half of this creamy bubblebath under the tap for the sweetest chocolatey bubbles, also made with rose absolute and lemon oil for a deliciously rewarding experience.
Sometimes you need to put in a little work for the sweetest reward. Our Soft Coeur massage bar is packed with rich butters, honey and cocoa powder to make your body feel divine. Glide it all over the body, and simply melt.
The best things can come in small packages. Butterball bath bomb will infuse your bathtub with Fair Trade Colombian cocoa butter as you lie back and luxuriate. Soothing, smoothing and sensual to boot.
If, instead, you feel like smothering yourself in chocolate and emerging radiant, smear Cupcake face mask all over your skin. This blend of Fair Trade, organic cocoa butter, cleansing rhassoul mud and Fair Trade vanilla absolute smells like cake mix and will leave your skin gleaming. Win!
Get some sugar
Nothing seems to hit the spot quite like sugar when you’re feeling under the weather, and the granules are great at perking up tired skin too. Coarse sugar, which is harvested and processed in the UK, helps to stimulate and soften dry areas, toning the body and stimulating the skin.
Using such an effective and tasty ingredient in edible lip scrubs makes perfect sense. The sugar granules buff your lips, leaving them soft and smooth, and can then be removed by a sweep of the tongue! If you want your lips to taste like sweet cinema dates choose Chocolate which blends sugar, tangerine oil and jojoba oil together in a chocolately orange scrub. Beautifully pink Bubblegum scrub tastes just like candyfloss, and Mint Julips is a luxuriously softening blend of caster sugar, vanilla extract and peppermint oil to plump your lips to perfection.
When you’ve paid your lips some attention, ensure your body feels delicious too by using Rough with the Smooth body scrub. This granulated sugar scrub is great for using on hard skin or can be combined with a shower gel for a softer feel. The combination of fresh patchouli oil, black pepper oil and murumuru butter leaves your skin feeling refreshed and ever so soft.
Adopting sugar’s powerful cleansing qualities for the face is a great idea too. The black sugar, rhassoul mud and organic avocado oil in Dark Angels facial cleanser creates a deeply clarifying exfoliator for a matte complexion. Who knew that sugar could be so good for you?