Everyone loves eating chocolates. I mean who doesn’t? The sweet joy of taking a bite into one of your favorite chocolates is just awesome. But what if you could dip yourself in a chocolate pool. Would that be something you would consider doing? If you love chocolate, this is a dream come true. Above all that, a chocolate bath has many health benefits.
Chocolate baths aren’t new. They are a luxury taken by people around the globe. There are many spas where you can go and take a chocolate bath. They will melt chocolate, and apply it to your skin so that you can enjoy the benefits from it. We have found three great recipes so you can enjoy the benefits of a relaxing hot chocolate bath for a fraction of what a spa bath costs. This is a dream come true for chocolate lovers!
7 Benefits of a chocolate bath:
Prevents Skin Damage
There are many antioxidants in chocolate such as polyphenols, flavanols, catechins, etc. Antioxidants can be great for skin. Antioxidants from chocolate can help prevent skin from damage and make your skin soft. It also cures tanned skin and makes it glow. Who wouldn’t love their skin to be stress-free?
This can be a bit surprising to most of the people, but chocolate contains agents which detoxify the skin. Taking a hot chocolate bath can clarify your skin and remove dead skin cells. This will allow for new skin cells to form. The cacao in chocolate will boost your energy and make you more energetic. Detoxing your skin with chocolate can also result in strengthening your immune system.
Speaking of stress, a chocolate bath can reduce stress. Chocolate contains properties that help you reduce stress by reducing stress hormones. So not only the chocolate bath will improve your skin, but it will also lighten up your stress levels. So prepare a chocolate bath this weekend.
Improved blood circulation
During a chocolate bath, your skin will absorb the cacao. The absorbed chocolate speeds up circulation and can help you in many ways. Improved blood circulation will mean that there will be more cell growth in your body. As a result, the organs will function more efficiently. Improved blood circulation will increase the blood flow in your brain, and can also lead to improved eyesight! Better blood circulation can also help with symptoms of diabetes.
As you have already learned that some chocolate properties are absorbed by the skin during the chocolate bath, some of them get diffused in your blood stream. As chocolate has flavonoids, an antioxidant property, it helps to reduce bad cholesterol. Not only that flavonoids can also balance sugar levels in your body.
Lowering your cholesterol levels mean you will be more energized and reduce the risk of heart-related disease. It also protects the brain against stroke. Additionally, flavonoids tend to cure amenia. Flavonoids are an all-around good curing agent found especially in dark chocolates.
Dark chocolates are rich in anti-inflammatory properties. These properties can help the skin in many different ways. A dark chocolate bath can reduce scalp infections. Who would want these disturbing skin diseases? So go ahead and take a dark chocolate bath today in order to get rid of them. A dark chocolate bath can also help the skin in other ways. The anti-oxidants available in dark chocolate can protect skin against many variables. And one of them is against UV rays. UV rays can be dangerous for skin and also may cause cancer. So you can go outside in the sun and feel fresh about it after a chocolate bath.
Here are a few recipes we collected to try at home!
Chocolate Bath Salt Recipe
Makes 3 cups. Use 1/3 to 1/2 cup in each bath.
- 2 cups Epsom salt
- 1 cup sea salt, rock salt or coarse salt
- 1/4 teaspoon glycerin
- chocolate fragrance oil
- Combine salts in large airtight container with lid and shake.
- Add glycerin and 4-5 drops of oil and shake.
- Store in container.
Chocolate Bath Recipe (For one bath)
- 1/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/8 cup powdered milk
- 1/4 cup Epsom salt
- 1 Tablespoon baking soda
- 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 drops lavender oil (optional)
Mix ingredients in a bowl and add to bath while running water.
The milk bath is a classic spa basic. The lactic acid in milk softens and soothes the skin. Chocolate milk combined with the power of honey will refresh your skin.
- 2 cups chocolate milk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons mild liquid soap1. Stir together all ingredients.
2. Pour under the running water as you fill your tub.
3. Bathe and relax for 15 to 20 minutes.
Overall, a dark chocolate bath can be great for your health. Your skin may become more soft, glowing, and achieve the flawless skin you’ve wanted by dipping yourself in the favorite delicacy worldwide. Relax and unwind and pamper yourself! Go the extra mile and sip a cup of hot chocolate while bathing. It may very well become your new night-time regime before going to bed. It is especially relaxing in the evening before going to bed. Soak it in and Enjoy!
Also published on Medium.