Everyone who spreads a little of my All Purpose Edible Body Butter on their hands, lips, cuticles, or face is always so excited by it- declaring it good enough to eat. I, of course, remind them that they can. That it actually is good enough to eat, meaning everything contained within it is 100% edible. Then I suggest they get an extra jar to keep in the boudoir. Everyone has a bit of a nervous giggle and then they get a second jar.
At my recent Edible Beauty Care workshop, I decided to impress my guests by whipping up, on the spot, without first testing it, a warm smoothie latte that would, in fact, taste just the same as my Edible Body Butter, and using nearly identical ingredients.
Were my guests ever impressed! But do you know who was most impressed? Me! This sh#t was outta-sight-awesometown! And so easy!
As a refresher, here are the six ingredients in my Edible Body Butter
- Cinnamon Essential Oil
- Vanilla Essential Oil
- Mandarin Essential Oil
- Cocoa Creme
- Cocoa Butter
The key ingredient here is cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is something we all need to slather more of onto our hot bodies and gobble up in amazing chocolates and warm lattes like the one pictured above.Wanna know why it's awesome?
- Said to lessen arthritic pain.
- Mood enhancer. Often used in aromatherapy and massages to induce happiness and relaxation. Bring on both please!
- Rich in the good fats: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated goodness.
- Contains a wide array of antioxidants to fight off free radical scavengers.
- Only trace amounts of caffeine.
Cocoa butter is the fat content of the cocoa bean. It is one of the most stable fats known, a quality that coupled with natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity, grants it a storage life of two to five years. Boyizzle. Trust me though- this stuff never hangs around for that long.
Now, I know you want to cuddle up with some of this love on this chilly November day.
Beauty Butter Latte
1 Tbs Cacao Butter
2 tsp coconut oil
1 Tbs lucuma
1 Tbs hemp seeds
2 drops tangerine essential oil
1 tsp buffered vitamins C (optional)
1 Tbs irish moss
pinch of cinnamon
honey to sweeten
2 cups warm or hot water
- Add all to blender
- Blend until smooth
- Fall in love with the brilliance of this love!