Satisfy that sweet tooth minus the calories
Sidle up to the beauty bar, sweeties. We've rounded up a bevy of chocolate-infused beauty treats to guiltlessly satisfy your cravings.
So, throw that calorie-laden chocolate away; a slew of cocoa-based bath & body products have hit the market. These guiltless treats serve up the typical benefits of chocolate's feel-good endorphins minus the battle of the bulge.
Let's take a nibble...
Health by Chocolate
New Jersey based Ecco Bella offers a line of eco-friendly bath and body products crafted from certified organic oils, pure essential oils, and natural minerals. Calling upon the oft-reported benefits of dark chocolate, Ecco Bella's Organic Dark Chocolate Mask treats all skin types to a rich cocktail of organic aloe vera, cocoa powder, safflower oil, chamomile and marshmallow ($22.95 for 4 oz. at Drugstore.com).
Chocolate Milk Bath
You're no longer five year's old, but you never lost your taste for Yoo-hoo Thanks to Fresh Body Market, you can have your Chocolate Milk and keep your figure to. The company's Chocolate Milk Bath is a rich, utterly-fat free bubble bath made with organic cocoa. Draw a bath, add a cup of Fresh Body Market's Chocolate Milk and drink in relaxation. $18 at freshbodymarket.com.
Jaqua invites consumers to "spoil yourself, not your diet" with their ultra-rich Mint Chocolate collection. Inspired by good old fashioned mint ice cream, this yummy bath line of lotions, hand crèmes, shower gels, and more, satisfies even the most minimal budget with products priced at $8 to $28. My favorite, the Mint Chocolate Body Butter, combines jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, vitamin E, and peppermint extract in a sweet-smelling, body smoothing formula. $22 for a 6 oz. jar at Jaquabeauty.com or at select Nordstrom stores locally.
No cloying chocolate here, the sultry Chocolovers fragrance from Aqualina calls upon orange essential oils, plus a hint of hazelnut and vanilla to dish up a sensual, spicy scent that delights. Plus, rumor has it, you'll enjoy all of the benefits of a traditional chocolate high-- think emotional elation-- minus the morning-after guilt. Now that's sexy! $35 for a 1.7 oz. Eau De Toilette spray at Sephora.