scrape a dime size into your hand, let it melt and massage into your skin
store in a cool place. If it melts put into the refrigerator and let it harden again
great when rubbed on the shoulders to help relax before bed
is anti-inflammatory, and sedative. It helps with cellulite, stretch marks, circulation, obesity, sadness, grief, insomnia, digestive disorders, tired limbs, stress and helps alleviate water retention.
why skin candy?
After struggling to get pregnant for 7 years I had In Vitro fertilization. I initially had two embryos that took, but I lost one. To recuperate I was told to rest in bed for 12 weeks. Being bedridden led to me jumping from 125 to 150 pounds. It was unexpected and my body reacted. I woke up one morning with purple lines around the top of my hips and the sides of my waist. I was surprised to learn they were the early stages of stretch marks. Knowing I had seven more months of my pregnancy I began to look into ways to prevent more stretch marks from forming and to learn how I could help with the inflammation I was experiencing due to the In Vitro drugs I was taking.
After researching different types of oils and butters I was amazed at the health benefits of cocoa butter, also known as theobroma oil. It is a pale yellow, pure, edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean.
- has a high concentration of antioxidant compounds, including oleic acid, palmitic acid and stearic acid. They help neutralize free radicals throughout the body, particularly the skin.
- has a higher antioxidant concentration that even blueberries and other superfoods
- promotes overall skin health — A, B1, B2, B3, C, E vitamins
- provides a barrier for the skin that protects from outside agents and helps retain needed moisture
- preliminary research indicates that cocoa mass polyphenol helps suppress excessive T-cell activity in the immune system, which could lead to possible treatment for immune system conditions (such as psoriasis)
- cocoa butter is used to make chocolate. Scientists have linked the cocoa mass polyphenol in cocoa to reduced blood pressure and heart disease
I created Skin Candy and began to use it two times a day, on my entire body after I bathed. I put on 80 pounds through the course of my pregnancy, but I did not develop any new stretch marks, and the ones I had faded nicely. I continued to use the butter as a nightly ritual and stayed stretch-mark free through my second pregnancy as well.
In the past 16 years I have discovered many uses for Skin Candy. I love to melt it down and use it as a scalp and hair treatment. It’s great for dry cuticles, and as a lip balm. The possibilities are really endless.
Clients love the silky feeling when I use it to massage their hands and feet. I always suggest using Skin Candy and then covering your feet with socks for an hour — your feet will feel soft and moisturized.