It is time again for Secret Recipe Club reveal day! Woo-hoo! What is the Secret Recipe Club? It’s a lot like Secret Santa, but with recipes. Each month you are assigned a blog. After selecting a recipe from that bloggers repertoire, you make and post it on reveal day. It is a great way to find fun recipes and blogs. I like how it gets me to actually sit down and go through another person’s blog. Blogs are a lot of work and take time to put together. Instead of skimming through just the new stuff (as is usually easier when we see a new blog) it is fun to really sit down and go through what else the blog has to offer. Fun stuff!
My assignment this month was Ellie’s blog, The Bitchin’ Kitchin’. Have you seen her blog? No? Well, go on over… I’ll wait…
See? Beautiful! Love her pics and the recipes are WAAAAAAAY to fun to try to pick just one. We’re talking Chicken Enchilada Cups, Sriracha Hummus, Chai-Spiced Scones, Brownie Batter Pancakes, Carrot Ginger Soup, Prosciutto Wrapped Apples, Kale Frittata, Baked Sweet Potato Chips and Pumpkin Pecan Cranberry Muffins, and that is just the tip of the deliciousness you will find on Ellie’s blog. Swoon!
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, however, and having to lovely daughters who have a deep passion for all things chocolate, I thought homemade Chocolate Coconut Sugar Scrub was the perfect recipe to try. We like to try different homemade lotions, scrubs and masks made from natural ingredients. A scrub made with things I already have at home, has natural ingredients in it AND smells like chocolate? Yes, please! So, girls, try to look surprised on Valentine’s Day. M’kay?
- 1 cup loosely packed brown sugar (I used dark)
- ½ cup coconut oil (in solid form, yet still soft)
- ⅓ cup almond oil
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- a few drops coconut extract or essential oil
- a few drops vanilla extract
- a few drops almond extract
- Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix until smooth. Place into an air tight container, such as a canning jar. Seal.
- To use: Once or twice a week, being careful not to slip, rub scrub all over skin in shower, especially rough areas. Wash scrub off afterwards. Avoid face, however a small amount can be used on dry lips to moisturize and exfoliate. Can be stored at room temperature .