Familiar exotic - cocoa and almonds
 Cocoa butter is perfectly softens and moisturizes the skin, in addition, enhances the action of other ingredients. Sweet almond oil regenerates cells and normalizes the acid-alkaline balance of the skin.


In cosmetology widely used as cocoa butter, as the active ingredients contained in it, to moisturize and soften the skin, making it softer, supple and smooth, maintained turgor and restore its lipid balance. Oil is used to prevent the formation of scars after cuts or other injuries of the skin; It contributes to the disappearance of small cosmetic defects (small scars, the effects of acne, boils, and so on. d.). Helps to eliminate stretch marks on his chest, abdomen and thighs after pregnancy and weight loss, and the use of cosmetic products during pregnancy helps prevent the appearance of stretch marks. Oil is easily absorbed without leaving a greasy film on the skin.

Chemical composition

Cacao beans contain vitamins B1, B2, PP, provitamin A, trace elements magnesium, potassium, sodium, iron, calcium; theobromine, vegetable proteins fitosteariny mono- and poliskharidy. In addition, it contains cocoa polyphenols that protect cells against aggressive free radicals.

Methods of application

For hair:   pour 2 tablespoons rosemary 1 cup boiling water and infuse for 40 minutes, then drain and mix with 3 tablespoons of melted cocoa butter. All thoroughly mixed, and 2 hours before washing to the hair, wrap head with plastic wrap and wrap a towel on top. Rinse hair thoroughly with shampoo.

Cream-balm for chapped and calloused skin:   in a water bath to melt 1 tablespoon cocoa butter, add 1 tablespoon of baby oil, ½ teaspoon of sea buckthorn oil and rosehip and 2-3 drops of vitamins A and E in the oil. Mix well.

For the growth of eyelashes and eyebrows:   Apply a mixture of 1 teaspoon of cocoa butter and 1 teaspoon of rum to his eyebrows and rub massage movements. On the lashes inflict pure melted cocoa butter.

For massage:   cocoa butter is used as a massage oil while stretching. This was mixed with oils such as olive oil and jojoba oil. Before use, you must place it on a few minutes in hot water until the oil will be quite liquid.

Dark circles around the eyes:   moisten with melted butter 2 cotton pads and keep for 30-40 minutes, putting the lower eyelids. The remains of the oil, remove the cloth, wipe the skin with ice.


Sweet almond oil - one of the best cosmetics, time-tested - in medicine, it has been known for over 8,000 years. Sweet almond oil regulates the protein balance of the skin, making it more smooth and elastic. It also restores the water-lipid balance, regenerates, soothes irritation. The oil has a rejuvenating effect by stimulating the recovery and renewal of the epidermal cells, effectively nourishes, softens and moisturizes the skin, accelerating the healing process of small cracks and cuts, protects it from environmental hazards.

Chemical composition

The oil of sweet almonds - high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids: oleic - 64, 6% linoleic - 26, 3%, palmitic - 6, 6%. Also contains glucosides, minerals, vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, E and F), protein substances, enzymes emulsin. It is rich in vitamin D.

Methods of application

Enrichment of cosmetics:   sweet almond oil (5-7 ml) can be added to creams, shampoos, lotions, gels.

Nail:   a mixture of almond and lemon essential oil (a few drops) is applied to the nail and periungual skin. It reduces brittleness and restores good appearance and strength of nails.

For hair:   for oily hair before washing the head rub a few drops of oil, from the roots to the ends of the hair. For dry hair sweet almond oil rubbed after shampooing to wet hair in the same way.

For sagging and dry skin:   to 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil add 1 drop of essential oils of rosewood and sandalwood.

For Bath:   add 1 tablespoon of almond oil in a water bath, after dissolving salt.
Author: Inna Sedykh