Sunday, 27 May 2012

New Recipe - Cocoa Dream Cream

This cream is a great example of how a simply structured formula can create a luxurious and indulgent cream.  I love the way this feels on the skin, being velvety and smooth.  The richness of the dark, organic cocoa butter mixed with the emollient and super-fast absorbent qualities of the meadowfoam oil, form the heart of this lovely cream that sinks in beautifully.

Being simple in formulation leaves plenty of room to put your own stamp on it, by adding different ingredients, but I think it is lovely just as it is.  The other nice thing about this cream is its appearance.  Because it contains unfiltered, organic, virgin cocoa butter (that retains the natural cocoa solids that gives it its dark colouring), it slightly tints the cream and leaves little speckles of cocoa throughout, which is reminiscent of expensive vanilla ice-cream, with specks of vanilla pods.  Click to view recipe at Fresholi....

4 comments:

Topcat said...

Looks delicious... I mean, lovely! ;)

Thank you for sharing xx

Helen said...

Thank you... I guess the choccies are a bit distracting on the pic aren't they *nom* :o)

Bonnie Howard said...

What is EthoxUp to that is listed in the ingredients? I searched for it but it doesn't seem to be available in the US. Can you recommend a substitute?

Thank you. I really would like to make this. It looks so yummy.

Helen said...

Hi Bonnie, the Ethox is a preservative, so you could just replace that with an alternative preservative that you have available or can obtain in the US :) I hope that helps!