Posted by: Emily
I have recently discovered chocolate. REAL chocolate– not M&Ms or Hershey’s Kisses. I’m talking about dark chocolate- something related to actual Cacao bean. For years, I’ve been reading about dark chocolate’s health benefits: antioxidants, lowered blood pressure, increased serotonin levels, not to mention it’s a known aphrodisiac, but I didn’t try dark chocolate till a few months ago, and now I can’t go back! I recently tasted milk chocolate again and was surprised to find it tasted as fake and wrong as Splenda (which I am proud to say I gave up over 6 months ago!).
So when I was in Seattle, I had to visit the Theo Chocolate Factory, where they make amazing Organic, Fair Trade chocolate. I wanted to tour the factory but I was there around Valentine’s Day, and, needless to say, they’d been booked
for weeks. Oh, well, I’ll have to go again soon!
I didn’t let that stop me from checking out their store. Theo is “Proud to be the only Organic, Fair Trade, Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Factory in the United States” and it is awesome. I love their slogan, “Because Chocolate Grows on Trees.”
In addition to selling their incredible Chocolates, the Theo store also carries this great line of Organic Chocolate Spa Treatments, Sweet Beauty. In addition to the “highest quality ingredients found in nature,” they make their products using Theo
Bonus: Check out Sweet Beauty’s blog for recipes, both for food and homemade spa treatments!
I’ve been using the Inspire Lip Confection ever since and I am hooked! Since I can’t eat chocolate all day, every day, this is a pretty great alternative! The smell is so uplifting– it makes me happy every time I put it on. And it’s a great lip moisturizer– helping me through the cold, dry, New York winter.
I love it so much, we’re giving one away to a lucky blog reader! All you have to do is sign up for Email Subscription on our site (on the right, under “Categories”) and then post in the comments section of this post and tell us your favorite natural or organic beauty product! If you don’t have a favorite yet, that’s okay! Just leave your name and tell us something you’d like to see on the blog! Want to be entered more than once? If you become our friend on Facebook, you get an extra entry, and if you follow us on Twitter, another extra entry! (Just be sure to tell us in the comments if you are following/friending us, so we can keep track of your extra entries!)
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