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Body & Soul: Chocolate Walnut Body Polish

Seven do-it-yourself treatments to make you say, "Mmm."
By Janice Cox
December/January 2009
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Makes 8 ounces 

Exfoliate weekly with a body scrub for healthy, glowing skin. This rich recipe, full of natural nut oils, will gently scrub and soften the skin all over your body. In a pretty jar with a big bow, it also makes a wonderful gift. You can find walnut oil at the grocery store in the cooking oil section. You also might want to experiment with other natural nut oils, such as almond and macadamia.

• ½ cup raw sugar
• ¼ cup walnut oil
• 1 tablespoon finely chopped walnuts
• 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1. Stir together all ingredients until well mixed. 

2. Standing in the shower or tub, massage into damp skin, rinse well and pat dry.

Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home, Natural Beauty for All Seasons and Natural Beauty from the Garden, all published by Henry Holt and Company (New York). For more recipes and ideas, visit her at www.HerbCompanion.com/Contributors .

For more cocoa-based recipes from Body & Soul: Chocolate Spa Treatments, click here.








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