Thursday, February 14, 2013

Hello Romance! DYI Valentines Bliss

Sugared Rose Petals
Here at BEAUTIFUL YOU in conjunction with Recherch'e Organics we thought to give you a little Valentines gift of your very own.  How about a Do It Yourself guide of romantic recipes? We list the ingredients and YOU create the experience!!!

Sugared Rose Petals: Beauty captured Sweetly: Present this little lovely to your loved one she will surely swoon~

*Take one organically grown rose (no need to eat the chemicals) place on wax paper
*Spray rose with fine mister 1 part water 1 part
        glycerin (found at nearly all health food
*Lightly dust with the finest confectioners sugar
        you can find
*Allow at least 4 hours to dry
*Present to your favorite sweetheart!

Red Wine ( um... Yes)
 While at the store pick up an extra bottle of Red Wine... One to drink one to use while bathing.

*The Polyphenols in red wine are chalked full of antioxidants (great for the skin, helping it feel more youthful and vibrant).
*The Tartaric Acid in champagne lightens skin discolorations and reduces fine lines).
*Both are great for cleansing pours.

Red Wine or Champagne Honey Bath:
1 cup of red wine or champagne and 1 half cup of honey added to a bath and Enjoy!

Chocolate Body Scrub

So far we have sugared rose petals, sips of red wine, champagne and honey scrub and now...

 1/2 c. raw sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. unsweetened coco powder
1/4 c. sweet almond oil or coconut oil (at room temp.) 

Mix together ingredients, lavish on skin in small circular motions, treat your loved one to this delicious exfoliating experience (and noticed the softness there after).

Last but Not Least~ chocolate covered cherries

Chocolate Covered Cherries:
2 1/2 c. confectioners sugar (same as above needed for rose petals)
1/4 c. butter (soft)
1 TBS milk
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 Lb. Cherries
2 C. semi sweet chocolate

Combine sugar, butter, milk, and almond extract. 
Kneed until smooth.
Shape into 1 in balls
Flatten into 2 in Circles
Wrap 1 circle around each cherry
Lightly roll in hands
 stem up on wax paper and refrigerate for 4 hours. 


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