Abigail O’neill is the creative and Author behind the book Model Chocolate, an amazing fashion recipe book rich in the textures of chocolate! I got to spend a beautiful afternoon with Abi indulging in all things beauty, chocolate, and self care! She has created the most luxurious spa setting at her home in Byron Bay, Australia where she is soon to offer amazing workshops and retreats! Abi is one of those woman who takes health and beauty into her own hands and weaves in the elements of nature to create a thriving and blissful ageing experience! Taking care of your body from the inside out was definitely something I was inspired by and driven to head to my own kitchen to whip up some amazing recipes that she offers!
The importance of honouring and nourishing our bodies is the ultimate self care gift we can give to ourselves, as well as indulging in the finest raw chocolate treats! Abi shared with me some beautiful, simple, and wholesome recipes that we can take into our own lives and begin to love up our bodies. One of them was her famous Cacao-Mint Body Scrub that leaves your whole body glowing and alive! Scrubs are my go-to’s now for everything, especially when my body is craving some attention! With a hint of cool mint and warming cayenne, your lymph and pores awaken and you are regenerating and nourishing your skin cells! After all, our skin is the largest organ of the body and is literally breathing and absorbing everything, so the way we care and feed our skin sets us up for vibrant health!
I invite you to get creative and head to your local health food store or even buy online! One of my favourite sources in the states is Mountains Rose Herbal and if you can find a bulk store that is definitely my first choice! Here at Heritage you can find some delicious oils and a whole line of natural skincare products to add to your routine! Have fun with taking care of your body and notice how your skin feels after scrubbing! It is best used up to 3 times a week with hot and cold plunges to get your lymph moving and your pores to soak in all the heavenly nutrients! Not to mention the amazing benefits it has on healing cellulite and gently soothing any scarred tissue!
Abi’s Amazing Cacao-Mint BODY SCRUB:
2 cups plain sea salt
2 cups Epsom salts
1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon cold pressed olive oil
A couple of drops of any essential oils of your choice! Abi’s favourites in this batch were simply peppermint, lavender. Made it so choc-mint! Mmm.