Read our Top 3 Chocolate Truths
Want to feel Amorous? Try Chocolate!
Love is in the air and chocolate is being enjoyed! Why the infatuation with chocolate on Valentine’s Day? Let’s take a look at the history of chocolate.
The history of chocolate is quite interesting and started over 2,000 years ago with the Aztec and Mayan people. The ‘wealthier’ people would drink water infused with cacao beans to create frothy chocolate drinks. (The first mocha)! They believed chocolate was an aphrodisiac, thus increasing the popularity of chocolate’s association with love and romance! Chocolate grew worldwide thanks to Christopher Columbus, who brought chocolate back to the Queen of Spain. At one point, chocolate was believed to be so potent in love that nuns were forbidden to eat it, and doctors used it to treat ‘broken hearts.’
At Daisy Blue, we use the same cocoa butter from the cocao tree in our products that is used for chocolate! You may be able to pick up the sweet scent of chocolate from time to time in the products containing cocoa butter!
Here are our top 3 ‘CHOCOLATE TRUTHS.’
- Chocolate is good for the heart! Not just the ‘broken’ heart, but it is seriously good for you! Chocolate is loaded with the antioxidant polyphenol, which inhibits bad cholesterol, thus keeping the heart arteries clean! (Polyphenols are also in green tea and red wine).
- Chocolate has mood-enhancing phytochemicals! Ever had a piece of good chocolate, and you found yourself smiling? Yep, it’s the chocolate! The Aztec and Mayans may have been onto something when they used chocolate as an aphrodisiac!
- Chocolate must be dark to be beneficial. Yes, we know that the Hershey’s bar tastes great, but what makes it taste that way is refined sugar and butterfat added to it. Natural fat (cocoa butter) in dark chocolate is good for you. It is comprised primarily of Stearic acid, which has been shown to act more like olive oil. So how much dark chocolate do you need to consume to reap the benefits? Not very much. An average diet would only need about ½ oz. of dark chocolate per day.
Daisy Blue Love Massage Oil is a 100% natural aphrodisiac, edible, oil, that provides a natural lubrication and stimulates the senses to increase pleasure. #9800, $27.00
What’s an aphrodisiac? An aphrodisiac is defined as a substance that enhances or stimulates passion and sexual arousal. There is no essential oil, herb, food, chemical or other substance that will magically or immediately arouse someone who does not want to become aroused. Individuals that are physically or emotionally exhausted, under stress, lacking proper nutrition, depressed, anxious or physically ill have a significantly more difficult time enjoying intimacy. Substances, including essential oils that are considered aphrodisiacs are substances that can help dissipate the physical, psychological or emotional ailments that may interfere with sexual desire or arousal.
Daisy Blue Love Massage Oil doubles as a body ‘feel good’ oil. The natural chocolate, cinnamon and mint essential oils have been said to help calm anxiety, boost the mood, and warm the body. #9800, $27.00
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