Here are some of our favorite simple things to do or make to keep you healthy and happy when you’re spending more time at home.
DIY Whipped Coconut Body Butter
Treat yourself or your partner to a massage with this scrumptious body butter!
1 Cup unrefined coconut oil
1 teaspoon vitamin E oil (optional)
A few drops of your favorite essential oil
1. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl. (You doÂ notÂ have to melt the coconut oil first.)
2. Mix on high speed with a wire whisk for 6-7 minutes or until whipped into a light, airy consistency.
3. Spoon the whipped coconut oil body butter into a glass jar and cover tightly. Store at room temperature, or in the refrigerator if your house is so warm it melts the oil.
Note:Â Your whipped coconut oil should stay relatively soft, even at colder temperatures. It can also form into little froth of tiny coconut oil pearls that will melt right into your skin.
Curl Up With This Cozy Organic Hot Chocolate Recipe
To top off a lovely dinner, this organic dark sipping chocolate is not only a delicious and festive dessert, but the coconut milk, organic cacao, honey and spice makes for a heart healthy dessert that you, your significant other or friends are sure to enjoy!
6-ounces 70% cocoa fine quality (sweetened) chocolate, broken into small pieces
4-ounces of coconut milk
Dash of Pumpkin Pie spice
Aseda Honey or Agave
Heat the liquid in a double boiler.Â Remember that coconut milk will blunt the sharp, distinctive flavors of the chocolate, and also remember that 70% cocoa is very rich without the addition of coconut milk.
Stir in the chocolate until melted and smooth.Â If the beverage seems too thin, stir more chocolate, a little at a time, until it reaches the desired consistency. Conversely, if itâ€™s too thick, thin with a small amount of water or coconut milk.
Serve in small sized cups.
Â Makes 4-ounces â€“ serves 3-5 people (depending on how much you want to share)