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Celebrating Chocolate

It’s national Chocolate Week in October, so we thought we’d bring you some of the best non-edible chocolate treats we could find.  Chocolate has inspired many a beauty product and if you can get your fix without the fat and calories, even better…

Smells heavenly
If you want to smell sweet as chocolate, try Love Potion Eau de Parfum from Oriflame. It’s an oriental vanilla fruity fragrance, with refreshing tangerine, ginger and the cocoa flower. Sounds good? You can buy it for £20.95 from

Get a guilt-free chocolate fix with JASON Softening Cocoa Butter Hand and Body Lotion, RRP £6.99 and Nourishing Cocoa Butter Crème, RRP £6.49.

Looking tasty

Chocolate Soleil

Chocolate Soleil

Shades of tea and chocolate feature heavily in this season’s makeup trends, so get in on the action with Too Faced Chocolate Soleil – Matte Bronzing Powder with Real Cocoa 10g – £23.50. The bronzer has a sheer, matte finish to leave your skin looking and feeling balanced and perfected.

Palmer’s Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Lip Butter will have you licking your lips! It contains Palmer’s trademark 100% pure cocoa butter and vitamin E for ultra moisturisation, with a bit of gloss. RRP £2.55

Cover me in Chocolate
It sounds too good to be true…but chocolate can actually be good for you – in the form of a Chocolate Therapy treatment at The Grange Spa in Lincolnshire. The one hour treatment starts with a chocolatey body exfoliation, followed by a self-heating Chocolate body wrap. Price: £50.00 per person at  

The Malvern Spa Chocolate Back Therapy is a scrumptious back treatment with Dead Sea Salts, Essential Oils and warm 100% Pure Cocoa Butter and leaves your skin feeling deliciously hydrated, and smelling utterly gorgeous. £40 for a 40-minute treatment.

What about a Chocolate Retreat?  Moddershall Oaks, a country spa in Staffordshire offers Chocolate Spa Days and Breaks. The Chocolate Spa Break Package includes an overnight stay in a 5-star suite with wine, dinner and continental breakfast, use of the spa facilities and a 25 minute Chocolate Treatment. Prices start from £280 per night based on two people


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