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Sunday, March 30, 2014

sexy body honey and choc dipped strawberries


This is a very simple recipe for date night. Occasionally, a change is needed. Occasionally, veering away from the usual pattern of weekly date night infuses the comfort of routine with interest and excitement. Sexy Body Honey is really easy to make. This is a recipe from Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles. I've mentioned the book before. It's worth owning.

You need 1 tsp raw coconut oil. You need 1/2 tsp raw honey. You can add an optional essential oil, no more than 2 drops (and I find that one drop is plenty sufficient) of cinnamon bark or cinnamon cassia, or peppermint. No wintergreen or spearmint as they are too strong. The cinnamon produces a warming effect, peppermint is cooling. Both taste lovely. I mix it all up together in a shot glass. There you go! Ready right away.

Use your Sexy Body Honey as a slightly sticky, sweet kissing balm slash lubricant. A little goes a long way so this seemingly tiny batch will likely last longer than you first anticipate.

Although not latex safe, Body Honey is (mostly) safe when ingested. Yes, I have said that essential oils are not for consumption. I stand by that. 2 drops of essential oil is roughly equal to 150 cups of herbal tea, so I don't recommend sticking the whole thing in your mouth! But it is unlikely you will consume that much of body honey all at once. As to honey used on private parts, ladies in particular, put your mind at ease. This is why the recipe specifies raw honey. Processed honey just isn't as good, for reasons I will have to tell you in another post. Raw honey is highly antibacterial, and gentle on sensitive skin. This Body Honey is also not so sticky that it will cause any discomfort in that regard. But always check a new product on a different area of the body first, just to be sure against any unfavorable reactions. The inner elbow or wrist is usually a reliable place to test -- rub a little on and give it 30 minutes or so. If there is no reaction, it is usually a safe bet that the rest of your body will be fine, too.


Add chocolate covered strawberries to the evening and you are well away! These are classics for a reason -- they are good. You need about an hour of chilling time, so if you get these in the fridge before dinner you will be all ready. You need roughly 1 Tb of dark chocolate chips per strawberry. You need the strawberries, of course. Melt down the chocolate in a double boiler, careful not to overheat it or it will crumble, and then dip and swirl the melted chocolate around each berry. Place on a non-stick sheet and pop in the fridge until set, and serve in a gorgeous antique cut glass dish with glasses of sparkling something.


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