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A Brief History of Cocoa

Last updated 5 years ago

While typically considered a delectable treat, cocoa is also an important ingredient in many beauty rituals. With important antioxidants and vitamins that help with skin care routines, cocoa is one of the essential products found at your local spa sanctuary. Keep reading to learn more about how history has become what it is today:

Secret of the New World
Cocoa has been an important cultural element since the time of the Mayans. They used the crop to make a drink that was consumed during engagement ceremonies and marriages. The connection between chocolate and love dates back to its earliest uses. Even after the Spanish discovered cocoa, they did not share it with other European cultures for almost a century.

Widespread Appeal
Once other countries and cultures discovered the amazing taste of chocolate, the Spanish lost their exclusive grip on coca. The French got on the chocolate bandwagon in the middle of the 1600s. By the 1700s, a Frenchman ventured to London with a chocolate shop. This idea quickly caught on and “chocolate houses” were soon common sightings in England.

Many Uses
One of the greatest things about cocoa in today’s world is its versatile appeal. Exclusive day spas use it as part of their treatments as regularly as the Germans use it to make chocolate cake. Every culture has its own take on cocoa, all of which create different sets of delicious or soothing results. The next time you go on an international vacation, see if you can spot a unique new use for cocoa.

Make an appointment at Spa Réveil today to see how cocoa can fit into your regular beauty routine and improve the look and feel of your skin. Our customized spa treatments and massages offer a way to escape from the world and sink into luxury. Visit our website or call (512) 961-4714 to learn more about our spa sanctuary and what we can do for you.



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