It’s Saturday and I’m sipping on one of my favorite Fall/Winter beverages:
Chokola Ayisyen (that’s Haitian Hot Chocolate for you non Kreyòl speakers).
Let me tell you about this magic in a cup.
There is no hot chocolate on the planet quite like it. It’s organic, natural, and locally made (my manmie and all the manmie’s I know have this drink on the ready in the cooler months).
The Haitian chocolate usually comes in a dense round ball made from cocoa beans. Heat it up with milk, and eventually add the brown sugar, cinnamon, anise star, and vanilla. Sometimes, when I’m feeling extra spicy I add some orange zest or cayenne.
This drink is so special to me that I decided to make it into a soap! That’s right y’all, in the upcoming winter release we will be debuting Chokola Ayisyen in honor of my Haitian roots.
This bar brings on the feel good and the comfort...and we all need that right now!
Saponified oils of Coconut, Olive, Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Haitian Castor. Distilled Water, Sodium Hydroxide, Mica, Cocoa Powder, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance Oil
Haitian Castor Oil (Lwil Maskriti) is high in vitamin E, minerals, proteins, omega 6, and other beneficial fatty acids including ricinoleic acid which plays a key role in drawing moisture to the skin. Haitian Castor Oil can be used to fight acne and maintain healthy skin and hair. I have yet to meet a Haitian that doesn't have a bottle or two of this cultural staple in their home.
Coconut Milk contains high levels of vitamin C, known to help maintain elasticity and flexibility of the skin. It is also rich in copper, which has been said to help to prevent wrinkles and age spots.
NO Palm Oil, NO Parabens, NO Phthalates, NO SLS
CLEO Soaps help to remove impurities, rejuvenate your skin, and add a decorative vibe to your home.