Body scrub with Cretan carob syrup, dittany oil and carob seeds, removes the dead cells and restores skin’s radiance.
Our skin is regenerating its cells on a daily basis. As we grow older, the cell renewal process decreases and it’s there fore crucial to exfoliate once or twice a week, to maintain a healthy looking skin. By doing so we help our skin to remove the dead cells and to reimburse the lost radiance.
The Cretan Chocolate Therapy is a treatment, worth of many “carats”, that offers wellbeing and relaxation. The treatment has as main ingredients, the two by-products of the Cretan carobs, which are the fruits and the syrup.The Carob tree belongs to the family of Leguminosae and it grows spontaneously in many places around the Mediterranean and Greece. The largestCarob-woods ofEurope is located in Crete, which is called the: “Carob-woods of the Three Churches”
The carob or else wood-horn (keration) is the fruit of the carob tree. When the fruit is unripe, it looks like a green bean and has a soft shape, whilst when ripened it turns to brown color, has a hard shell and is very sweet. Inside the fruit, there are 5-15 small hard pips which have always a stable weight of between 189-205mgr. Therefore the pips were used during the ancient times as a unit of weight measurement for gemstones and gold. From this fact the word “carat” derives from and from the Greek word keration, which has now changed into the word we know today, expressing the weight of gold.
The carob grains remove the dead cells and invigorates the skin elasticity. The carob syrup has been added to offer hydration and to give a velvet feel to the skin.
When carob is being cooked, a thick honey-like liquid is derived, the so called carob-honey, with taste and look very similar to chocolate. This syrup helps keeping the elasticity of the skin and prevent the appearance of stretch marks, so that it keeps looking youthful and firm. It is not a coincidence that the women in the Sultan’s harems were using it before them visiting the royal bed.