Fragrant Cocoa Rose Elixir for Health and Rejuvenation This Winter

We are in the thick of winter, and what better way to pamper yourself than with a decadent elixir that tantalizes your taste buds and nourishes your body and soul? Allow yourself the luxurious experience of sipping on a fragrant cocoa rose elixir, a potion you can create with care to bring health and rejuvenation to your festive celebrations.

Health Benefits of Cocoa Rose Elixirs

Cocoa, derived from the cacao bean, is more than just a tasty treat. It’s packed with antioxidants and possesses the power to combat oxidative stress and promote heart health. Cocoa provides warmth, boosts energy levels and combats fatigue, making it the perfect drink for colder days. 

This holiday season, give yourself the gift of theobromine, a natural compound found in cocoa that provides a gentle energy lift without the jitters. Here are some other notable health benefits of this rich bean:

  • Brain function: Flavanols in cocoa may have cognitive benefits, improving blood flow to the brain and potentially enhancing cognitive function.
  • Nutrient-rich: Cocoa is a good source of essential minerals, including magnesium, iron and potassium, providing harmony within the body.
  • Digestive support: Cocoa is a spleen tonic that supports digestive function. A well-functioning spleen is crucial for good digestion, appetite and bowel movements. A proper functioning spleen translates to higher energy levels, or Qi.
  • Mood booster: Cocoa contains theobromine, which acts as a mild stimulant. Sip by sip, cocoa unfolds a sensorial experience, elevating mood and spirit. If you use a mixture of cocoa powder and dark chocolate in your elixir, choose a dark chocolate with at least 85% cocoa for maximum benefits.
  • Anti-inflammatory properties: The antioxidants in cocoa may help clear excess heat from the body, reducing inflammation and supporting overall immune function.

Complementing the robust notes of cocoa is the delicate essence of rose. Ancient civilizations in Egypt and Persia have used rose tea for thousands of years for its healing properties and culinary significance. More than just a flower, there’s a plethora of health benefits of rose tea:

  • Rich in vitamins: Roses bring a bouquet of vitamins, including A, C and E, adding a nourishing touch to your elixir and supporting your overall Qi.
  • Antioxidant power: Immerse yourself in the antioxidant magic of rose, offering protection against free radicals and supporting your body’s resilience to stress.
  • Mood enhancing: Many believe the smell of roses has mood-enhancing properties, potentially reducing stress and promoting relaxation.
  • Skin health: Rose petals contribute to healthier skin by soothing irritation and giving you a glowing complexion.
  • Digestive health: Some cultures use roses to support digestive health, with potential benefits such as relieving bloating and indigestion.

Using Shangri-La Rose, handpicked 10,000 feet above sea level, rather than traditional rose petals, provides added benefits. It’s naturally caffeine-free, has zero calories and is organically grown, making it the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. The symphony of flavors transcends the ordinary, creating a drink of beauty, health and rejuvenation. 

How to Prepare Fragrant Cocoa Rose Elixir

Fragrant cocoa rose elixirs tantalize your taste buds and nurture your well-being. Picture this — a potion carefully crafted to connect you with the healing power of nature, allowing you to embark on a journey of revitalization and renewal. Creating a delicious cocoa rose elixir is fairly straightforward.

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Here’s how to make approximately four servings:


  • 1 cup of high-quality cocoa powder or ½ cup of high-quality cocoa powder and ½ cup of crushed dark chocolate
  • 4 cups of your favorite milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • ⅓ cup of organic honey or maple syrup for added sweetness
  • A handful of Single Origin Rosebud
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • Additional spices like cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves (optional)


  1. In a saucepan, gently heat the milk over medium heat. Be careful not to boil it. You want it to be warm, not scalding.
  2. Whisk in the cocoa powder, ensuring it dissolves completely and the mixture becomes smooth and velvety.
  3. Add the honey or maple syrup, adjusting it to your preferred level of sweetness.
  4. Stir in the vanilla extract and a pinch of sea salt to enhance the flavors.
  5. As the drink warms, sprinkle in the fresh rose petals. Allow their fragrance to infuse the elixir with a subtle floral note.
  6. Once everything is well combined, remove the saucepan from the heat.
  7. Strain the drink or manually remove the rose petals.
  8. Serve warm with a dusting of cocoa powder or cinnamon.

Find a cozy spot, perhaps by the fireplace or in the tub surrounded by flickering candles. This warming cocoa rose elixir will bring you comfort and joy. 

Why Cocoa Rose Elixir Is Worth Trying

Sensory delight: Experience a range of flavors as rich cocoa and delicate rose intertwine, creating a velvety drink that tantalizes your taste buds and elevates your senses.

Holistic health: This elixir supports heart health and skin hydration, making it a treat for the body and soul.

Indulgent self-care: Beyond a simple beverage, this drink is a celebration of self-care, urging you to take a moment for yourself and indulge in the luxurious blend of cocoa and rose. It’s the perfect way to unwind during the busy and overwhelming festive season.

Mood-enhancing magic: The theobromine in cocoa offers a gentle energy lift and mood enhancement, making each sip of this elixir a delightful journey for your well-being.

Indulging in the delightful experience of this fragrant cocoa rose elixir is an invitation to a sensory journey far from the ordinary. The tasty combination of rich cocoa and subtle rose creates a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. This drink is a holistic approach to self-care, offering momentary pleasure and a potion that supports your physical and mental well-being. 

Why not treat yourself to this soothing and aromatic elixir? Curling up with a good book or a comforting movie while sipping on your warming cocoa rose drink is the ideal way to relax this festive season.

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