DIY Homemade Chocolate Facial | I’m Lovin’ It


If you thought eating a bar of chocolate can satisfy your mood swings, then wait until you see what it can do to your skin with an easy 2-ingredient Chocolate Facial Recipe you can make at home.

Indulgent 2 Ingredient Homemade Chocolate Facial recipe at

Last year when I visited Stowe Mountain Lodge in Vermont I heard that they give chocolate facials in their spa.  I don’t know about you, but the words chocolate facial sure piqued my interest!  The hotel told me they make the chocolate face mask right in the spa with 2 simple ingredients…. Coconut Oil and Dark Cocoa Powder.  I knew when I got home I need to make my own Homemade Chocolate Facial.

The Health Benefits

Dark Cocoa Powder – high level of antioxidants that promote cell repair, helps firm & prevent wrinkles, high vitamin & mineral content, increased hydration, decreased skin roughness, increased defense of UV damage.  Pretty awesome huh?!

Coconut oil is a must-have in almost any natural beauty recipe,  it has so many benefits for your skin. It boasts antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Coconut oil also penetrates deep into your skin, providing long-lasting moisture that doesn’t feel greasy or cause breakouts.  Perfect for maintaining clear skin, and added bonus…… it smells really good too!!

*Not all Coconut Oil is created equal.

Scientific research has revealed that Coconut Oil has health benefits that affect your entire body, inside and out.   I would suggest reading How to Choose A Coconut Oil from and another good article on choosing Coconut Oil at Food Renegade.  You’ll be amazed at how many great coconut oil recipes and uses there are!!

Indulgent 2 Ingredient Homemade Chocolate Facial recipe at

This is one way to indulge in chocolate without gaining a pound!  You might look silly for 20 minutes but just think of the silky smooth skin you will gain!!

I made enough for just one chocolate facial.  But you could easily increase the recipe and keep it in an air-tight jar.   If you use quality oil, you can be expect it to stay fresh at room temp for 3-6 months.. 

DIY Homemade Chocolate Facial

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 facial

DIY Homemade Chocolate Facial

A chocolate facial will not only enhance your complexion but also ensure that your skin is healthy and glowing in the long run.


  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Dark Cocoa Powder


  1. using a small microwave safe bowl, soften coconut oil in microwave for about 5-6 seconds.
  2. Add cocoa powder and stir until well combined. Continue stirring until creamy.
  3. Apply to face with brush or fingers. Let site 15-20 minutes, then wash off with warm wet cloth.


this recipe can easily be increased and stored in an air tight jar at room temperature in the pantry.

If you are going to store it, just remove a tablespoon or two and heat for just a few seconds in the microwave to soften. If you heat it too long and it's too runny, just let it cool until it thickens enough to cream onto your face with out running.

Assuming quality oil is used this face mask can be expected to stay fresh at room temp between 3-6 months.

I’s sharing another Chocolate facemask recipe over at Gourmande in the Kitchen today!!

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog,, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

63 Responses to “DIY Homemade Chocolate Facial | I’m Lovin’ It”

  1. tanya posted on July 25, 2013 at 7:19 pm (#)

    You seem to really be enjoying the chocolate facial! Bet it smells good enough to eat! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Tieghan posted on July 25, 2013 at 7:40 pm (#)

    Thanks for another awesome party, Cheryl!

  3. Karyn - Pint Sized Baker posted on July 25, 2013 at 7:59 pm (#)

    You’re a brave woman to be taking photos like that… Lol! Way to go! I hope you enjoy yourself in Florida!

  4. Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline posted on July 25, 2013 at 8:07 pm (#)

    Thanks for hosting the party. You look pretty even when dipped in chocolate!

    Have a wonderful week.

    Mary Beth

  5. Heather @ French Press posted on July 25, 2013 at 8:08 pm (#)

    I cannot wait to use that chocolate facial; I be my daughter will love it also. Thanks for the great ideas and the party

  6. Lyuba@willcookforsmiles posted on July 25, 2013 at 8:11 pm (#)

    I really need to try that mask, thanks!
    Thank you so much for hosting!

  7. Jenn posted on July 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm (#)

    Thanks so much for hosting! I could definitely use a chocolate facial right about now – and I Love the pic! :)

  8. M.Clark posted on July 25, 2013 at 8:53 pm (#)

    Sound like a great facial, but I think I’d rather eat the chocolate!!

  9. DesignedByBH posted on July 25, 2013 at 10:39 pm (#)

    Thanks for the party each and every week, Cheryl! Have a great weekend! Oh…and how does the chocolate mask taste? You know you tried it… :)

  10. Jeanette posted on July 25, 2013 at 11:25 pm (#)

    Cheryl, I think the aroma of chocolate on my face would just about kill me. I’d be licking around to get a taste! Seriously, love this natural facial recipe ~ fantastic!

  11. capturing joy with kristen duke posted on July 25, 2013 at 11:47 pm (#)

    I’m SO doing the chocolate facial with my daughter! I also made your dill butter flank steak last week and LOVED it! Shared it on my facebook page;)

  12. Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff posted on July 26, 2013 at 12:02 am (#)

    That chocolate facial would make a great gift … in a cute jar! Thank you for hosting another fun party :)

  13. Lauren @momhomeguide posted on July 26, 2013 at 12:30 am (#)

    The chocolate facial looks delicious! As I LOVE chocolate, I will have to try this! Thank you for hosting!

  14. hani/hanielas posted on July 26, 2013 at 5:52 am (#)

    I’ve never heard of chocolate facial mask before, probably the only mask that sounds delicious. and it probably tastes good too. 😉 I’ve been meaning to get some coconut oil, I’ve seen on the shelves in the store. I’ll get it next time I see it.

  15. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen posted on July 26, 2013 at 6:39 am (#)

    Loving this facial mask recipe, Cheryl! I already use coconut oil as a facial cleanser and moisturizer. Adding cocoa sounds divine! Love your photo, too. Your posts always make me smile! xo

  16. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen posted on July 26, 2013 at 7:36 am (#)

    I’m totally obsessed with making my own facial/body care products, so this is great! Plus, I already have everything I need. I have a chocolate mask I use right now, but it has coffee in it, so it feels like a pick-me-up. I’m so going to try this!

    I love the color of your eyes in that mask picture by the way. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for hosting!

  17. Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective posted on July 26, 2013 at 7:38 am (#)

    Love this! I’m just afraid I might be tempted to eat it! :)

  18. Brooke posted on July 26, 2013 at 8:26 am (#)

    Thanks so much for hosting, Cheryl! I’m loving the chocolate mask. I’ve got to give it a try! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  19. Gina posted on July 26, 2013 at 9:18 am (#)

    Oh this is something that would be so fun with my girls. Thanks for the instructions Cheryl!!

    Have an amazing weekend!! (loving your views from Florida right now) :)

  20. LIsa@hooplapalooza posted on July 26, 2013 at 9:40 am (#)

    thank you so much for the party! :)

  21. Kari/SourdoughNative posted on July 26, 2013 at 10:16 am (#)

    Ooooo, I love the idea of being able to use and then EAT a facial!!!

  22. Sue {munchkin munchies} posted on July 26, 2013 at 10:16 am (#)

    Oh, I want to whip up a chocolate facial! Can’t wait! I love your facial photo:) Thanks for throwing a great party!

  23. Coco in the Kitchen posted on July 26, 2013 at 10:36 am (#)

    Cheryl, you look lovely in chocolate!

    This is such an easy idea. I’m going to have a spa evening at home w my sister this w/end.

  24. Kristy, Life-n-Reflection posted on July 26, 2013 at 10:55 am (#)

    What a unique idea!

  25. @candilandco posted on July 26, 2013 at 12:24 pm (#)

    This looks and I’m sure smells delicious. Thanks for being such a great model too.

  26. Tanya posted on July 26, 2013 at 12:27 pm (#)

    Thank you for a great party Cheryl! That facial mask looks amazing!!

    xo, Tanya

  27. Tenns @ New Mama Diaries posted on July 26, 2013 at 1:33 pm (#)

    This mask looks so delicious! I don’t think I could make it through it sitting on my face without licking it off, lol! Definitely something different to try!

  28. Devona Fryer posted on July 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm (#)

    Yum! That looks like an awesome and fun facial to do at a sleep over for the girls!

  29. Allie | Baking A Moment posted on July 26, 2013 at 7:11 pm (#)

    Omg, smearing chocolate all over my face? Sounds like my idea of heaven, lol! Thanks for hosting the party Cheryl! Hope you enjoy your weekend!

  30. lynda - healthy crafty mommys posted on July 26, 2013 at 10:36 pm (#)

    Thanks for the party I’m glad I found your blog there is a lot of great blogs here :)

  31. Kate@Diethood posted on July 27, 2013 at 10:06 am (#)

    I’ll take half of it on my face, and the other half in my belly. 😉

    Your eyes are the most beautiful blue I have ever seen.

  32. BeBetsy posted on July 27, 2013 at 12:54 pm (#)

    Thank you for hosting this great party. Please stop by and join us on our Tuesday Brag About It Party. Link and Hop with BeBetsy

    ~~Thanks, Sharon & Denise BeBetsy

  33. Lolly Jane posted on July 27, 2013 at 11:06 pm (#)

    Mmmm…you had me at chocolate (;

  34. Amanda posted on July 28, 2013 at 6:40 am (#)

    That is totally fun Cheryl, I love it!

  35. Kyaw Sein posted on July 29, 2013 at 12:52 am (#)

    Ever hear of a chocolate facial, must be as sweet as chocolate and good to eat. Thanks for the awesome party.

  36. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted on July 31, 2013 at 9:00 pm (#)

    I will have to try this!

  37. Amy @ Living Locurto posted on August 1, 2013 at 8:10 am (#)

    This is awesome! I can’t wait to make it. You look sooooo good already. ha!

  38. bridget {bake at 350} posted on August 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm (#)

    Um, yes PLEASE!!! Chocolate facial while eating chocolate truffles and sipping a chocolate martini. Dream spa day!

    PS…your eyes are gorgeous!

  39. Shaina posted on August 1, 2013 at 10:16 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to try this.

  40. Marly posted on August 31, 2013 at 9:25 am (#)

    This could be the perfect recipe for learning self love. If you love anything with chocolate on it (like I do), and you put it on face? You must also love yourself. So it’s not only a facial, but self help as well. Perfect!

  41. Jessica posted on February 17, 2014 at 4:13 pm (#)

    Sorry, but this recipe is screwed up. The correct amount of coconut oil you should use is 1 to 2 tablespoons and not 1 teaspoon, or else your mixture will be dry and not creamy at all.

    • TidyMom replied on February 18th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

      thanks for catching the typo

  42. Jessica posted on February 17, 2014 at 4:16 pm (#)

    No offense but this recipe is screwed up. You need more like 1 to 2 tablespoons of the coconut oil instead of just 1 teaspoon.

  43. Jessica posted on February 17, 2014 at 4:19 pm (#)

    No offense but this recipe is screwed up.You need 1 to 2 tablespoons of coconut oil,not 1 teaspoon.


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