DIY Chocolate Face Mask Ideas – 14 Best Recipes

Make your skin silky smooth like fresh melted chocolate – these DIY chocolate face mask & scrub, hair mask, lip scrub and lip balm ideas are the sweetest things your skin and hair can get!

Is there anyone who doesn’t like sweet, decadent, gorgeous smelling chocolate? From chocolate fountains to delicate truffles, from chocolate cake you share with someone special to a guilty pleasure in hidden bites…

Chocolate has won our hearts ever since we learned how to make hot, steaming, creamy beverages out of the bitter grain of cocoa. It became a huge part of our meals, special moments, best memories and everyday lives in general. It was only a matter of time for chocolate to find its way into skincare.

Today, chocolate is the main part of some luxury spa treatments. Prestigious hotels and spa centers offer chocolate body wraps and massages, mani-pedis, scrubs and facials. Just thinking about sinking into one of their chocolate baths can make your toes curl and tingle.

Chocolate spa treatment can be a perfect way for you to relax, be pampered and add something really special to your day. Or it can be a caring, romantic gift for someone you love.

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But, until the day you get to be so lucky to spend hours in a chocolate spa salon, there are 14 amazing DIY chocolate face masks and other beauty products, to enjoy some of that experience at home. But first:

The Benefits of a DIY Chocolate Face Mask

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  • Cocoa contains glycerides, which moisturize the skin and prevent aging signs.
  • Theobromine improves circulation. Theobromine is a substance that has much in common with caffeine. Its ability to speed up blood flow ensures better looking skin, but also means that chocolate has a slimming effect on the body. Not when you eat it, though. But that is why chocolate is included in body wraps in some salons, as a part of body contouring programs.
  • Did you know that chocolate contains more antioxidants than green tea? Chocolate is rich in polyphenols. These antioxidants fight free radicals and slow down the aging process.
  • Cocoa butter moisturizes, softens and smooths the skin, improves skin’s elasticity and keeps it well-nourished and radiant.
  • Minerals that chocolate contains, like copper, zinc and iron, stimulate new cell growth. DIY chocolate face mask regenerates and rejuvenates the skin and gives you fresh, youthful look.
  • Improved circulation in the scalp means chocolate promotes hair growth and reduces hair loss. It also makes your hair glossy and adds volume.
  • Chocolate DIY beauty products are more than just skincare goodies. The scent of chocolate relaxes us. It stimulates endorphin production, which makes you feel good, relaxed and at ease with the world. It reduces the stress and that reflects on your looks.
  • The scent of chocolate stimulates the release of serotonin, which also happens when we are falling in love. And who doesn’t look good when the cheeks heat up and the eyes sparkle?

Have a piece of chocolate you don’t want to eat (Ha!)? Use it for a dreamy, aromatic DIY chocolate face mask. Dark chocolate is much better for your skin than milk chocolate, so make sure to use high quality dark chocolate, with as high percentage of cocoa as you can find.

Ingredients for DIY Beauty Products with Chocolate

1. DIY Chocolate Face Mask with Milk and Honey

  • 1 teaspoon melted chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Mix all the ingredients well. Apply to a clean face, preferably after scrub. Leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes, then wash off.

During fall and winter, you should apply this mask at least once a week.

2. Brightening DIY Chocolate Face Mask with Aloe Vera Gel

  • 1 teaspoon dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon milk

Mix well cocoa powder and Aloe Vera gel.

Soak a cotton ball in milk and wipe your face with it. Then apply the mask. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then wash off.

3. Detoxifying DIY Chocolate Face Mask with Clay and Matcha Tea

This face mask is one of the best DIY beauty products when you need something to purify and detoxify your skin. Besides, it is very practical because you can mix all the dry ingredients, keep them in a jar and just use a small amount every time you feel your skin needs deep cleansing.

To make detoxifying DIY chocolate face mask, mix kaolin clay, cocoa powder and matcha green tea. Transfer the mixture into a glass container.

When you want to use the mask, mix around 1 tablespoon of the mixture with just enough water to get a smooth paste. Apply to a clean face and wait 10 minutes or until it dries, then rinse off.

4. Creamy DIY Chocolate Face Mask

  • 2 pieces of chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Melt the chocolate. Let it cool down just a bit. Add the honey and mix it in well. Then add the sour cream.

Apply to a clean face. Leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes, then wash off.

5. Rich and Luxurious DIY Chocolate Face Mask

If out of all these chocolate face masks you want to try out just one, make sure it’s this mask.

Melt the chocolate and remove from the heat. Add the shea butter. Stir occasionally while the warmth of the chocolate melts the butter. If needed, warm up the mixture again.

Once your mixture is well combined, apply it to a clean, freshly scrubbed face. Leave it on for 20 – 25 minutes.

6. DIY Chocolate Face Mask for Dry Aging Skin

  • 2 – 3 pieces of chocolate
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 – 2 drops mint essential oil
  • 1 – 2 drops vitamin E oil
  • milk

Melt the chocolate and let it cool down a bit. Add egg yolk and mix it in well. Add mint and vitamin E essential oils.

Apply to clean face and neck and leave it on for 15 – 20 minutes. Remove the mask using a cotton ball soaked in milk. Rinse off your face with lukewarm water and apply your moisturizer.

7. Fruity DIY Chocolate Face Mask

  • 1 teaspoon melted chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons mashed banana
  • 1 small strawberry, mashed

Mix all the ingredients. If your mask is too runny, you can add cocoa powder or oat flour.

This mask does a great job of refreshing and toning your skin, so make sure you include it in your beauty routine once every 1 – 2 weeks. Keep it on your face for around 20 minutes, then wash off.

8. Moisturizing Chocolate – Avocado Face & Hair Mask

  • 1 teaspoon melted chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons mashed avocado

Yes, yes, chocolate DIY beauty products have their place even in hair care. This is primarily DIY chocolate face mask, but you can use it as a hair pack as well – it has numerous benefits for your hair. But don’t use it if you have blonde hair.

Mix melted chocolate with mashed avocado. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a bit of milk. You can use this mask on your face or on your hair. After 20 minutes, wash it off.

9. Chocolate & Coconut Oil Hair Mask (Only for Brunettes!)

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 drops lavender essential oil

This highly moisturizing, nourishing DIY hair mask can do wonders for your hair and scalp!

Get dark, quality cocoa powder. Melt the coconut oil. While it’s still hot, add the cocoa powder and stir. Wait for it to cool down a bit before adding the Greek yogurt and lavender essential oil. Mix everything together well. Apply after shampoo to damp hair. Leave it for 45 – 60 minutes, then rinse out and shampoo your hair one more time.

10. Warm DIY Chocolate Face Mask & Scrub

  • 1 piece of chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon coffee grounds
  • 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 1 drop vanilla essential oil

Melt the chocolate. Add coffee grounds, jojoba oil and vanilla essential oil. Mix all well together.

As soon as it cools down enough not to burn your skin, apply to a damp face. Massage your skin in slow, circular motions for about 5 minutes, then leave it on for 10 more minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser.

11. Chocolate Sugar Scrub

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sweet almond oil

Just mix everything together.

You can use this scrub during shower to exfoliate your whole body. If you want to use it on your face, omit white sugar and instead double the amount of brown sugar. You can follow this scrub with a DIY chocolate face mask.

You can find here 5 more recipes for DIY sugar scrub.

12. Chocolate – Hazelnut Body Scrub

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped hazelnuts
  • ¼ cup hazelnut oil

Chocolate sure has a way to make DIY beauty products look and sound like desserts :-).

Chop the hazelnuts as finely as you can. Then put them into a mortar and grind a little, but not to a paste. Mix cocoa powder, sugar and hazelnuts. Add hazelnut oil and stir until everything is well combined.

Apply during shower. Take your time and massage it in well. Wash it off using a gentle shower gel.

13. Chocolate Lip Scrub

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons jojoba oil
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • 2 – 3 drops mint or vanilla essential oil

Mix all the ingredients. Transfer your scrub into a small glass container. Use a small amount to gently exfoliate your lips for 1 – 2 minutes. Remove the scrub from your lips using a paper towel. Apply a lip balm.

Keep the scrub in a cool, dry place and use it once a day.

14. Chocolate Lip Balm

  • ½ – 1 teaspoon grated dark chocolate
  • 1 ½ teaspoon cocoa butter
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon or jojoba oil
  • 1 – 2 drops vanilla essential oil
  • 1 – 2 drops mint essential oil

Combine chocolate, cocoa butter and jojoba oil and melt everything slowly on a very low heat. Remove from the heat and add essential oils. Pour the mixture into a small glass container. Wait until it cools down, and your chocolate lip balm is ready to use.


I hope you’ll enjoy treating yourself with these adorable DIY chocolate face mask and scrubs, hair masks and lip products. They are sure to put a smile to your face and make you feel relaxed and pampered.

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