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DIY Cacao Skincare Products: Indulge in the Benefits

Cacao skincare is gaining momentum in the beauty world, and for good reason.

This superfood, packed with antioxidants and essential nutrients, holds surprising benefits for your skin.

Check out these DIY cacao skincare products and how to incorporate them into your routine!

1. Decadent Cacao Skincare Mask

There’s something undeniably luxurious about slathering chocolate onto your skin and with good reason!

Cacao powder is rich in antioxidants and minerals like magnesium and zinc.

It offers numerous skin benefits such as hydration, improved texture, and protection against premature aging.


  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
Navitas Cacao Powder
Navitas Cacao Powder


  1. Mix cacao powder, honey, yogurt to soothe, and coconut oil until a smooth paste forms.
  2. Apply to clean, dry skin and leave on for 15-20 minutes. 
  3. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. 
DIY Cacao Skin care Face Mask
DIY Cacao Skin Care Face Mask

You can also use cacao powder to make a healthy alternative to hot chocolate. Check out our How to Make a Delicious Cacao Drink.

2. Luxurious Cacao Lip Balm

Pamper your lips with a nourishing cacao lip balm made from cacao butter.

Cacao butter is the pure, edible fat that is extracted from cacao beans.

Incorporating cacao nibs into your skincare routine or diet may offer a range of skin benefits, from antioxidant protection to improved hydration and texture.


  • 1 tablespoon of grated cacao butter
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon of beeswax pellets (optional for added firmness)
Navitas Organics Cacao Butter Wafers
Navitas Organics Cacao Butter Wafers


  1. Mix cacao butter, coconut oil, honey, and beeswax on top of a double boiler.
  2. Warm over low heat until melted.
  3. Once melted, pour the mixture into small lip balm containers or empty tubes and allow it to cool and solidify.
  4. Apply whenever your lips need a hydrating boost.
Cacao Skincare: DIY Lip Balm
DIY Cacao Lip Balm

Learn more about the benefits of cacao in this Age-Defying Dietitian blog post – Cacao Benefits for Skin: The Role of Chocolate in Anti-Aging.

3. Cacao Nibs Body Scrub

Treat your body to a luxurious spa experience with this simple DIY Cacao Nibs Body Scrub!

Raw cacao nibs are small pieces of crushed cacao beans, the raw ingredient used to make chocolate.

These nibs contain high levels of flavonoids, natural antioxidants that help protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals.

Free radicals can lead to premature aging, wrinkles, and other skin problems.

This recipe combines the gentle exfoliation of cacao nibs with moisturizing ingredients for a skin-softening treat that smells like a chocolate dream!


  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • Optional: a few drops of your favorite essential oil for fragrance (such as lavender, peppermint, or vanilla)
Navitas Organics Raw Cacao Nibs
Navitas Organics Raw Cacao Nibs


  1. Combine the cacao nibs, coconut oil, and brown sugar.
  2. Stir well until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Adjust the quantity of coconut oil to achieve your desired scrub consistency.
  4. If desired, add a few drops of your chosen essential oil to the scrub mixture for a delightful fragrance
  5. Transfer the scrub to a clean, airtight container.
A woman putting cacao Skincare Body Scrub on her back
Cacao Skincare Body Scrub

Are you interested in more superfoods? Check out our blog post – Kakadu Plum Skin Benefits: The Super Food from Down Under.

Takeaways on Cacao Skincare

Cacao skincare offers a unique and effective way to pamper your skin.

With its rich antioxidant content and array of benefits, it’s a delicious indulgence that nourishes both your skin and your senses.

So, why not ditch the guilt and embrace the power of cacao for a radiant, healthy complexion?

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