Monday, 27 August 2012

Beauty Bites: Homemade Mint Chocolate Body Scrub

Huge apologies everyone for this weeks edition of Beauty Bites being a day late! But I am now back at home and have this weeks easy, do-it-yourself recipe from the kitchen cupboards. And I'd be lying if I said I'm not more than a little excited about this one. Possibly the best yet, in fact I'm thinking of whipping a few up as Christmas presents a bit sooner to the time! Anyway I hope you enjoy! 

You will need - 
  • A small tub/jar to hold the finished product 
  • A tablespoon 
  • Fine Sea Salt - ~35g 
  • Cocoa Powder - 1tbsp 
  • Olive Oil - 1-2 tbsp 
  • Peppermint Essential Oil - 4 drops (I got mine here - link)  


Step 1
This homemade scrub is very very simple to make. It took me around 5 minutes, which included stopping to take pictures. Anyway the first thing you'll need to do is to mix the salt, cocoa powder and oil together. It's best to start with the dry ingredients and then add the wet ones. 

Step 2 
Now you can add in your minty scent to make the product have a beautiful and refreshing smell in the shower. You only need a small amount as essential oil is rather potent stuff, a few drops should do the job! If mint's not your thing try orange essential oil instead to make it more citrusy. Then mix it all up and you're done! 

What do the ingredients do for the skin? 

Salt - Acts as an exfoliator to remove dead skin. 

Olive Oil - Moisturizes and softens the skin. 
Cocoa Powder - Pretty much just there for scent and to add a more interesting colour! 
Peppermint Essential Oil - Primarily there for the scent. But Peppermint Oil is said to relieve skin irritation as well as making you feel more refreshed! 

Some people are sensitive to certain ingredients so if your worried it's probably best to swap something else for it instead! I wouldn't suggest using this on the face or during pregnancy due to the Peppermint Oil
Do let me know how you get on with this if you try it. Personally I can't get enough of it and will definitely be remaking it for sure! I still haven't quite decided what to make for next week, so if you have any requests then by all means let me know. Thank you everyone for stopping by and I'll speak to you again soon, Hannah 
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  1. Mmmm yummy! Love that you explain what the benefits are too :D brill!

    1. Really pleased to hear you appreciate the benefits part. Have fun making it if you give it a go :)

  2. Is that a mini soap and glory plastic tub I see you mixing in....? :p

  3. I think I'm gonna try this soon! It sounds so yummy and I love face scrubs!

    1. I wouldn't recommend using this on your face due to the peppermint oil. It will also sting a little on any blemishes due to the salt! This ones probably best on the body!

  4. This looks great, I'd like to use orange oil I think so I could smell like a terrys chocolate orange :D

    1. Yes! This is like the After Eights version haha!

  5. Hello Midnight Violets, my name is Sheri and I love your idea with the chocolate (which is one of my favorite treats) with mint. I too written a blog about the benefits of mint on my beauty blog. Let me know what you think about it. I hope you like it.


I really appreciate all your lovely comments and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. But if you want a quick response try tweeting me, @MidnightViolet1 Thanks for reading my post, Hannah :)

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