Raw Vegan Papaya Seed & Coconut Oil Facial

October 14, 2014


By: Jasmine Briones 

Instead of tossing your papaya seeds after eating the fruit, make use of them!

A lot of people don’t know that you can actually use the Papaya Seeds. There are tons of recipes online, which utilize the ingredient for its peppery flavor. Give it a try! You can dry the seeds and use them just as you would peppercorns. Or, make a face mask! This is super simple, and you only need 2 ingredients.

Raw Vegan Papaya Seed & Coconut Oil Facial sweetsimplevegan.comBe mindful that this recipe is enzyme rich and will burn a little! It’s the Alpha Hydroxy Acids munching dead skins cells.

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Raw Vegan Papaya Seed & Coconut Oil Facial

  • Author: Jasmine Briones / Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3



  1. Crush the papaya seeds in a high speed blender or food processor until broken down into the consistency of a rough sand.
  2. Apply the mask to your face, neck and/or chest, and allow it to sit for 1-10 minutes. The time will vary depending on how long you can stand the burning sensation.
  3. Rinse your skin and pat dry.
  4. Apply a cooling layer of coconut oil onto your face.


I used the seeds of a strawberry papaya from Melissa’s Produce, and organic coconut oil from Better Body Foods.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Category: Beauty
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Raw Vegan

Want to WIN some coconut oil? Head over to my giveaway and enter to win 28 oz organic extra virgin coconut oil from Better Body Foods + 4 more prizes. Ends 10/21!

Inspired by This Rawsome Vegan Life and Beach Girl Abroad.

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  1. areeba says:

    Hey, I was wondering do you need to apply coconut oil or any moisturizer will work? Thank you x

  2. Tea Šainović says:

    I love coconut oil and I’m definitely giving this a try, thanks!

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