Cocoa pod is a large, gourd-shaped fruit; inside the pod are 30 to 40 cocoa seeds. After these seeds are dried, roasted, and pressed, the yellowish-toned, hard butter is extracted from the beans. This Cocoa Butter is not deodorized, so it still has its natural chocolate aroma that many people love.
Cocoa Butter is high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply, making it one of the absolutely best butter for skin preparations. It adds a rich, creamy consistency to moisturizers, lotions, lip balms and creams. Cocoa (Cacao) Butter contains Oleic, Palmitic, and Stearic Acids, all of which nourish the skin. It is also high in antioxidants and phytochemicals, which help fight off free-radical damage to the skin, improve blood flow to the skin and slow skin aging by protecting against damage from the sun's harmful UV rays.
Cocoa Butter has also been promoted to heal rashes from conditions like eczema and dermatitis. Cocoa Body Butter also improves skin's flexibility, helps with brittle nails, great for treating wrinkles around the eyes and mouth and prized for helping heal existing skin damage such as scars and stretch marks.
Suggested Use Levels: Creams, Lotions, Balms, Make-up Foundations, Bar Soaps and Hair Conditioners. Use from 3% to 100% pure (as a butter-like balm).