Cocoa butter is a hard, brittle oil that is solid at room temperature. Our cocoa butter is food grade.
To get cocoa butter, cacao beans are ground then warmed or pressed to separate the cocoa solids from the fat.
Cocoa butter is used in soap, body butter, skin and hair treatments as well as lip balm. Highly prized for its moisturising properties, cocoa butter is the touch of something special in many recipes.
Our cocoa butter is unrefined, and has been lightly deodourised (a process where the cocoa butter is steamed). The remaining scent is quite understated, but still detectable. However this won’t influence the scent of the finished product.
Cocoa butter has a number of benefits and uses. Because of its lovely scent, It is commonly used as a moisturiser, especially after a bath or shower.
Cocoa butter also has some health benefits. Like shea butter, it is high in fatty acids which hydrates and nourish the skin and improve elasticity.
It is also rich in phytochemicals. These are natural plant compounds that improve blood flow to the skin and slow skin aging by protecting the skin against damage from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Another common use of cocoa butter is to soothe skin irritation and smooth dry skin, wrinkles, scars, and other marks on the skin. Also, it helps heal rashes from conditions like dermatitis and eczema.
Whether you spell it cocoa, cacao, or even coco, this is what you’re looking for!
Storage: It should be stored in a cool dark place and has a shelf-life of up to 24 months from opening when stored properly.