organic cocoa butter (deodorised)
Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter
What is Cocoa Butter?
Cocoa Butter is packed with vitamin E and fatty acids such as Oleic, Palmitic and Stearic acids. It can be used as an emollient, skin softener and a protectant. The deodorised grade is refined to remove much of its odour, which can be overbearing in some recipes.
What are the benefits of using Cocoa Butter on your skin?
Easily absorbed into the skin, Cocoa Butter is often used to assist with hydration and moisturising due to its high fatty acid content, it is also a popular ingredient for use on lips to create a protective barrier. Cocoa Butter has a relatively high comedogenic rating and is therefore not recommended for use on acne prone skin for example, as it may clog the pores.
What are the benefits of using Cocoa Butter on your hair?
It’s nourishing and moisturising qualities make Cocoa Butter an ideal ingredient for use in hair products.
What does Cocoa Butter look like?
Deodorised Cocoa Butter is pale cream in colour.
What does Cocoa Butter smell like?
Usually with a rich chocolate-like scent, Deodorised Cocoa Butter has most of the scent removed when refined.
How to use Cocoa Butter
Cocoa Butter is one of the most stable butters available and is ideal for up to 100% use in hair, skin, face and body soaps, lip balms and body butters as well as creams and lotions. It can be melted at 34-39c and used in body creams to thicken them and to help combat dryness and improve skin flexibility and has good heat stability.
History and origins of Cocoa Butter
Sourced and produced throughout the humid tropic regions of Africa, South America and Asia, Cocoa Butter is obtained from the roasted seed of the Cocoa bean.
How is Cocoa Butter made?
It has been cold-pressed using the whole bean thus retaining vital antioxidants. This process uses only the heat from the friction caused when pressing the bean, unlike the excessive heat in traditional cocoa butter, which does not protect the antioxidants. Deodorised Cocoa Butter is further refined and supplied specifically for the cosmetics trade.
Is Cocoa Butter suitable for vegans?