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Cocoa Butter

  • Distillation Method: Unrefined
  • Country of Origin: South America
  • Plant Part: Seed
  • Latin Name: Theobroma cacao
  • Cultivation: Certified Organic

About the Oil: Cocoa butter is a wonderful skin care emollient. It contains high levels of polyphenols, is rich in vitamin E, and moisturizes, protects, and soothes the skin. Highly protective of the skin, it acts as a water repellent. Cocoa butter contains about 5 IU of vitamin E per ounce. Vitamin E is a potent skin antioxidant and a well‑known skin soother and moisturizer.

As this butter is derived from the fat that surrounds the cocoa bean, it has a distinctive “chocolate” scent and flavor. It may overpower the aroma of essential oils if used as a single base, but it is great when blended with other oils and adds a rich, creamy and thick consistency to lotions and creams.



Chemical Families
CHEMISTRY Nutrients:fatty acids vitamin E polyphenols


Product Description

About The Plant

Theobroma cacao is a small evergreen tree in the Malvaceae family, native to deep tropical re-gions of Central and South America. Its seeds (cocoa beans) are use to make cocoa powder, ganache, and chocolate.

About The Oil

Cocoa butter is a creamy, waxy, fatty substance that is solid at room temperature but melts at very low heat and when it comes in contact with the skin. A warm water bath on the stove works well.

Organic and unrefined Cocoa butter is the best butter for skin care. As soon as it is refined it loses its wonderful skin healing properties. The butter should have a yellowish tone and smell faintly of chocolate.

Cocoa butter is used extensively as a base for suppositories. It is also used as a natural thickening agent.

Cocoa butter is very stable and not prone to going rancid.

Of Interest

The plant name Theobroma cacao means "food of the gods".

Therapeutic Properties


Reduces dryness
Improves skin flexibility
Reduces redness
Diminishes swelling
Protects cells from oxidation
Reduces the appearance of fine lines
Conditions skin
Moisturizes deeply
Prevents chapping, cracks and stretch marks
Helps eliminate scarring
Especially good for: dry skin, mature skin, chapped and climate damaged skin, scars, inflammation, psoriasis, eczema

Aromatherapy Details

The aroma of Cocoa butter is reminiscent of chocolate.

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