13 November 2008

This solid butter is pressed from the roasted seeds of the Cacao tree (Theobroma nucifera) and yields a cream colored solid with a delightful odor. Theobroma cacao is also known as oil of theobroma,(Latin for food of the gods) it is obtained by grinding roasted cacoa beans and then separating the vegetable fat.

Softens at body temperature and adds a rich, creamy consistency to lotions, soaps and creams. It is solid, but melts at body temperature. A derivative of the cocoa bean (Theobromine) a bitter colourless alkaloid is used in medicine as a diuretic and cardiac stimulant.

Aroma
Unrefined cocoa butter is rich and very sweet. It has a chocolate/cocoa aroma. The cocoa aroma is less noticeable in refined cocoa butter

Texture
Solid and hard to work with at room temperate. Breaks into pieces

Color
Yellowish tan

Extraction Method
Cold Pressed

Uses and Health Benefits :
  • Cocoa butter needs to be blended with other materials/oils to be workable
  • Suitable for use in lotions and creams
  • It is from the cacao bean and is used to hold moisture in the skin
  • Cocoa butter is a superb moisturizer, helping to reduce skin dryness and improve skin elasticity
  • It’ beneficial in the treatment and prevention of stretchmarks if applied daily to the abdomen, breasts and thighs

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