Cocoa Butter is the cream-colored fat extracted from cacao seeds (cocoa beans) a plant fat and rich emollient, containing natural antioxidants, which penetrate through the dermis to the epidermis, the second layer of skin providing unparalleled moisturisation. Cocoa Butter has powerful healing and calming properties and is exceptional in assisting those suffering with eczema, scars, burns, uneven skin tone and aging skin. It has a smooth texture and a pleasant aroma and leaves a protective layer sealing in the healing qualities of the essential oil contained in the product and retaing moisture. It has a sweet chocolate aroma and is one of the most stable, highly concentrated natural fats known, and melts at body temperature so that it is readily absorbed into the skin.
Recent research indicates that massaging the skin with cocoa butter may help relieve stress, boost the immune system, and even prevent cancer. This is because cocoa butter, like chocolate, contains a lot of CMP. Researchers in Japan reported that CMP inhibits the growth of cancerous cells and tumors by reducing active oxygen levels in the body, and concluded that CMP inhibits the oxidation of LDL (good) cholesterol and the production of inflammatory cells; there is some evidence that the CMP in cocoa butter may also help prevent heart disease and ease arthritic symptoms.
We use an organic cocoa butter that originates from Peru.
Aliases: Theobroma Cacao