PORTRAIT

Attention all you chocolate lovers! 

Harness the power of chocolate to soothe and moisturize your skin while treating yourself to an unforgettably rich cocoa treat. Cocoa butter is a rich and creamy natural moisturizer. I love the way it naturally soaks into your skin. Cocoa butter is a stable fat, so it melts when applied to your skin. I also love that it has an unusually high amount of antioxidants.

Cocoa is known as Theobroma and means ‘food of the gods’ this rich butter is a common ingredient in skincare products and cosmetics because of its potent therapeutic properties. For centuries, people in Africa have turned to cocoa butter to protect, heal and moisturize their skin that is exposed to the harsh elements of sun and wind.

Organic raw cocoa butter is perfect for making homemade chocolates and desserts.

ESSENTIAL FACTS

Plant Parts: Seeds
Botanical Family: Sterculiaceae
Country of Origin: Equador/Latin America
Method of Extraction: Expeller-Pressed
Cultivation Method: Organic
Aroma: Rich Chocolate

PROPERTIES

Edible and non-toxic, cocoa butter has many benefits. Cocoa butter moisturizes to protect skin and allows it to heal. Regular use has many benefits, including:

  • Softer, smoother skin
  • Relief of chapped lips
  • Reduction and/or elimination of scars and stretch marks
  • Treatment of various skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis

HOW TO USE

  • Real cocoa butter is completely edible! Cocoa butter is the fat source used to make chocolate. Also, it is a healthy fat, mostly saturated just like coconut oil. Try adding raw organic cocoa butter to your recipes.
  • Cocoa butter is great for naturally healing dry sensitive skin, healing and preventing chapped skin and lips, fighting signs of aging, soothing sunburns and rashes: Warm up the cocoa butter in your hands and apply to lips, skin or hair.
  • Add cocoa butter to your skin lotions, lip-glosses, chap sticks and other beauty ointments.
  • Cocoa butter is used extensively as a base for suppositories and pessaries, because it melts at body temperature.

RECIPES

Skin Moisturizer

Ingredients:

1/2 oz. shea butter

1/2 oz. cocoa butter

1/2 oz.organic coconut oil

1/2 oz. cup jojoba

10 drops lavender essential oil

6 drops Frankincense essential oil

5 drops Green Mandarin essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in pot, apart from the essential oils
  2. Melt all of the ingredients together over medium heat – stir constantly.
  3. Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool slightly.
  4. Add the essential oil.
  5. Place the mixture in the fridge for about one hour to allow it to harden just slightly.
  6. Whip with a hand mixer for about ten minutes or until fluffy.
  7. Return to the fridge for about fifteen minutes.
  8. Store the butter in a glass jar with a lid in a cool location.

The creamy texture of this easy to make whipped butter makes your skin feel soft and healthy. This is a great product to battle the typical dry, itchy skin that accompanies this winter season.

SAFETY

Test a small amount on skin for allergic reaction. Keep out of reach of children. The suggested shelf life is 3-5 years minimum if stored in a cool dark area.

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