I LOVE the days when Im chiseling off chunks of raw cocoa butter for my formulations! LOVE IT! I just take what ever little pieces are left and rub them all over me! It is decadent and my skin feels like a babies behind. Same on my Shea butter days it is just amazing to have the pure butter melt into my skin.
It is said that Cocoa Butter is great for aged skin, I can testify on this. After years of tanning and living in a hot, dry Texas climate it has taken a toll. I can see a difference in my skin after using cocoa and shea.
Cocoa Butter is a nut butter, taken from a cocoa bean. Yes, the same cocoa bean used for chocolate, which gives it the same scent. Gotta love that! Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter Cocoa Butter is the natural fat from the seeds of the fruit of the Cacao tree (grows in tropical regions), we get our PURE, ORGANIC & FAIR TRADE, from Ghana, rich in oleic, stearic & palmitic fatty acids, contains also flavors (e.g. vanillic acid), sterols, tannins & pigments.
If you would like to see what 50 pounds of PURE, ORGANIC, Cocoa Butter looks like, I have attached a picture. We use this in our products because it is the BEST! And, yes, that is the chisel I use! Hard work, but ohhh sooo worth it!