What is Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is a natural vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean which is made up of several fatty acids. It can often be found in chocolate candy and skin care products. Extracted via mechanical press from cocoa liquor and last, any and all remaining solids are removed.

Cocoa Butter Benefits

Rich with natural saturated fats, it works great as a natural moisturizer. Popularly used to repair dry and damaged skin, there are a multitude of other benefits including sun burn relief, natural shaving balm, chapped lips, and anti-aging serum.

Where to Buy Cocoa Butter

Often available locally, its strongly recommend organic and raw Cocoa Butter is used for soap making. This is much harder to find at your nearby store so it’s recommend purchasing directly through Amazon here:

 

 

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