Organic Cacao/Cocoa Butter (Moisturizer, Make Chocolate)
About Cacao Butter
Cacao butter is an extract of cacao beans. Cacao is famous in the making of chocolate. Cacao butter is a pale yellow edible fat with quite a pleasant aroma and smooth texture. It provides the creamy smooth texture in chocolate that makes people love chocolate. It is also popular among manufacturers of skincare products due to its many benefits to the skin. The most common reason why it is used in the skin care industry is due to its melting point which is usually below human body temperature.
Cacao butter is famous for its health benefits. It is also famous for its skincare properties. Some of the health benefits of cacao butter include
- Reduces inflammation
Cacao butter is an antioxidant with a rich concentration of fatty acids. Applying cacao butter on the skin or consuming it in chocolate form provides a soothing and relaxing effect. Cacao butter has the ability to eliminate psoriasis, eczema, rashes and even inflammation caused by allergic reaction caused by various items such as clothes and food. People suffering from inflammation display an improvement in their state after consuming cacao butter or applying cacao butter cream.
- Helps to fight signs aging
As people age, the skin is one of the first indicators that the youthful days are long gone. Signs of aging include wrinkles and age marks. Cacao butter contains antioxidants such as oleic acid, plamitic acid and stearic acid. These antioxidants fight radicals that cause aging and in this way soothe the skin. They even help in clearing rashes, wrinkles, dermatitis and age marks. Cacao butter also helps to reduce the effect of oxidative stress that may cause the skin to scar and even crack. It also contains polyphenols which play an important role in fighting serious skin conditions such as degeneration of the skin, cell mutations and even skin sensitivity.
- Improves overall skin health
Cacao butter contains skin restorative properties which help to improve skin health on both young and old people. Compared to most moisturizers, cacao butter is thick thus making it suitable for dry skins. It has the ability to lock in hydration by trapping water from the skin thus keeping the skin moisturized. It also improves oiliness of the skin. It also treats eczema by eliminating the dry skin patches. Its soothing effect helps one to avoid often scratching which causes inflammation and at times infections.
- Improves the shaving process
Applying cacao butter when shaving makes the shaving experience pleasant. It is advisable to shave using cocoa butter especially for people who are allergic to conventional shaving creams. Shaving using cacao butter hydrates the skin, open up the pores and offers a less irritating shaving experience. It also won’t clog the drain which can be annoying at times since it melts easily in warm water.
- Acts as an immunity booster
Consumption of cacao butter helps to boost immunity by helping with hormonal balance and improving brain health. It also contains polyphenol which suppresses cell activity in the body. It helps to fight DNA damage, cell mutations and inflammation. Since it is an antioxidant, it helps to eliminate free radicals from the body which may causes serious illnesses such as cardiovascular disorders and autoimmune conditions.
How To Use
We suggest using in foods, drinks, use as a moisturizer or mix with our cacao powder to make chocolate treats, or take as directed by your healthcare practitioner.