Botanical Name: Theobroma Cacao. Extraction Method: Cold Pressed. Processing Type: Refined. Obtained From: Plant Beans. Ingredients: Cocoa Butter, 100% Pure with no additives or carriers added.
Description: This refined butter is obtained from the organically grown fruit of the Cocoa tree. From its beans, the butter is extracted and further processed and refined to obtain a white, scent-free butter. Cocoa Butter is of significant commercial importance, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic applications. Solid and hard at room temperature, it will melt on contact with the skin. Common Uses: With its relatively high melt point, Cocoa Butter liquefies slowly at skin temperature making it ideal for use in lipsticks and lip balms. It is also used in bar soaps, body butters, creams and conditioners. It is more quickly absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy feel. Recommended Usage: • Lotions & Creams: 2 - 20 % • Balms: 5 – 100 % • Bar Soaps: 5 - 20 % • Hair Conditioners: 1 – 10 %
When adding butters to creams and lotions, it might be necessary to gently warm them until the texture is soft enough to be incorporated into the final product. Using a hand blender, create a vortex with your cream or lotion and drizzle your melted butter to fully incorporate. For addition in soaps, the general rule of thumb is 1 tablespoon per pound. As with most raw materials, results may vary, so we strongly recommend small, lab scale batches prior to any commercial manufacturing.