cocoa butter benefits:
Cocoa Butter is a rich in Oleic Acids, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Arachidic Acid, Palmitoleic Acid, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, alpha-Linolenic Acid, and Phytosterols (namely Stigmasterol). It contains anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, stimulant, detoxifying, uplifting, moisturizing, anti-aging and rejuvenating properties.
Cocoa Butter is derived from the cacao beans contained inside the pods of the Cocoa/Cacao Tree. Cacao is the raw, unprocessed beans, whereas Cocoa is after they have been harvested and processed.
Did you know that Cacao beans were used as currency in South America?
Plant Part: Bean
Color: Off white, Light beige to cream, depending on variety
Consistency: Hard Solid
Usage: Personal-care products and cosmetics.
Scent Description: none to mild chocolatey, depending on variety
Comedogenic Rating: 4
Shelf Life: Up to 1 year
Cautions: None known.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark place to maintain freshness and achieve maximum shelf life. Bring to room temperature before using if storing in refrigerator.
INCI: Theobroma cacao. Also known as "Food of the Gods", “Brown Gold”