Cocoa butter, also called Theobroma oil, is the edible natural fat from the cacao bean, extracted during the process of making chocolate and separates from the cocoa mass under pressure. Cocoa butter has a mild chocolate aroma and flavor.
It is excellent for treating dry, rough areas. It is emollient and soothing, which serves well for the treatment of stretch marks and as an anti-wrinkle cream.
It is very good moisturizer and regenerative for dry, chapped lips.
Used in soap, it provides moisture and hardness. You can use up to 15% of its total oils. It is recommended to spend this amount because the soap can be too hard and brittle.
Cocoa butter is a lumpy yellow wax, which is extracted from roasted seeds of the cacao plant. It melts at body temperature. It is very easy to spread on skin. Its virtues are emollients and lubricants. It is widely used in the preparation of creams and cleansing lotions. Cocoa butter is a mixture of Stearic, Palmitoleic, Oleic, Lauric, Linoleic and traces of other glycerides.