Aroma Indices- 3.20
Total Saturated- 56-72
Total Monounsaturated- 20-40
Total Polyunsaturated- 1-5
Cocoa Butter contains natural antioxidants
that give it a long shelf life of over 3 years. It is naturally rich in Vitamin
E as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals. Vitamin E helps to
soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin and also provides the skin collagen which
assists with wrinkles and other signs of aging. Cocoa Butter also contains
cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP), a substance that inhibits the production of the
immuno globulin IgE. IgE is known to aggravate symptoms of both dermatitis and
asthma. For centuries pregnant women have used to Cocoa Butter formulations to
prevent and treat stretch marks, but this pleasant-smelling substance is added
to countless other topical preparations. Lotions and oils containing Cocoa
Butter are often used in aromatherapy massage to promote relaxation and the
feeling well-being. Research indicates that massaging the skin with Cocoa
Butter may help relieve stress, boost the immune system, and even prevent
cancer. This is because Cocoa Butter, like chocolate, contains a lot of CMP and
there is some evidence that the CMP in Cocoa Butter may also help prevent heart
disease and ease arthritic symptoms. Cocoa Butter is mainly used is a
thickening agent and is a common ingredient in lipsticks, soaps and emollient
creams. It is also a folk remedy for burns, cough, dry lips, fever, malaria,
rheumatism, snakebite and wounds. It is reported to be antiseptic and diuretic.
Butter is has a melting point at human body temperature, is edible and
nutritious which presents many industrial uses.
Butter is a superb moisturizer which slows down moisture loss.
Butter is known for its hydrating effects,
Butter is also gentle on the skin and has a pleasing aroma.
Butter is excellent when used on dry skin or on wrinkles.
Butter's Emollient properties great in soap making and lotions.
Butter is hard at room temperature.
Butter is mainly used is a thickening agent and is a common ingredient in
lipsticks, soaps and emollient creams.
Butter is easily absorbs into the skin and imparts sheen.
Using Cocoa Butter
Cocoa Butter is one of the most stable, highly
concentrated natural fats known, and melts at body temperature so that it is
readily absorbed into the skin. Since Cocoa Butter absorbs so quickly, it
immediately relieves dry and irritated skin. There are many different uses for
Cocoa Butter, below are some of the ways in which Cocoa Butter may be used:
a spoonful to your bath water for a luxurious and healing experience.
Especially helpful for those with dry or itchy skin, or sore muscles. Try
adding Lavender or Chamomile essential oil as well, or an herbal infusion
made from soothing herbs.
massage, Cocoa Butter is beneficial for overexerted muscles or for dry
soaps, Cocoa Butter has a conditioning effect that adds a good lather. Try
incorporating Cocoa Butter into your handmade soap recipes.
during pregnancy to keep the skin supple, and to prevent stretch marks. It
may also be used after giving birth to reduce stretch marks.
Those with serious or persistent skin
problems, such as eczema, should consult a physician before using Cocoa Butter.
Cocoa Butter is often mistakenly used by people to expedite a suntan and while
it will enhance a natural tan, it does not have a sun protection factor (SPF).
To prevent the harmful effects of the sun, use a suntan lotion with an SPF of
at least 15 that contains Cocoa Butter. Not recommended by those with nut
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