Cocoa butter is the solid edible natural fat of the cacao bean, extracted during the process of making chocolate and cocoa powder. Cocoa butter is obtained from whole cocoa beans, which are fermented, roasted, and then separated from their hulls. About 54–58% of the residue is cocoa butter. It is one of the most stable fats known, containing natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity and give it a shelf life of two to five years. Cocoa butter softens and lubricates the skin, and melts at body temperature making it good for massage creams. The velvety texture, pleasant fragrance and emollient properties of cocoa butter have made it a popular ingredient in products for the skin, such as soaps and lotions.
The moisturizing abilities of cocoa butter are frequently recommended for prevention of stretch marks in pregnant women, treatment of chapped or burned skin and lips, and as a daily moisturizer to prevent dry, itchy skin. It is rich in Vitamin E. Cocoa butter’s moisturizing properties are also said to be effective for treating mouth sores.
If you’d like to experience Certified to NSF/ANSI 305 by QAI / Gluten-Free / Vegan nourishing cocoa butter that deeply conditions your skin, try Pangea Organics’ Brazilian Brown Sugar with Cocoa Butter Body Polish. Breathe deep and enjoy this euphoric blend of plant essences.
To use the Body Polish, we recommend stirring gently with your finger (the oils and sugar separate when they settle). Apply to the skin with a gentle massaging motion to exfoliate and hydrate. Rinse and enjoy the fresh, velvety-smooth skin newly revealed. Just a reminder this product is not for use on the face. For that, we recommend our Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean and Cranberry Facial Scrub.