Cocoa, Absolute

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Cocoa, Absolute

COCOA GHANA/ IVORY COAST THEOBROMA CACAO description The chocolate aroma is known to reduce stress and anxiety. It may also help reduce appetite cravings and addictive issues. We offer this absolute for those who want a food-grade chocolate essence in their personal care products such as soaps, lotions and salves. Absolutes are solvent extracted products. The maximum level of ethanol (grain alcohol) in this Cocoa Absolute is 1.9%. According to EWG's Skin Deep, "Potential risks from ethanol in personal care products are significantly smaller than the health risks posed by the consumption of alcoholic beverages." Absolutes are solvent extracted products. They are produced by a multi-step process which involves first extracting the flower (or other biomass) with a non-polar solvent such as hexane. After the hexane is evaporated, a waxy product is obtained called the concrete. The concrete is then extracted using a polar solvent such as ethanol, a grain alchol such as Vodka. The polarity of ethanol allows extraction of the volatile aromatics from the concrete while leaving behind the non-polar plant waxes which don't dissolve well in ethanol. Finally, the ethanol is evaporated to leave behind the absolute, which will typically have 1-5% ethanol remaining in it and sometimes a trace of hexane, depending on the method used. When hexane traces remain, they are present in parts per million. To offer some perspective, a chemist wrote that a burning a typical paraffin candle disperses 10-100 grams of petrochemical contaminates into the air of the room. Blends well with Vanille Peppermint Rose Cinnamon Bark Nutmeg Sandalwoods Tangerine Wild Orange Patchouli Terms of Use Customers should purchase products from Essential7 with the clear understanding that all products must be used at the customers own discretion and only after referencing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and all other relevant technical information specific to the product. Essential7 shall not be held responsible for any damages to property or for any adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm) caused by insufficient knowledge or the improper use of a product. The user of the product is solely responsible for compliance with all laws and regulations applying to the use of the products, including intellectual property rights of third parties. As with any manufacturing process, Essential7 strongly suggest small lab scale testing for evaluation purposes prior to full commercial manufacturing. The information on the Essential7 website is obtained from current and reliable sources but makes no representation as to its comprehensiveness or accuracy. Nothing contained herein should be considered as a recommendation by Essential7 as to the fitness for any use. As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of Essential7 no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained. The liability of Essential7. is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential loss. Essential7 shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. Please note, the International Federation of Aromatherapists do not recommend that Essential Oils be taken internally unless under the supervision of a Medical Doctor who is also qualified in clinical Aromatherapy. In addition, Essential Oils must be properly diluted before use in order to avoid any damages to property or adverse physical effects (including injury or bodily harm). *All of our oils are for external use only. CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS ESSENTIAL7 Certificate Of Analysis Sheet COCOA ABSOLUTE - THEOBROMA CACAO LNP Ref#: 4864 Production Date: 10-22-10 Botanical Origin: GHANA/IVORY COAST Lot#: 1010/1 Product Information Extraction Method: SOLVENT EXTRACTED, ALCOHOL Parts Used: BEAN Shelf Life: 2 YEARS Analysis Specifications ================================================================= TEST...................................VALUE ================================================================= Appearance.............................Conforms to Standard Colour.................................Conforms to Standard Direct Odour...........................Conforms to Standard Olfaction Retro Nasale.................Conforms to Standard Olfaction retro nasale: 0.01 in 100 water Solubility w/w.........................Conforms to Standard 10% w/w in ethanol Residual Solvents: ethanol.............1.080000%

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