Cocoa Butter (Refined Deodorized)
Cocoa Butter (also known as cacao butter) is a natural, cream colored vegetable fat extracted from cocoa beans during the process of separating the powder and liquor from the bean. Our Cocoa Butter is sourced from Ghana, but due to lack of processing facilities in the cooperatives of our source, our Cocoa Butter has been refined and slightly deodorized in a food processing facility in China to reduce the chocolate smell. Although it is refined, our Cocoa Butter is carefully processed to retain its therapeutic properties.
Common Uses: Cocoa Butter has been used to heal and moisturize skin that has been exposed to the elements. It also helps reduce the formation of stretch marks during pregnancy by keeping the skin supple. It makes a wonderful ingredient in lotion bars, lip balms, body butters and soaps. Cocoa Butter is one of the most stable fats known and it contains natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity. This butter is very hard in consistency.
Lotions & Creams: 5 - 20 %
Balms: 5-100 %
Bar Soaps: 5 - 20 %
Hair Conditioners: 1-5 %
When adding butters to creams and lotions, it might be necessary to gently warm them until the texture can be incorporated into the final product. Using a hand blender, create a vortex with your cream or lotion and drizzle your melted butter to fully incorporate. For addition in soaps, the general rule of thumb is 1 tablespoon per pound. As with most raw materials, results may vary, so we strongly recommend small, lab scale batches prior to any commercial manufacturing.
Shelf Life: This butter should be stored in a cool dark place and has a shelf-life of 1 year when stored properly
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