Fair Trade Sierra Leonean Cocoa Butter
Fairly purchased from cocoa farmers in Sierra Leone, this organic butter benefits the skin and the planet.
From the Gola rainforest to your skin
Lush sources this cocoa butter from an organic supplier. They have been investing to help restore Sierra Leone's Gola rainforest by opening farmer field schools that teach regenerative agriculture. They support local farmers by giving them access to these schools, helping them obtain Fair Trade and/or organic certifications, and by selling their butter worldwide at a fair price.
What are the benefits of cocoa butter for your skin and hair?
- As an emollient, it softens and moisturises the skin.
- It conditions the hair, improving shine and combability.
- It contains oleic acid, a mono-unsaturated fat that is highly compatible with sebum and helps the butter to be absorbed quickly.
What are the benefits of cocoa butter in a product formula?
Cocoa butter contains stearic acid, a skin-softening fatty acid that acts as an emulsifier. This means that the butter helps bind oil and water together, preventing products from separating. Combined with the solid nature of the butter, this emulsifying property creates tight emulsions that leave no room for microbes to move and grow, helping products to remain fresher for longer.
For even more details on cocoa butter and how it’s made, please visit this dedicated page.