Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is a stable and dry butter, making it ideal for use in some of our self-preserving formulas. It can be used in combination with other natural butters to create rich blends. Cocoa butter works with the other natural ingredients in our massage bars to melt over the skin, making it supple and smooth. We use it across our entire range of products, including skin and haircare for its moisturizing and conditioning properties.
The cacao tree yields dark red or brown pods which in turn each yield up to fifty seeds. To make cocoa butter, the seeds are fermented to remove their bitterness, then cleaned, roasted and cracked. The resulting cocoa nibs are ground to a thick, oily pasted called chocolate liquor. The fat removed from the liquor goes through high pressure to separate the cocoa butter and cocoa powder. It's rendered into a creamy colored cocoa butter. Unlike most fats, the butter is not greasy, it has a hard consistency and smells like chocolate.