Cacao butter is known as theobroma oil. It is the pale-yellow, edible natural vegetable fat of the cacao bean. Cacao butter is extracted from the cacao beans and has a mild chocolate flavour and aroma. Raw cacao butter is made using cold-pressed method, which reserves the natural nutrients to the largest extent. You can add a piece of cacao butter to smoothie, dessert, ice cream or chocolate creation. Cacao butter melts easily and mixed into any type of recipe. This makes it super fun and easy to use.
Cacao butter is a very stable fat, containing natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity and give it a storage life of two to five years. The smooth texture, sweet fragrance and emollient property of cocoa butter make it a popular ingredient in cosmetics and skin care products, such as soaps and lotions.
Cocoa butter is also known as an excellent moisturiser, and has been used to keep skin soft and supple for centuries. It melts at body temperature so that it is readily absorbed into the skin. Cocoa butter is often recommended for treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis.
There is a long usage history of cocoa butter formulations by Pregnant women to prevent and treat stretch marks, but this pleasant-smelling substance is added to countless other topical preparations as well. Lotions and oils containing cocoa butter are often used in aromatherapy massages to promote feelings of relaxation and well-being.
Store in a cool, dry place. Cacao Butter has a high level of stability and a long shelf-life.