Updated: Jun 19
Cocoa butter is one of our most important ingredients because we love the qualities it brings to our products. It adds hardness to our soap and gives it a thick, rich, creamy lather. We also use it in our bath melts, along with shea butter, so that they slowly infuse the bath water with a creamy foam to moisturise the skin.
Cocoa butter offers a load of important benefits to skin and hair products. Firstly, it contains several antioxidants called polyphenols protecting skin cells from oxidative stress. Cocoa butter protects against harmful UV rays which contribute to premature ageing of the skin. (Please don't use it as a substitute for sun block, though). It is deeply moisturising and hydrating, being rich in essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, helping to keep skin supple. Many women use cocoa butter regularly during pregnancy to help reduce the possibility of stretch marks, and for many, it is a useful ingredient to heal the skin and to treat rashes.
At room temperature, cocoa butter is solid and brittle, but it easily melts at body temperature, making it a perfectly convenient product ingredient.