The Benefits of Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter comes from the cacao bean which is found inside the cocoa pod that grows on from the cacao tree. (pronounced ca-cow) The cocoa pod is a large gourd-shaped fruit and inside, 30 to 40 cocoa seeds are found. These seeds must be fermented, dried, roasted and pressed, releasing the vegetable fat from the beans, which we know as cocoa butter. It has rich chocolate smell that stands alone or blends well with sweet orange essential oil.
Benefits to Skin
Antioxidants: Cocoa butter is high in antioxidants, which help fight of free radicals. Free radicals are causes of skin stressers and signs of aging.
Stretch Mark Reducer: Cocoa butter is widely noted to help reduce stretch marks. There are no guarantees, but it seems like the secret tip is shared with every pregnant woman in the world. And many women claimed regular use of cocoa butter was what kept their stretch marks away. People also say it has helped heal scars.
Deep Hydration: Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids and hydrates the skin deeply.
Sensitive Skin Healer: Cocoa butter has been noted to help skin irritations such as eczema and dermatitis.