It is easy to attribute cocoa to a glass of hot chocolate or cocoa beans. Also, people make the mistake of thinking that cocoa butter is mostly for dark-skinned humans. Cocoa butter, just like other body butter (shea, avocado, kokum), is for everyone and all genders. The skincare benefits of all body butter are endless. It is best to know what works for your skin type and when a product should be used; is the cocoa butter best for your morning or nighttime routine? This article will be a helpful guide on the benefits and uses of cocoa butter.
What is cocoa butter?
Cocoa butter is an after product of the cocoa bean. It is the butter harvested from the seed of the cocoa tree. To separate the butter from the bean, it goes through the process of roasting and stripping. Cocoa ben contains phytochemicals responsible for making the skin smooth and healthy. The cocoa powder is the consumable part of the cocoa bean, while the fat gotten after separation is for the body. This butter contains fatty acid, which hydrates the skin. Among its benefits, it contains natural plant compounds that repair the skin and protect it from UV rays’ harmful effects.
It is safe to know that some of the lotions containing cocoa butter are short on them. Buy your cocoa butter from us and use it as a DIY supply for other products to promote skin nourishment and elasticity.
The following are the health benefits of cocoa butter
1. It is a body butter
Cocoa butter is a non-greasy butter that melts into the body quickly. Cocoa has a melting point of 98 degrees which is the same as the human body temperature. It moisturises the skin and protects it from damages. It is the best choice for most people because this butter balances the skin tone and boosts elasticity. If you have dry skin, you can start using cocoa butter now because it lubricates the skin. The fatty acid in cocoa butter makes it a rich plant butter and the best moisturiser. It is also suitable for people with sensitive skin.
2. It reduces stretch marks.
Cocoa butter is gentle on the skin, unlike the over the counter fade creams people recommend for stretch marks. It contains vitamins E, which fades scars and heals the skin. It also contains vitamin K and other fatty acids like linoleic, oleic and palmitic acids. These acids lubricate the skin. Cocoa butter also repairs the skin while creating a protective healing layer for the skin.
3. It serves as a lip balm.
If you struggle with dry or chapped lips, cocoa butter is the perfect product for you. It has ultra-moisturizing qualities that leave your lips tasting and smelling better. You can make your lip balm with a few ingredients like cocoa butter, beeswax pastilles, raw honey, peppermint oil and cocoa powder. It gives the best chocolate lip balm and heals any wound on the lip quickly.
4. It is anti-ageing
One of our favourite features of This butter is that it reduces wrinkles and fine lines. It contains antioxidants that reverse premature ageing. To make an anti-ageing night cream, you can mix the butter with any essential oil (preferably jojoba oil). The results are easy to see after a few weeks of application. It is high in antioxidants and helps to fight off damages caused by using the wrong products. It also fixes radical damages vitamin giving you a more youthful look. Need to look a few years younger than you are? Add our cocoa-butter to your cart today.
5. It soothes skin conditions.
Cocoa butter has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe itching and dry skin. It also locks in moisture which makes it suitable for eczema and psoriasis. It is best to apply cocoa butter directly to the skin immediately after a shower. Give your skin time as a result it does not pop up immediately.
You can make soap or lotion out of your cocoa-butter. It is also the perfect DIY supply vitamin and works perfectly for your hair.
Remember to always run a test patch and know your skin type before using a new product. It is easier to use the cocoa butter alone than to mix with other oil. Have you used cocoa-butter alone or as an ingredient in a product? Share with us!