You often hear about it. You know the smell of it. When you walk into a room, you can pinpoint who has it on…but do you know this much about it? Let’s find out…
Cocoa beans are often used for the extraction of their vegetable fat commonly known as cocoa butter. The beans are characteristically aromatic—a familiar scent to many a nose. Cocoa butter takes after its bean’s strong and distinct aroma. The butter, like the bean, is edible—yum! And is typically used in everyday consumer-grade chocolates. Although edible, this butter is not advised for consumption in large volumes or increased frequency, as it is very high in calories.
Besides being delicious, edible, and aromatic, cocoa butter has powerful skin health properties; it’s great for anti-aging and anti-inflammatory uses; moreover, it can be used for maintaining and/or improving hair quality.
Rich in antioxidants such as stearic and oleic acids, cocoa butter is effective in blocking the effects of free radicals on the skin—enhancing skin health, reducing wrinkles, aging spots, and scaring. Cocoa butter is great as an anti-inflammatory agent as well. It provides relief from inflammation and soothes the skins—pacifying you and having you smelling lovely.
In addition to reducing inflammation of the skin, this butter is ideal for moisturizing hair. It’s effective in improving the health and appearance of your hair with consistent use. Increased and reasonable moisturizing of hair results in reduced hair loss and promotion of hair growth! Try cocoa butter if you haven’t. Your glowing skin and healthy locks will have you gleaming in no time.