Our Organic Raw Cacao butter is extracted directly from the Cacao bean, our Cacao Butter is a nourishing pure organic oil which can be used for cooking, baking or even applied directly onto skin as a natural moisturiser.
Cacao Butter is the natural fat extracted from Cacao Beans and what gives chocolate its smooth silky texture and taste. Boasting all the goodness of Raw Cacao and especially resistant to high temperatures, Cacao Butter provides a healthy cooking alternative for sweet or savoury dishes.
Make an abundance of delicious, delectable desserts, or even make a super nourishing body moisturiser! YES, this really works – a lot of the high street body butters contain Cacao butter, but why pay those prices when you can have the fun of making your own. – experiment using different aromatherapy oils and fragrances.
Prevents Skin Dryness and Peeling – Cacao butter makes an excellent skin moisturizer, plus it does more than just hydrate the skin — it helps actually heal it from the inside out too. It’s a great source of natural antioxidants that are found in cacao beans (the same kinds found in real, dark chocolate that are tied to benefits like heart health and improved cognitive functioning). Saturated fats are especially beneficial for healing dry, cracked skin because they’re easily absorbed and remain on the skin for hours.
Natural hydrating products also tend to cause much less irritation for people with sensitive skin while still locking in moisture, since they’re free from additives, fragrances, colors and dyes used in most commercial products. To use it on your skin to treat or prevent dryness and peeling, try mixing it with other beneficial products like essential oils or argan, castor or jojoba oil.
If you prefer the more liquidy texture of coconut oil and its tropical smell, you can also blend pure cocoa butter and coconut oil together. If you have extra sensitive, dry skin (such as eczema), always use pure cacao butter and perform a patch test first to make sure you don’t have a sensitivity and wind up developing any negative reactions.
2. Heals Chapped Lips One of the most popular ways to use cacao butter is on the lips, especially in homemade lip balms. It can be used with essential oils like grapefruit, vanilla, orange or peppermint oil to make flavorful lip palms that are also hydrating for delicate skin.
Cacao butter is an emollient, which means it adds a protective layer of hydration to your lips, useful for blocking the effects of very cold temperatures, sun damage or indoor heat, which can leave your lips dry.
Fights Signs of Aging Cacao butter contains compounds called cocoa mass polyphenols, which some studies have found can help diminish signs of aging, plus soothe sensitive skin suffering from dermatitis or rashes. Polyphenols are types of antioxidants that promote health both internally when eaten and when used topically on the skin. Cacao’s polyphenols have been found to fight various chronic diseases, degeneration of the skin, sensitivities and even cell mutations.
Research shows that its polyphenols have several positive indicators for skin health, including improved skin elasticity and skin tone, better collagen retention/production, and better hydration. When comparing cacao butter to commercially available products, both showed positive results, but only cacao butter is free from potentially harmful or irritating ingredients.
Soothes Burns, Rashes and Infections – Rub a small amount of pure cacao butter into burnt skin to help skin replenish. Just make sure it’s pure and doesn’t contain any alcohol, fragrances/perfumes or other additives that can lead skin to become even more inflamed and sensitive.
It’s is even gentle enough to be used as a natural treatment for eczema or dermatitis. It’s also a rash natural remedy.
Makes a Great Shaving Cream – You can use Cacao butter in your tub to shave and hydrate skin at the same time. It melts easily in warm water and won’t clog your drain. Use a small handful before shaving to prevent nicks and to leave just-shaven skin feeling nice and smooth. After showering is another great time to slather it on, since heat opens up pores and makes it absorb products better.
Helps Improve Heart Health – While saturated fats used to be frowned upon and blamed for contributing to heart problems, today researchers know that plant-derived saturated fats are actually beneficial for reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. The polyphenolic components found in Cacao butter have been shown to help lower inflammatory markers involved in atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which is why cocoa is now considered an anti-inflammatory food. Cacao also seems to help with lipid (fat) metabolism and is linked with a decreased risk for vascular events, such as a heart attack.
100% Raw Organic Cacao Butter
What do I taste like?
It is white in color and has a rich, buttery texture that resembles white chocolate in taste and appearance.
Overall, it doesn’t really taste like much, but does have the smell of delicious chocolate!
Is your Cacao butter free from any nasties?
Yes, all of our products at Earthy nourishment are absolutely GMO FREE, Organic, Natural, Naturally Gluten free and in some cases, Raw. ♥