9/29/22- We have added a 55-pound box of deodorized cocoa butter to our list of options. This specific item is NOT organic, nor is it Fair Trade. This is also a solid box, not wafers. Be sure to select the correct option when adding to your cart.
CTFA Name: Cocoa Butter
INCI Name: Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Organic Cocoa Butter)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Peru
Packaging: Boxes, Bags
Description: Wafers- White, free flowing uniform sized wafers; light to no cooca butter smell; Block-white to light cream solid block; light to no cooca butter smell.
Applications: Skincare, Soap Manufacturing
Refined, bleached and deodorized: Yes, through a physical process only. Please note that even deodorized cocoa butter can have some residual cocoa smell. This cocoa butter is the one with the least amount of smell, and each batch will be slightly different.
Cocoa butter is such a vital ingredient in so many natural skincare products. We carry three different versions of cocoa butter, so you have many to choose from!
Cocoa Butter Deodorized Wafers– this is an ultra-refined cocoa butter. This butter is very white and has almost no cocoa butter smell. All versions of cocoa butter will perform the same way in your formulations, they will all just have a slightly different smell and color to them. Please note that deodorized cocoa butter does not mean absolutely no odor. It means a faint to no odor. Every batch will be slightly different and this is a high quality deodorized cocoa, not a stripped version that no longer has any of the cocoa benefits.
Also, we offer deodorized cocoa butter in wafers or a solid 55-pound block. The solid block is less per pound, but you will have to break it up. That is why the wafers are more expensive-the labor has been done for you!
Cocoa Butter Natural, Conventional, Wafers– this is an un-refined cocoa butter. This butter will be tan to brown in color and will have the yummy chocolate smell of cocoa butter.
Cocoa Butter Natural, Organic, Fair Trade, Wafers– this is my favorite version of cocoa butter. This product comes in small wafers, so it is incredibly easy to use and measure out, and it retains that beautiful chocolate smell and tan color. The tan color of both this cocoa butter and the cocoa butter natural conventional will not affect your product, unless your formula is mostly made of these cocoa butters. Even at that, the color is a very light tan and not a dark brown. This organic cocoa butter is organically grown and certified as Fair Trade, so all growers and harvesters are ensured a fair wage and working environment.
Cocoa butter is a great ingredient to use in any type of personal care product or edible. Cocoa butter has a much higher melt point than coconut oil so you can use cocoa butter to help firm up formulations. Cocoa butter will blend well with any other kind of oil or butter, so mix it with shea, or mango, or jojoba oil, or castor oil. You can use it in a formula that calls for emulsifying wax to create more of a whipped texture. Cocoa butter can also be used all on its own, creating a nice, smooth, non-gritty body butter.
We all know of the anti-oxidant and anti-aging benefits of chocolate. Well, cocoa butter has the same ones! The more natural versions have higher levels of anti-oxidants as they have had less processing than the deodorized version, but they are all great for your skin. Mix in some of our cacao essential oil and you’ll have a chocolate paradise!
Cocoa butter has a naturally high content of both stearic acid and palmitic acid. Both of these are considered key fatty acids and are highly beneficial to our bodies, both when taken internally and when applied topically. Fatty acids are a key component to preventing the signs of aging- chocolate does help those fine lines!
The fatty acids in cocoa butter are what also moisturize the skin. Consider including organic cocoa butter in your lip balms or lip scrubs. Your product will have that slightly chocolate smell and be highly moisturizing while also more temperature stable than when using coconut oil. Cocoa butter also makes an excellent ingredient to use in products designed for eczema and psoriasis. Cocoa butter based products will hydrate the skin without clogging, so the area of affected skin can still breathe and itching will be lessened.
Deodorized Cocoa butter is sold in 1 pound, 5-pound, and 53-pound boxes sizes for the organic, Fair Trade wafers. We do offer a 55-pound brick of deodorized cocoa butter, but this option is not organic, it is not Fair Trade and it is a solid brick, not wafers. Please email us directly for orders of more than 530 pounds.
Short Term Storage: Air tight container. Dark location. Cool room temperature.
Long Term Storage: Removing air from storage container will delay oxidation and rancidity (may need to place in a smaller container). Refrigeration can extend shelf life.
Best Used By: One year from date of purchase.
Shelf Life Once Used in Manufacturing: One year from manufacturing date.
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