The raw cocoa butter or oil (bot theobroma cacao) is hard, brown, palatable, distinguished by aroma of cocoa. It is a perfect cosmetic ingredient, incomparably softening the skin.
Theobromine, an alkaloid of cocoa beans, gently stimulates the nervous system. It positively affects muscles, kidneys, and the heart.
Cocoa products act as good diuretics. Besides, expanding blood-vessels ones may lower high blood pressure. Researches of Argentinean scientists show, that various extracts of the cocoa butter annihilate bacteria, which induce suppurative inflammations and sepsis (carbuncles, furuncles, abscesses).
Mothers melt the cocoa butter in milk and give children for cough.
• cherishes, softens leaving as soft as silk;
• protects, helps to avoid to early aging;
• regenerates your skin.
It is ideal for dry, chapped skin, which lose elasticity and brightness.
The cocoa butter is used on its own or as ointment after adding oil of shea butter, cocoa palms, macadamias, simmondsias. The cocoa butter scents cosmetics products and can be mixed with mint, orange and other citric essential oils, as well as vanilla extract and cardamon essential oil.
The recipe of chocolate cream for the entire body, a wonderful cosmetic product, a reminiscent of aroma of our favorite chocolate:
- Cocoa butter – 1 tablespoon (20 g)
- Non-rafined oil (for choise) – 2 teaspoon (10 g)
- Hidrolat (for choise) – 1 desert-spoon (15 ml)
- Essential oils (for choise) – 5 drops.
Put a bowl with the cocoa butter into water bath and melt it, then mix with oil drops, add a hidrolat and essential oils and whip entire mass with a small whisk or a spoon. Use still warm. (Insufficiently whipped cream will exfoliate when get cool and congeal. Use up before long.)
- Process: Cold pressed
- Dry skin
- Mature skin.