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Organic Cocoa Butter (Expeller-pressed, Unrefined) - 8 oz

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Mountain Rose Herbs certified organic, unrefined cocoa butter is trade certified through the Fair for Life program. This organic cocoa butter is suitable for food and cosmetic use, and makes an exquisite ingredient within culinary products, especially chocolate.

As an unrefined cosmetic or herbal treatment cocoa butter, it is naturally rich in Vitamin E and also contains cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP), a substance that inhibits the production of the immuno globulin IgE. IgE is known to aggravate symptoms of both dermatitis and asthma. For centuries pregnant women have used pure cocoa butter for stretch marks - both prevention and treatment. Cocoa butter is also a folk remedy for burns, cough, dry lips, fever, malaria, rheumatism, snakebite and wounds. It is reported to be antiseptic and diuretic.

To Make Cocoa Butter Suppositories

You can also use cocoa butter to make suppositories. First you melt the cocoa butter in a small bowl, placed inside a larger bowl of very hot water. As you stir the cocoa butter around, it will melt. When it is melted, mix in any other desired ingredients and then pour into suppository molds and allow to harden at room temperature. Once hardened, quickly flash the mold under hot water and then slide the suppositories out onto a sheet of wax paper. Allow the suppositories to harden again and then store in a glass jar in the fridge or in a cool room.

Benefits of Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter contains natural antioxidants that give it a long shelf life of over 3 years. It is naturally rich in Vitamin E as well as a number of other vitamins and minerals. Vitamin E helps to soothe, hydrate, and balance the skin and also provides the skin collagen which assists with wrinkles and other signs of ageing. Cocoa butter also contains cocoa mass polyphenol (CMP), a substance that inhibits the production of the immuno globulin IgE. IgE is known to aggravate symptoms of both dermatitis and asthma. For centuries pregnant women have used cocoa butter formulations to prevent and treat stretch marks, but this pleasant-smelling substance is added to countless other topical preparations.

Lotions and oils containing pure cocoa butter are often used in aromatherapy massage to promote relaxation and the feeling of well-being. Research indicates that massaging the skin with cocoa butter may help relieve stress, boost the immune system, and even prevent cancer. This is because, like chocolate cocoa butter contains a lot of CMP, and there is some evidence that the CMP in cocoa butter may also help prevent heart disease and ease arthritic symptoms. Cocoa butter is mainly used is a thickening agent and is a common ingredient in lipsticks, soaps and emollient creams. It is also a folk remedy for burns, cough, dry lips, fever, malaria, rheumatism, snakebite and wounds. It is reported to be antiseptic and diuretic.

Using Cocoa Butter

Pure cocoa butter is one of the most stable, highly concentrated natural fats known, and melts at body temperature so that it is readily absorbed into the skin. Since cocoa butter absorbs so quickly, it immediately relieves dry and irritated skin. There are many different uses for cocoa butter, including:

  • Add a spoonful to your bath water for a luxurious and healing experience. Especially helpful for those with dry or itchy skin, or sore muscles. Try adding lavender or chamomile essential oil as well, or an herbal infusion made from soothing herbs.
  • In massage, cocoa butter is beneficial for overexerted muscles or for dry skin.
  • In soaps, cocoa butter has a conditioning effect that adds a good lather. Try incorporating organic cocoa butter into your handmade soap recipes.
  • Use cocoa butter for stretchmarks during pregnancy to keep the skin supple. It may also be used after giving birth to reduce stretch marks.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Here's What Jini Says

If you're convinced you only need a little bit of cocoa butter, then this size is ideal. HOWEVER, I will tell you right now that it is a hassle to grind/scrape the cocoa butter out of this jar! You have to use a sharp knife and kind of cut and scrape at the same time to carve out slivers/chunks to use. It is MUCH easier to get the larger size with the loose wafers of cocoa butter. You can use cocoa butter to make suppositories, or homemade chocolate, or my Chocolate Cashew Butter Fudge If you're making your own protein bars, you may also want to try adding in a bit of cocoa butter - not only is it a healthy fat, but the mouthfeel/texture is gorgeous. You can also store your cocoa butter in the fridge and it lasts a few years. http://shoppe.listentoyourgut.com/organic-cocoa-butter-wafers-expeller-pressed-unrefined-1-lb/ We have been using this pure cocoa butter to make into suppositories - it is the base for both our FissureHeal and HemorrHeal suppositories. But you can even just use it alone to lubricate the rectum and make bowel movements easier.

To make your own cocoa butter suppositories, place about a teaspoon-sized chunk in the palm of your hands and warm it using the heat from your hands. Roll it around as it begins to soften and gradually form it into the size and thickness you want for suppositories. Then lay these on wax paper to harden.

The other way to make suppositories is to melt the cocoa butter in a small bowl, placed inside a larger bowl of very hot water. As you stir the cocoa butter around, it will melt. When it is melted, mix in any other desired ingredients and then pour into suppository molds and allow to harden at room temperature. Once hardened, quickly flash the mold under hot water and then slide the suppositories out onto a sheet of wax paper. Allow the suppositories to harden again and then store in a glass jar in the fridge or in a cool room.

Of course, because this is pure cocoa butter, it is also suitable for food or cosmetic use. So you can use it in homemade chocolate recipes, or skincare or cosmetic recipes as well.

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