Cocoa Butter Pastilles: This oil is a hard solid at room temperature, making the term "butter" a bit misleading. It is an edible vegetable fat that is obtained from cocoa beans, and it has a very mild chocolate-y aroma. Cocoa Butter is one of the most stable fats and also contains natural antioxidants. It is reputed to provide a barrier that helps retain and restore the moisture in your skin. This butter is different than our other butters like Mango or Coffee Butter which are soft to the touch. If you hold a piece of solid Cocoa Butter against your skin, it will start to melt in the way a chocolate bar does, but stays solid at room temperature.
Note: To avoid crystallization when melting cocoa butter, it is best to temper it. It's simple to do: raise the temperature on your melting cocoa butter slowly, over 45 minutes. Then, turn the heat off, cover the cocoa butter and let it cool for approximately 10 minutes. Use this method to achieve smoother lotion and lip balms.
These pastilles have a fairly light scent. If you are interested in a stronger scented cocoa butter, check out our Cocoa Butter Chunks. If you would like cocoa butter with no scent, check out our Deodorized Cocoa Butter.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed ButterCommon Name: Cocoa Butter
Why does Cocoa Butter crystallize?
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Arice Miranda! I'm sorry you were disappointed in this product and had to switch suppliers. I completely understand! Our Cocoa Butter does have a very faint scent due to the extra steps taken to make them into the easy-to-melt pellet form. We prefer the ease of use and smoothness of the Cocoa Butter Pellets than other kinds that have a stronger smell but are more difficult to work with. Though, these pellets aren't for everyone, especially those looking for a super strong cocoa scent.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Jana! I'm sorry you were disappointed in this product. You're right the pastilles Cocoa Butter do not smell as strong as other refined versions. Though we still definitely detect a cocoa scent. The very mild scent is purposeful as Cocoa Butter can have a less noticeable scent because of its differing forms, like the pastilles.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Kristine! I'm sorry this version is not your favorite! We love our pastilles Cocoa Butter and how easy it is to melt and blend in the pellets! Though, it does have a very mild scent as noted in the product description. This is purposeful as Cocoa Butter can have a less noticeable scent because of its differing forms, like the pastilles. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
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