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Description 

Cocoa Butter:  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.

INCI name: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter.


Why does Cocoa Butter crystallize?

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by Regina
on 4/11/2015
Will you get the old butter back?
Measuring with the new pellets is easy but we did not enjoy the scent at all. I had to go out to the local store to purchase cocoa butter sticks in order to get the smell we like. As for its effectiveness it seems to work almost as well. Hope you get the old cocoa butter back a selection would be nice since I found a company I can trust to ship my items, I hat shopping around.

Terah from Bramble Berry replies...
Hi Regina! Our Cocoa Butter does have a very light scent. We do this so the scent will not conflict with any fragrance used in your final product. We also love how easy these pastilles are to blend into products. I will email you personally to discuss this further.

by Erin
on 3/27/2015
love the pellets!
So happy Brambleberry carries this in pellet form! Allows you to measure exact amounts so pre-melting isn't necessary. Light cocoa scent which I don't think will interfere with fragrance/essential oils. Looking forward to using!
by Sarah
on 2/24/2015
No cocoa butter scent!!!
I was looking for a product with that rich yummy cocoa butter scent. This is NOT it. The description should indicate that it doesn't have that undertone of chocolate smell that many Cocoa butters do... Love everything else I've purchased from Brambleberry but will not ever buy this again. On a good note- if you want Cocoa butter that's close to deodorized this is it! Reply from Bramble Berry Hi Sarah! I'm sorry this Cocoa Butter did not have the chocolatey smell you were looking for!  You're right, it does have a very light scent.  We do this so the scent will not conflict with any fragrance used in your final product.  We also love how easy these pastilles are to blend into products!  I will email you personally to discuss this further. UPDATE: Brambleberry has been spectacular in helping me find what I was actually looking for- scented cocoa butter. Highly recommend working with this company.
by Christopher
on 7/19/2014
Good quality, but prefer the pellets
While this form of cocoa butter smells amazing and works well in the cold process soaps, salves, and lip balms I've made, I much prefer working with the pellets. Are you guys getting the pellets back anytime soon?? I need to order more soon, but I'm willing to hold out for those if it won't be too long.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Christopher! I'm sorry the block of Cocoa Butter isn't your favorite. While it is in a different form, it's still the high-quality, natural Cocoa Butter you're used to! I'll be emailing you personally to discuss this.

by Connie
on 7/12/2014
Disappointed
I prefer the original cocoa butter. The new pellet form doesn't seem to have the same beautiful scent or the creaminess of the original. I get that it might be easier to melt... but I like the original form better.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Connie! I'm sorry the new form of Cocoa Butter is not your favorite. We found that the pastilles melt beautifully and create a creamy texture. I will be emailing you to answer any questions you may have!

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