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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 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!

by amanda
on 6/13/2014
LOVE IT!
i bought this because my mom developed a skin allergy towards the shea butter. So thank god i waited to order this. because i almost went ahead and ordered shea butter that would have been horrible. i am not allergic to shea but i kinda like using cocoa butter because its like putting chocolate on your skin. it doesnt have a heavy scent which i like but it does have a subtle scent almost like vanilla chocolate. i didnt know i had to temper it so i will need to do that next time i use it for my lotions. my lotions have little beads in them i cant tell if its the cocoa butter or the beesewax, but i dont mind but next time i will make it smoother by tempering it. so five stars will buy over and over.
by Chris
on 6/4/2014
shocked and sad
When I received the items in the mail a couple of orders ago I was dumbfounded and dissappointed that the cocoa butter was not in the form of the original cocoa butter from BrambleBerry I received just a few months ago, nor did it smell as wonderful. I need more cocoa butter but am struggling with ordering from BB again for this item. I guess its personal preference but I really like the look, feel, and aroma of the natural cocoa butter they had before.

Reply from Bramble Berry
Hi Chris! I’m sorry to hear you were slightly disappointed with the cocoa butter you received. We found that many customers preferred the pellet form because it makes the cocoa butter easier to work with. Rest assured that this product is still the high quality, natural cocoa butter you have grown accustomed to. I will be emailing you personally to answer any questions you may have!

by Bill
on 4/13/2014
Two uses
Brambleberry doesn't sell their cocoa butter as "food grade" because their warehouse isn't certified for it. Nevertheless, this scented version of theirs is wonderful for making white chocolate (or dark). It has a terrific scent, which you'll notice as soon as you open the box! Melt it slowly, either in a double oven, or better, if you have a bread-rise setting on your oven. Too hot (like the microwave) will ruin the results. For making soap, the very scent that makes it so great for cooking will permeate your soap. Great if that's what you want - cocoa "flavored" soap, but if you're trying to go for another scent, with the added benefits of cocoa butter, highly recommend using their unscented version.
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