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.
Ingredients:Botanical Name: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed ButterCommon Name: Cocoa Butter
Why does Cocoa Butter crystallize?
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Rashida! I'm sorry you were disappointed when your Cocoa Butter arrived melted. With the entirety of the US experiencing record high temperatures, many ingredients which maintain a solid form at room temperature are melting in transit. This is because all natural oils, butters, waxes, etc have a melting point. Once temperature reaches the product specific melting point, it will begin to liquefy. The cocoa butter pellets have a melting point of about 100 F. If your package reached this temperature at any point during transit, the butter would definitely melt. No worries though, the butter is still fine to use. For more information on this check out our Soaping in the Summer Heat blog post.
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.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Carolyn! I'm sorry you're not a fan of our Cocoa Butter in pellet form. Our new lots of Cocoa Butter coming in will include the Deodorized Cocoa Butter in chunks that you know and love! I will email you personally to discuss this further.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Eryn! I'm glad you found our Cocoa Butter easy to work with! Though I'm sorry you were disappointed with the lack of scent. 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. We do have Bulk Cocoa Butter that has a much stronger scent you may like. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
Terah from Bramble Berry replies...Hi Lee! 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. We do have Bulk Cocoa Butter that has a much stronger scent you may like. I will email you personally to discuss this further.
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