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 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.
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.
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