Get to Know: Cocoa Butter

What is Cocoa Butter?

The Theobroma cacao tree is indigenous to the tropics of West Africa and South & Central America.  Also known as Theobroma oil, cocoa butter is a pale yellow, edible fat that is fermented, dried and extracted from cacao beans.  The beans grow in pods which can contain 30-50 beans which are fermented and dried.  Each of those beans contains 40-45% cocoa butter! 

Cocoa Butter Nutrition Facts

  • Vitamin E: Is a natural collagen booster. This allows cocoa butter to help diminish stretch marks, lessen the appearance of scar tissue, improve the skins elasticity and allows the skin to heal more effectively.  It also contributes to collagen production which in turn also aids with improving the elasticity of the skin.

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