Ingredient Love: Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter is one of my favorite ingredients to work with because it's incredibly moisturizing, hypoallergenic, and smells like chocolate!
Cocoa butter is an edible pale yellow vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. In its unrefined form, it's rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E. florapothecarie uses unrefined, Certified Organic, and Fair Trade Certified cocoa butter for the best possible quality. This means the people harvesting it are paid fair wages and there is no chemical refining process to bleach, remove the scent, or strip the cocoa butter of its amazing moisturizing properties and lovely chocolate-buttery scent! (I can't imagine why anyone would want to do that!)
Well known for its moisturizing properties, cocoa butter melts on contact with our skin and creates a barrier that locks moisture in and keeps environmental toxins out. It's remarkable at preventing and healing stretch marks, scars, burns, and chapped skin due to its high antioxidant content. This makes it a great ingredient to have around for new and nursing mommas!
You'll find cocoa butter in our 100% organic Whipped Body Butter and Coco Balm. Pro tip: Once I use the Whipped Body Butter on my body, I'll sometimes use what's left over on my hands to smooth down fly-aways, soften my hair, and prevent frizz. Our Whipped Body Butter also makes a great tattoo balm or nipple balm for nursing moms.
Coco Balm is a 100% natural, 100% nourishing vegan lip balm. Unlike many popular brands, Coco Balm actually restores moisture to your lips with Certified Organic ingredients like Jojoba Oil, Coconut Oil, and Cocoa Butter, and Vitamin E Oil. Coco Balm is made with plant-based candelilla wax, so it is vegan-approved!