Black Cocoa Butter – Saturday Surprise Special

Posted on October 16, 2010
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Black Cocoa Butter seems the perfect thing for homemade Halloween soap and skincare recipes so it was a perfect choice for this week’s Saturday Surprise Special.

(Try out my Black Cocoa Butter Soap Recipe below.)


Black Cocoa Butter is created right after the pod of the cocoa plant has germinated. The beans inside the pod are roasted, carbonating the shoots inside to create it’s dark, rich chocolate colour.

Black Cocoa Butter is slightly softer than other cocoa butters, and absorbs very quickly into the skin.

Use in skin care formulations requiring a thickening agent that will also create a smoothing & moisturizing effect on the skin.

Physical Specifications

Scent: Smells like cocoa to me. NOTE: The scent isn’t overwhelming and probably won’t come through in final product. Does not come through in soap.

Colour: Cocoa – Dark brown (I sometimes call it Dark Cocoa Butter for this reason).

Absorption: Absorbs easily into skin

Benefits: Great for use as a softening, moisturizing & thickening agent in soaps & other skin care formulations.

Gives a unique colour – excellent for summer time skin care products if you are wanting to make a dark brown product – or use just a little to control the depth of the final product colour.

I like to use cocoa butters in general for their powdery feel – this one has a totally decadent smoothness too it as well.

Besides, it’s just really cool! No cocoa butter collection is complete without black cocoa butter.

Cocoa Butter is often used to help with the prevention of stretch marks. Rich in Vitamin E & anti-oxidants.

Practical Uses…

Nice if used in oils such as olive, jojoba or avocado. Or for a really yummy scent, try it with virgin coconut oil.

Dark Cocoa Butter is like any other cocoa butter – you can use it to moisturize your skin and help with the prevention of stretch marks during pregnancy or any time that rapid weight gain (or loss!) is predicted.

Great for use in recipes when a thicker or harder texture is desired. May also help to counteract against the sticky texture of certain fats, such as shea butter.


I LOVE it in Black Cocoa Butter soap – here’s the recipe.

Storage Recommendations

Store Dark Cocoa Butter in a tightly sealed container, out of direct sunlight. Will have a shelf-life of up to 3 years under proper storage conditions.

On Sale -

Reg Price 14.99: Saturday Surprise Special Price 12.99 -16oz Add To Cart

Reg Price 59.99: Saturday Surprise Special Price 49.99 – 5lb Add to Cart


You can still get it. If you order today, Saturday October 15, 2010, you can use the special

pricing link on the KD8000 My Weigh Scale Saturday Surprise Special page.

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5 Responses to “Black Cocoa Butter – Saturday Surprise Special”

  1. Monika
    Oct 17, 2010

    Can’t wait to try the black cocoa butter, it looks fantastic…I wonder what it will look like in a body butter!

  2. Jenny
    Oct 17, 2010

    Would like to try for soap and body butter

  3. Jan
    Oct 18, 2010

    I made some with it awhile ago and it turned out great. Unfortunately I didn’t put the recipe in my book! I will give it another try and post it soon.

    It doesn’t take much to add colour to a butter, it really is fun to have something a little different. It’s got lots of possibilities for a summer butter too. You do need to watch because it can stain clothes.

  4. [...] this is the last day to grab some Black Cocoa Butter as well. You can order both today [...]

  5. Majeeda
    Nov 06, 2010

    Wow – black cocoa butter? I would love to try that!


  1. [...] this is the last day to grab some Black Cocoa Butter as well. You can order both today [...]

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