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.)
INFORMATION ON BLACK COCOA BUTTER
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.
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.
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.
BLACK COCOA BUTTER SOAP RECIPE
I LOVE it in Black Cocoa Butter soap – here’s the recipe.
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.
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DID YOU MISS LAST WEEK’S SATURDAY SURPRISE SPECIAL?
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.