Cocoa Butter is a natural vegetable fat that is made from the Cocoa Bean. The Cocoa Bean grows on a cocoa tree and is also used to make chocolate. The raw, unrefined Cocoa Butter has a very rich chocolatey smell.
Cocoa Butter is high in fatty acids and known for its ability to nourish and hydrate your skin. When using Cocoa Butter on your skin, the fat creates a protective barrier over your skin, and this will keep the moisture inside. It also assists with skin elasticity.
Function in CP Soap:
Cocoa Butter can be used in Cold Process soap to create a harder bar of soap, meaning it will last longer as well as provide moisturising benefits to your soap. We recommend using no more than 15% of Cocoa Butter in your recipe as this will make your soap too hard and cause your soap to crack/crumble.