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5 Ways to Use Cocoa Butter On Your Skin

My first experience with cocoa butter was when I was about five years old.  My Grandmother had a bottle of Palmer's Cocoa Butter lotion and gave me a small dab to rub into my hands. The scent was intoxicating to me.

I've graduated from store-bought cocoa butter creams, that are typically short on cocoa butter, to the real stuff. And let me tell you, the real stuff is heavenly.

What Is Cocoa Butter?
Cocoa butter is the rich butter harvested from the seed of the cacao tree. Pure, unrefined cocoa butter is creamy beige in color.

While those cocoa butter lotions may include real cocoa butter, they aren't 100% cocoa butter. Pure unrefined cocoa butter is easy to find at most health food stores.  It's inexpensive too -- less than two dollars for a one ounce stick. Of course, you can get larger quantities at online soap making suppliers.

Cocoa butter is very hard and solid at room temperature. It's melting point is a lovely 98 degrees, body temperature. So, you can …

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