Cocoa Butter is a completely natural ingredient that will do wonders for your skin. This recipe was originally designed as a Belly Butter recipe for expecting moms to prevent stretch marks. It quickly turned into one of our most popular recipes because cocoa butter is good for a variety of things including diminishing stretch marks, scars, fine lines and dark spots. It also helps relieve and heal skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Note: If you are in a rush and just need the recipe itself you may skip to the bottom of this article to see our tutorial video 🙂
About Cocoa Butter
Cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil, is a pale-yellow or light brown solid fat extracted from the cocoa bean, primarily grown and harvested in North America. Cocoa beans are removed from the large cacao plant, they are then roasted, stripped and pressed to separate out the fat, known as cocoa butter.
This butter is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids that deeply penetrate the layers of skin to moisturize, improve elasticity and protect it. Its properties make it effective in smoothing or diminishing scars, wrinkles and stretch marks. It also helps relieve and heal skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
Shea Butter is a comparable product in terms of effectiveness on healing skin conditions, we compare the two butters in this article.
Cocoa Butter is a very hard butter and smells like delicious rich chocolate. It has a melting point of 88 -101 ° F so melts at skin temperature.
Our Cocoa Butter is 100% pure, unrefined, fair trade and cruelty-free. This is a vegan friendly ingredient.
Here is what it looks like:
How to use Cocoa Butter on your skin
Because Cocoa Butter melts at skin temperature, it can be applied on its own as a skin moisturizer by warming a piece of it in your hands and then spreading it onto the desired area of your body.
It can also be used in skin care recipes, to make body butters, balms, salves, soaps and more. With cocoa butter being one of the main effective ingredients in belly butter, stretch mark and scar creams on the market today (but only included in a small percentage), you can see why using this to make your own creams in a much higher concentration would do wonders for the skin.
Whipped Cocoa Butter Recipe – With Real Vanilla Beans
You will need:
2 oz Coconut Oil
4 oz Jojoba Oil
Vanilla Bean (optional)
1. Place Cocoa Butter in a double boiler on low heat until completely melted
2. Remove from the heat and add coconut and jojoba oil
3. Mix together and whip on low speed
4. Optional: cut a vanilla bean in half (lengthwise), remove pulp from the center and mix this in
5. Cover the mixture and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours, until it is mostly solid (soft to the touch and a small amount of liquid remaining).
6. Using an electric blender, whip the mixture for several minutes until it increases in volume and is light and fluffy
7. Scoop into your jars or final containers
Uses and Benefits
Use this whipped cocoa butter as a body deep moisturizer, on stretch marks or areas where stretch marks may form. It will help prevent and diminish unwanted marks and maintain your skin so it feels soft and has a healthy glow.
I hope this recipe does wonders for you, as it has for many, leave a comment below with your feedback and any questions you may have.
Whipped Cocoa Butter Video Tutorial
As promised, here’s the video version of this recipe. Enjoy!