Beautifying Benefits of Cocoa Butter
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Beautifying Benefits of Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter has been used for hundreds of years to make chocolates. Today, it is used to help treat stretch marks and scars. It is also used to help keep skin and hair well hydrated and nourished with antioxidants and natural fats. Many people even used cocoa butter to make warm pampering baths that help relax the mind and body naturally.

One of earth’s best remedies for dry damaged skin is cocoa butter. Cocoa butter is the fat that is extracted from cocoa beans. The beans are actually seeds that come from fruit pods that are picked from cocoa trees in the tropical forests in South America. Cocoa butter is also known as cacao butter and it contains many potent nutrients in it that are beneficial to the skin. 

Nutrients in Cocoa Butter

  • Antioxidants
  • Caffeine
  • Fatty Acids
  • Magnesium
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Manganese 
  • Copper
  • Potassium
  • Magnesium
  • Vitamins A, C, E and B complex
  • Proteins

Uses of Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is used to make all kinds of moisturizing body and hair care products such as shampoo, conditioner, lip balm, body butters, lotions, hand creams, foot balms and suntan lotions. However, many people prefer to just get a jar of raw cocoa butter from a whole food store and massage it into the skin to help nourish and protect it that way instead of buying body and hair care products that already contain it.  Others enjoy taking chunks of raw cocoa butter and tossing them into a hot bath and soaking in it to help nourish the skin. 

History of Cocoa Butter

Before cocoa butter was melted and used to make moisturizing body and hair care products, it was used to make chocolates. Chocolates were originally used for medicinal purposes only because they helped treat and relieve depression and fatigue naturally. The reason why chocolate was able to treat and relieve depression and fatigue naturally was because it contained chemical compounds. These chemical compounds had the ability to stimulate the brain so it would release endorphins into the body and make a person feel calm and happy. Today, chocolates are used for those same purposes, but also used as a natural aphrodisiac to help increase libido in both men and women. 

Healing and Protecting the Skin with Cocoa Butter

The reason why cocoa butter is one of earth’s best remedies for skin is that it has the ability to prevent and heal scars, stretch marks, sunburns, eczema, dermatitis, razor burned skin, signs of aging and sensitive dry skin. Cocoa butter can even help maintains healthy skin and keep it well hydrated, nourished and protected from harsh environmental factors such as dry air. Cocoa butter is even useful for healing cracked hands and feet. However, cocoa butter has to be used daily to see any improvement in any type of skin condition. 

Cocoa Butter for the Hair

Now cocoa butter is also very nourishing to dry hair. If you find you have split ends or coarseness in your hair you can always melts some cocoa butter and carefully massage it into the hair and scalp. After, allow the cocoa butter to soak into the scalp and hair for at least thirty minutes. The cocoa butter will help hydrate and repair the damaged hair with the potent nutrients in it. Once you have treated you hair with cocoa butter, wash it out really well with shampoo and use your daily conditioner. Afterwards, you will have soft silky repaired hair that has shine and bounce to it again. 

Precautions

Using raw cocoa butter or cocoa butter body and hair care products can make the shower or tub slippery when you use them to help pamper your body from head to toe so be careful. In rare cases, some people have been known to have allergic reactions to cocoa butter so test a small amount on the arm before using it all over the body. Cocoa butter should not be used to protect your skin from the sun because your skin will still burn. Never pour hot melted cocoa butter directly onto the skin or hair because it will burn you. Overall, cocoa butter is safe and wonderful to use to help keep skin and hair beautiful naturally. 

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