I use deodorized Cocoa Butter in my lip balms, body butter, and lotion wands. This is a very nice quality, though it could be a bit more deodorized, as the purpose for buying deodorized is so that the chocolate scent does not compete with the scent of your products.
Blossom offers very good quality deodorized Cocoa Butter in bulk. It is light yellow color solid with very mild and pleasant chocolate-like odor for versatile application.
Cocoa Butter is extracted from cocoa beans. Cocoa beans are cleaned, fermented, roasted, and pressed. After that process, Cocoa Butter is separated from cocoa powder. Cocoa Butter contains a high proportion of saturated fats, derived from stearic and palmitic acids. It makes an excellent skin moisturizer. Saturated fats are especially beneficial for healing dry, cracked skin because they are easily absorbed and remain on the skin for hours, which helps restoring moisture. This very important for lip balms. Cocoa Butter contains compounds called cocoa mass polyphenols. Polyphenols are powerful antioxidants that help diminish signs of aging and soothe skin rashes. They help improve skin elasticity and skin tone.
Natural butters like Shea or Mango have natural tendency to turn in to grainy texture. This does NOT mean the butter has gone bad or turn rancid. When a butter, such as shea or mango, is heated the fatty acids separate from one another. Then if it cools slowly, these fractions stay separate causing the butter to go grainy. (This happens during shipping in warm weather). Gently melt the butter, and then rapid cooling or freezing may help to reduce/remove graininess.
For detailed technical info, please read following articles.
Shea butter: How to prevent shea from going grainy
Formulating With Exotic Butters
Skin Care Hair Care
Nail Care Lip Care
Baby care Sun care
Lightweight fat Low melting point
Highly Moisturizing Emollient
Anti-ageing Protect skin and hair
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