Cocoa butter is a pale yellow vegetable fat extract from the cocoa bean. It has a nice chocolately smell and is used not only for making chocolate, but also in many other products like cosmetics, lotions, toiletries and more.

I like to use cocoa butter because of the benefits that it offers; I use it in several Green Gaia products.

Cocoa butter is very moisturizing and can help heal skin issues like eczema and dermatitis. It’s also high in antioxidants and vitamins like A, B1, B2, B3, C, and E. This means chocolate’s healthy right? 😉 It also offers properties that help to heal and prevent stretch marks. Many women use straight cocoa butter or a cocoa butter cream before, during and after their pregnancy because of this.

Green Gaia offers and Organic Scar & Stretch Mark Cream that’s made of cocoa butter and other essential oils to give the cocoa butter a little bump. Check it out!