Cocoa butter is one of those foods for skin that keeps it healthier, softer, and smoother always. Cocoa has its own benefits for the skin like it keeps your skin well hydrated as it is high in fatty acids. Besides, it acts as a great antioxidant, which helps to fight against free radicals. This way it helps in preventing the signs of aging. Research and studies have shown that regular use of cocoa butter by pregnant women has helped them in getting rid of stubborn stretch marks. It treats the flaky and dry skin and thus, leaves natural dew on the skin, making it glow all the time. One can also use the cocoa butter to control the flakiness of the lips and make them look softer and beautiful.
- 100 grams raw cocoa butter (finely chopped)
- 100 grams virgin coconut oil
- 2 grams vitamin E oil
- 5-10 drops essential oil
About the Ingredients
Its benefits are discussed above.
Virgin Coconut Oil
It hydrates and nourishes the skin, making it softer and smoother. Its regular use makes the skin look glowy year long. Besides nourishing the skin, it is a powerful antiseptic, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory.
Vitamin E Oil
It is used as an emollient to treat extra dry skin.
Essential oil possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-bacteria properties. It soothes the skin and is used for adding fragrance to the body butter.
How to prepare?
Step#1 : Melt cocoa butter, vitamin E oil, and coconut oil together in a microwave or in a double broiler.
Step#2 : Let the mixture gets cool for 30 minutes before you put it in the freezer. Now, put the mix in freezer until the time, it begins to solidify. Generally, it takes 30 minutes for the mix to start solidifying.
Step#3 : As the mix begins to solidify, take it out and whip it with a hand mixer or stand mixer till it becomes fluffy and light. Now, take a clean jar and transfer the contents to the jar and store it. Your homemade cocoa body butter is ready to use.
Importance of Cocoa Butter
Cocoa Butter is extremely versatile and perfect for your body in more ways than one. First of all, it’s ideal for dry skin, flaky skin-soothing any irritation caused by eczema. The butter will smooth out the texture of your skin, adding a healthy by hydrating it with vitamins A, C, and E.
It’s anti-aging, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and crows feet on the eyes and smile line. Cocoa butter will also act as a prevention to aging skin.
The butter acts as a hair mask. When you warm the butter up slightly and use it as a conditioner, it replaces the oil that’s stripped away from previous washes. Perfect for dry and damaged hair to help shine and strengthen it. Leave it on for 10 minutes and wash it off.
Vitamins A, C, and E, found in cocoa butter, are extremely good for the lips. It helps protect them, looking fuller, hiding lines, helping slow down the overall aging of your lips.
Stretch marks are also vital importance in the versatility of this product. Cocoa butter helps prevent and get rid of stretch marks on your skin. It penetrates the surface, then hydrates and moisturize that area, helping with irritation of stretch marks.
Apply it every morning after bathing. For more effective results, use it at night before you sleep. It will nourish your skin the whole night.