Cocoa Butter FAQs (NEW)

March 28, 2016
cocoa butter

What is Cocoa Butter?

Cocoa butter is a vegetable fat naturally found in cocoa beans and is used in the manufacture of chocolate, and as a natural ingredient in skin care products.

Cocoa butter, like all fats, is composed of several fatty acids. It has approximately 25% palmitic acid, 3% linoleic acid, 35% stearic acid, 35% oleic acid, and 2% other fatty acids. Stearic and palmitic acids are saturated fatty acids, oleic is a monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, and linoleic acid is an omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid.

How is your Cocoa Butter made?

Cocoa butter is mechanically pressed from roasted, winnowed, and milled chocolate liquor. Prior to pressing, the cocoa butter is centrifuged to remove any remaining solids. It is identical to the cocoa butter used in food products, since we obtain ours from a producer of fine chocolate.

How is NOW® Solutions Cocoa Butter used?

NOW® Solutions Pure Cocoa Butter is a natural moisturizer that’s safe for use on even the most sensitive skin types. It’s topically applied and often used for dry, tight skin.