Cocoa Butter is a rich aromatic butter pure prime pressed from the seeds of the Cacao Tree (Theobroma cacao). The Cocoa Butter is run through the press, which separates the Cocoa Butter (Cocoa Fat) from the Cocoa Seeds. Pure means there are no additives, and Prime Press means this Cocoa Butter is made by first press from Cocoa Beans.
Starwest Cocoa Butters are pure food grade, have a rich pleasant chocolate aroma, and can be used both as a culinary ingredient or in cosmetic products. It also contains natural antioxidants that actually prevent rancidity. In addition to its well-known skin regeneration properties, Cocoa Butter is a high quality emollient, a skin softening and moisturizing agent and can help the skin retain moisture. It is an excellent moisturizer with a rich and creamy, thick consistency commonly used in cosmetic products including sunblock, body care products, cold process soap making, lip and bath balms.