Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter

What It Does

Ante up the moisturization in your formulas with Organic Fair Trade Cocoa Butter. Cocoa butter relieves skin dryness and helps improve skin elasticity. Our cocoa butter is filtered and deodorized to remove impurities and reduce the strong, natural chocolate aroma, making it perfect for products you would like to add fragrance. Cocoa butter is known for its high oxidative stability due to antioxidants and vitamin E, so enjoy a long shelf life!

Oh, did we mention our Organic Fair Trade Cocoa Butter comes in easy-to-use wafers?

How It's Made

Fruits are collected from organically grown trees. The seeds are removed and then roasted. The roasted seeds are expeller pressed and mechanically filtered to reduce the strong chocolate odor and dark color so the cocoa butter can be used in cosmetic products.

Nut Free
Nut Free
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
People and Planet
People and Planet
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter

People and Planet

Completely Biodegradable
Certified Organic (USDA)
Certified Fair Trade USA

Geographical Origin

South America

Ingredient Origin



Emollient, Stiffens Formulas

Types of Formulas

Lotions, Creams, Butters, Soaps

Use Level

1 - 25%

Color / Odor / Appearance

Light Yellow / Light Cocoa / Hard Wafer


Oils, Butters, Waxes

Melting Point

85ºF - 95ºF

Percent Active


Natural Index ISO 16128



Store in closed container in a dark, cool place.

Shelf Life

See retest date on Certificate of Analysis.


For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

Regulatory Documents

Safety Data Sheet
Certificate of Analysis Lot 23F032

Sold in ounces by weight. See our Terms for full warranties on safety & regulatory.

Why It's Special

Our cocoa butter is sourced from South America, where cultivating and processing cacao beans has been in practice for millennia. Our convenient wafer form makes it easy to work with.

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Fruits are collected from organically grown trees.


Seeds are removed, then roasted.

Expeller Pressed
Expeller Pressed

Removes butter from the roasted seeds.


Mechanical filtering reduces strong chocolate odor and dark color.


Butter formed into wafers for easy use.

Soft and Supple Lotion Bar

Soften skin on the go with a solid lotion bar. Fair Trade Cocoa Butter nourishes with a subtle cocoa-y scent, while Sustainable African Beeswax helps the bar to solidify. Tapioca Starch is the secret weapon, reducing any greasy after feel and providing the skin with a beautiful sheen.

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Double boiler
Silicone mold with desired shapes

Skill Level: Easy

Makes 200 grams. Number of bars varies depending on the mold used.

1 Sunflower Oil (Spectrum) 35.0%  70.0 g
2 Sustainable African Beeswax 30.0%  60.0 g
3 Fair Trade Cocoa Butter 15.0%  30.0 g
4 Organic Shea Butter 17.0%  34.0 g
5 Tapioca Starch (Bob's Red Mill) 3.0%  6.0 g
TOTAL 100%  200.0 g

Prepare a double boiler with water in the bottom pan and add ingredients 1-5 to the top pan. Begin heating the mixture to 175ºF with light stirring, trying to break up the clumps of Tapioca Starch. You may need to use a whisk. Keep the temperature at 175ºF for 10 minutes while stirring diligently. Everything should be melted.

Turn off the heat and continue to stir for 5 minutes. Pour mixture directly into the silicone mold. Allow the shapes in the mold to solidify slightly before transferring to the refrigerator to completely cool.

Once cool, pop the shapes out and store at room temperature. To use, warm the lotion bar up in the hands or rub on the skin and massage.

INGREDIENTS: Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tapioca Starch

This recipe is only a representative formulation to serve as an example of how these ingredients can be used. It is not a commercial product. Please conduct own testing as this formulation has not been subjected to testing for either performance, efficacy or safety.

Before handling ingredients, read all product information and safety data sheets for the ingredients to understand any handling instructions, safety precautions, and disposal instructions.