Cocoa Butter is a wonderful fat. We use food grade, high quality cocoa butter in our products, the same cocoa butter used in chocolates and desserts to give them taste, body and a silky texture. Ingredients are most important for us here at Olio!
Some people use raw cocoa butter on their skin. In raw form, it is very hard and would need to be melted or at the least softened to make it spreadable on skin. Mixing it with other oils and butters helps it perform better. Some cocoa butter comes deodorized, processed to remove the natural scent. Not ours! It makes our bar soap smell divine, especially when you get to the middle of the bar!
Cocoa Butter shows up in a lot of mass produced skin and body care products. To find out if a product is clean, you must always check the ingredients. Body product labels are regulated, not the contents! We hope this changes in time.
Olio uses organic, raw cocoa butter in our soaps and body butter. Our body butter is made to scoop some out, warm in the palm of your hand and rub it to return it to an oil. This makes this hydrating, buttery spread more evenly. Cocoa Butter is fine for most people to use on their face. However, some skin types may feel clogged after using it on their face.