Cocoa Butter, Food or Medicine?
Cocoa butter is edible let us start there so whether or not it is a food or medicine will be up to you, the creator and the uses chosen by you. Welcome to your life and control over it.
Did you know Cocoa butter is used to make chocolate?
it is an emollients used as well as for some ointments, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals. It is a moisturizer used to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations (such as diaper rash, skin burns from radiation therapy). Cocoa butter is a decent source of vitamin E, which benefits your body in many ways. Vitamin E supports vision, reproduction, and the health of your brain, skin, and blood. Cocoa butter contains a high amount of fatty acids, which make it well-suited as a primary ingredient in skin cream.
Cocoa butter has a cocoa flavor and aroma. Its melting point is just below human body temperature. Cocoa butter, also called cacao butter, has the flavor and aroma of cocoa and any "cocoa product" is defined as a food product that is sourced from cocoa beans and contains "cocoa nibs, cocoa liquor, cocoa mass, unsweetened chocolate, bitter chocolate, chocolate liquor, cocoa, low-fat cocoa, cocoa powder, or low-fat cocoa powder. Cocoa butter is considered a vegetable fat and can be used in cooking in both sweet and savory recipes. Cocoa butter, also called theobroma oil, is a pale-yellow, edible fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is used to make chocolate, as well as some ointments, toiletries, and pharmaceuticals.
We use cocoa butter in some of our soap bars to harden and add moisture, the smell is just like chocolate.