Cocoa Butter (also known as cacao butter) is a natural, cream colored vegetable fat extracted from cocoa beans during the process of separating the powder and liquor from the bean. Our Cocoa Butter is carefully processed to maintain its purity and natural properties.
Common Uses: Cocoa Butter generally has a soft, sweet cocoa aroma and it is one of the most stable fats known. It has been used to moisturize skin that has been exposed to the elements, and to keep skin supple. It makes a wonderful ingredient in lotion bars, lip balms, body butters, and soaps. Cocoa Butter contains natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity. This butter is crude, so very hard in consistency, and its natural range may comprise a light to darker colour, and a medium to stronger scent like a strong bitter chocolate.
When adding butters to creams and lotions, it might be necessary to gently warm them until the texture can be incorporated into the final product. Using a hand blender, create a vortex with your cream or lotion and drizzle your melted butter to fully incorporate. For addition in soaps, the general rule of thumb is 1 tablespoon per pound. As with most raw materials, results may vary, so we strongly recommend small, lab scale batches prior to any commercial manufacturing.
Caution: Overheating this product will impact its fragrance. Please melt at as low a heat as possible while stirring gently, and use as soon as it is melted.
Shelf Life: This butter should be stored in a cool dark place and has a shelf-life of 1 year when stored properly.
IMPORTANT: All New Directions Aromatics (NDA) products are for external use only unless otherwise indicated. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, and it should not be used by anyone who is pregnant or under the care of a medical practitioner. Please refer to our policies for further details, and our disclaimer below.
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Rating: I love the scent of this cocoa butter. I melt it with other butters and oils to make lotion bars. I also use it in my body butters and hot process soaps. The texture is great and it has been wonderful for my skin!
Rating: I believe that you've changed your supplier of cocao butter because when I first starting ordering cocao butter from NDA it was a nice quality and I could kind of take it or leave it. But, this new cocoa butter is so amazing! Straight chocolate out of the jar and performs amazingly in all products. I will never order my cocoa butter from any other supplier as long as you keep this same qualit of cocao butter. The price is on point too! Absolutely love every thing about this butter. I wish I could give it 6 stars!
By:Stephanie, New York, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Aug-2012
Rating: Love this butter! The scent is so rich and powerful. Just a very nice quality product and makes my body creams feel amazing on the skin. My customers absolutely love the body creams I make with this cocoa butter. The best I've tried!
By:Stephanie, New York, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Aug-2012
Rating: Wow!! So delicious and smooth, I could eat it up! This would be fabulous in any body butter, lip balm...you name it! You can't beat the price.
By:Mikaila, Port Ludlow, Washington Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Aug-2013
Rating: Love this coca butter. Opening the container, I was hit with the most luxurious cocoa scent. Works perfectly in lip balms, whipped body butters and soaps. if using in whipped butters, add slightly more [about 2 Tbsp.] oils to the mixture than the recipe requires: cocoa butter is hard at room temp and you want an smooth consistency for body butters.
By:Kristen, Gardena, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Sep-2013
Rating: I make the loveliest peppermint cocoa lip balm with this - it smells just like a Thin Mint girl scout cookie! Very pleased with it and reading the reviews, I can't wait to make some lotion.
By:Victoria, Union Grove, Wisconsin
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 10-Jun-2013
Rating: This cocoa butter smells so good, and works wonderfully in my whipped body butter. I'm getting ready to try a lip balm with it.
Rating: This is a wonderful product. I use it in CP soap, lotions and lip balms. The scent is very appealing and the moisturizing properties are great. Love it!
By:Stacey, Paris, Illinois Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 20-Nov-2011
Rating: Cocoa butter is the best way to treat dry, w.eather wrecked lips. I am very satisfied with this product.
By:Tiffany, Morrisville, Pennsylvania Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Dec-2012
Rating: I recently purchased the 1 lb. jar of Cocoa Butter. I was pleasantly surprised to smell the natural scent of the cocoa butter. It is everything I was looking for in the 100% natural form. I see where the possibilities are endless using this great product. Will purchase again.
Rating: This butter is a staple for almost everything I make from hair butters to body butters to lip balms and even lip gloss! The smell is heavenly! It also helps to reduce skin irritation and redness as well as even out skin discoloration. I've been using cocoa butter for years to reduce stretch marks and scars. You can barely see them now! Did I mention the smell is heavenly? Great quality NDA!
By:Christine, Brooklyn, New York
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 15-Aug-2011
Rating: Oh, this cocoa butter smells delicious! When I first opened it I couldn't stop sticking my nose in the canister, it was so good. Makes a yummy lip balm! Highly recommend the 2.2 ounce size; it's a good deal and cocoa butter has a long shelf life.
By:Andrea, Katy, Texas Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Mar-2011
Rating: I used this butter on my feet, they were so dry, now they are nice and soft. What I also believe is great about this butter, is it is a dry chunk, you can keep a piece in your purse, in a little bag, and it won't spill or get squeezed out of a tube accidentally. Besides it is all natural, no carcinogenic chemicals to worry about. Men will love it, because it doesn't have a sweet smell, good for those dry rough hardworking men's hands. Give them a jar of pieces for the shop.
By:Marcia, New Auburn, Wisconsin
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Nov-2012
Rating: Love the smell of this butter, good buy.
By:Marta, Ajax, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Strong scent and works wonders for the skin! I've had dried chapped lips for a long time regardless of the weather/climate, and tried many lip balms in the past but none worked too well. However, this cocoa butter, combined with shea butter, bees wax and little amount of carrier oils healed my lips in just 3 days! My lips are now soft and plumpy :) I also love that this hard butter is already in small pieces for the ease of use. Just ordered more to make some for my grandma who uses lip balms more than I do!
Rating: Wonderful in soaps, body butters, lip balms, anything! Smells just like cocoa and gives everything a cocoa-smell. Fantastic and a must!!
By:Kelly, North Babylon, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 21-Jan-2012
Rating: Love this product! Its easy to use and smells yummy!
By:Emilee, Brampton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: The previous reviewers are ALL right on target. This is first class butter!
By:Manon, Rawdon, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This butter is LOVELY. We use it in our soaps, lipbalms, and lotions - and always get great results! It smells AMAZING and feels even better on your skin! We've purchased it numerous times and it never disappoints!
By:Laura, Niagara Falls, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: White chocolate. That's what I thought when I first opened the bottle, and why not? It looked like it, it smelled like it, and felt like it, too. A friend of mine even said that she would have eaten a chunk if she didn't know any better. =D
At room temperature, it is quite soild, unlike the creamy and buttery NDA's Shea Butter 100% natural (Ghana). However, rubbed on the skin, it melts fairly good with your body temperature and leaves a velvety feel.
Rating: I love this butter. I use it in quite a number of my products. The chocolate scent is wonderful and it can be used in so many different ways. Very versitile butter.
By:Gillian, St. Catharines, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I use this Cocoa Butter with ND's Lotion base, Body Butter, and in my soaps. It makes for a fabulous lotion that I cant keep in stock due to high demand. It leaves your skin soft and silky. It also helps with problem dry skin by hydrating it, and locking in the moisture. My customers love how they can wash their hands, and yet they are still soft and silky from the lotion I create using New Direction products. I also use this body butter in my soap as well by melting it down and adding it to my Melt and Pour soap Base. When using the specially blended soap your skin is super soft.
Thanks New Directions for carrying such superb items!
Rating: May I do another review, 2 years later ? This butter is the best of all. I often buy it and it is always fresh; the smell is so strongly chocolaty, it is a perfect marvel. I use it in a whipped body butter, in lotion bars, in soap, lip balms. Always good results. I just love it.
By:Louise, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This cocoa butter is wonderful. It smells delicious and it is of high quality. Will definitely purchase again. The way it is in chunks is handy, as another reviewer mentioned.
By:Natalia, Edmonton, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I really like that this butter comes in chunks, it makes it so easy to work with. It doesn't smell like I thought it would, but I think that's because I've never used the natural butter (only the stuff from the store with added fragrances). It does smell exactly like a hunk of nice dark chocolate. It's really nice stuff.
By:Stacey, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I love the scent of this, so exotic. You can't go wrong with cocoa butter, it will moisturize right away. Mixes well with other foody scents.
By:Michele, Montreal, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Wow. I can sit there and smell this all day. I add this to my body lotions for a decadent treat upon every application!
By:Erica, Maple, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: has a very strong cocoa scent. good in cp soaps but the cocoa scent is too strong to mask in butters unless that's the scent your leaning towards.
By:Derek, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Jul-2011
Rating: It smells like chocolate! melts well and gives a nice scent to my lotion..love this product!
By:Heather, Miami, Florida Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Mar-2011
Rating: This cocoa butter is lovely with a subtle chocolate fragrance. I used it for the basis of a chocolate mint lip balm.
Rating: This is by far my favorite Butter. It smells wonderful and seems to be my best seller with friends and family. I can't get enough and will be buying a bigger amount next time. I wish all butters smelled this rich and good.
Rating: Smells just like chocolat with some great nutty undertones. Love it. It comes in small chunks - makes measuring for CP soap easy. Great product for many applications - but I think I'll order some deodorized for use in CP soaps with lighter EOs as the cocoa smell tends to overpower.
By:Amy, Sept-Iles, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Used in a warm hair mask with good results to fuller softer hair. As an added bonus the scent is a cross between coffee bean and dark dark chocolate. The smells lingered in my home and in my hair.
By:Kristina, Hamilton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Love love love the aroma! I'm thinking of making a lip balm with it!
By:Linh, Sterling Heights, Michigan
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 14-Nov-2010
Rating: This is wonderful, quality cocoa butter. When I ordered it I expected it to smell like chocolate (I guess white chocolate) since I had never used pure cocoa butter before. Little did I know that it has a rich, deep dark cocoa scent. I took a piece of the pure butter and rubbed it in my palms to melt it, and it was wonderful! Quite a joy to use, just as it is! It will be fun to experament with.
Plus the shipment was very fast. Thank you New Directions Aromatics for the great quality, and great priced cocoa butter, and for giving me the opportunity to get it.
By:Ashley, Ottawa, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: What a wonderful butter! I love using this unrefined! It gives an awesome chocolate like scent without using any added fragrances. I love using this butter in lip balms, creams, and soaps. It also helps harden soap bars.
By:Heather, Colorado Springs, Colorado Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 26-Aug-2009
Rating: Such a wonderful natural product! It smells heavenly, is easy to handle, and can be used in so many products!
By:Az, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This is a wonderful cocoa butter. It does have the traditional chocolate scent, and that's a plus! I use it in everything. Great packaging too and the price is right.
By:Juanita, East Burke, Vermont Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Sep-2008
Rating: I love this butter! It has such a nice chocolately scent. I rub it as is on my big pregnant belly and also use it in making creams. Such a deep hydration for the winter too. The only downside, I want to eat it!
By:Roxan, Saint Jean Sur Richelieu, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Smells like strong Dark Chocolate, but, sent does not linger very long, really evens out the skin tone.
By:Lori, Wall, New Jersey
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Aug-2010
Rating: This smells awsome! I use it in lip balms, body butters and CP soap.
By:Melissa, Brampton, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: I LOVE the smell and quality of this butter! It make beautiful massage bars!
By:Crystal, Blackie, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Absolutely the best! Love the scent and the texture for CP soaps! They came in broken up in chunks so it's very easy to scoup them out -- a very thoughtful gesture.
By:Yixi, Victoia, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This stuff smells wonderful, especially when you add extra cocoa absolute and benzoin. I had no idea how popular it was going to be with my customers. I had to turn around and buy more almost immediately!
By:Brook, Alameda, California Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Feb-2010
Rating: Can I eat it??? Smells like a chocolate candy bar! Every time I open the jar I get a chocolate craving!
By:Kristie, Portsmouth, New Hampshire Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Nov-2009
Rating: Every time I open the container I have an uncontrollable craving for hot cocoa! The scent is just amazing. Love that the butter is broken into manageable easy to use pieces. Used in a natural body butter that smells deliciously like chocolate. As always NDA quality & price is unsurpassed
By:Terry, Toronto, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: This butter smells fantastic I made lip balms and whipped body butters with this and I'm a newbie at making products for myself. I used cocoa butter as the only butter in the lip balm mixed with orange oil for a chocolate orange flavour, I use it at night and sleep with it on and my lips are so soft in the morning. Don't use the orange in sunlight though just for reference.
By:Patricia, Burlington, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Nov-2005
Rating: Yum! This cocoa butter smells just like chocolate. It's also very rich and healing, and is an excellent quality -- very fresh!
By:Laura, Lakeville, Massachusetts Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Mar-2009
Rating: OMG!!! I am in love with the natural smell of this cocoa butter. I didn't know it was suppose to smell this chocolatey.
Rating: This has a luscious buttery aroma with a hint of white chocolate, it does to me anyway. It is yellow and is fabulous in cp soap as well as lotion. I love the big jar it comes in too.
By:Shannon, Schenectady, New York Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Jan-2006
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