Organic Cocoa Butter
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Organic Cocoa Butter

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The Cacao Tree, Theobroma cacao is a small to mid-size tropical evergreen tree with large, beautiful glossy leaves. The tree produces pod-shaped fruits with colorful red, orange and yellow hard exterior shells that protect the numerous cacao beans that are housed inside. These dark, flavorful beans are rich in nutritive fatty acids, minerals, polyphenols and Vitamin E. The beans are used to produce cocoa butter, cocoa powder and chocolate.

Cocoa Butter has been used within skin and hair care for centuries, originally by those that live within the tropical regions abundant with cacao trees. Traditionally, the butter has been used to soothe, protect and moisturize skin that has been exposed to harsh elements.

Our Organic Cocoa Butter is a premium quality, 100% natural butter that possesses a beautiful cocoa aroma. Our Organic Cocoa Butter is a pure, crushed butter expeller pressed from organic cacao beans. Its composition includes highly stable, natural saturated lipids and antioxidants that give the butter a long, stable shelf life.


  • Highly Stable
  • Cream to Pale Yellow Hue
  • Rich, Characteristic Cocoa Aroma
  • Firm Consistency
  • Natural Emollient
  • Occlusive
  • Anti-Oxidant
  • Typical Melting Point: 34-38 Degrees Celsius (93-100 Degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Typical Fatty Acid Composition:
    • C16:0 Palmitic Acid: 25-30%
    • C18:0 Stearic Acid: 30-40%
    • C18:1 Oleic Acid: 30-35%
    • C18:2 Linoleic Acid: Trace - 3%


Our Organic Cocoa Butter is well suited for formulation within a wide array of personal care formulations. The firm, primarily saturated composition of Organic Cocoa Butter gives it the ability to soothe, protect and moisturize even very dry, flaky and problematic skin types. It helps to keep skin supple and is often used in formulations intended to help reduce the formation of stretch marks during pregnancy. Within hair care applications, Organic Cocoa Butter nourishes and promotes healthy, resilient hair.

Organic Cocoa Butter is solid at normal room temperature and is best suited for incorporation into lotions, creams, salves, balms, conditioners and soaps.

Organic Cocoa Butter is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:

  • Skin Care
  • Hair Care
  • Nail Care
  • Lip Care
  • Cosmetics
  • Baby Care
  • Massage
  • Soap
  • Aromatherapy

Recommended Usage: 1-80%

Because it is solid at room temperature, Organic Cocoa Butter is typically used in formulations at up to 80%. However, Organic Cocoa Butter can be used at any percentage up to 100%.

Vegetable Butter Texture: Vegetable butters may partially or fully melt if they are exposed to warmer temperatures. This is sometimes an issue for natural vegetable butters that are shipped through warmer areas. Some butters may become grainy if they re-solidify too slowly. This is a natural occurrence that does not impact the quality or usability of the butter. Click here to learn how to eliminate the grainy texture.

Vegetable Butter Packaging: Our butters are packaged in airtight plastic containers, not retail packaging. We are a wholesale supplier, and most of our customers use our butters in their product formulations. Butters can sometimes melt during transit, and these containers help ensure that the butters don't leak. For a selection of glass and plastic easy-open jars that are wonderful to use in conjunction with our butters, look to our Packaging section.

INCI: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
Extraction Method: Expeller Pressed
Shelf Life*: 2 - 4 Years
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 188 - 198
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.138
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.193

*Shelf life begins on the date of manufacture and is defined as the average reasonable shelf life of an ingredient when it is stored and handled properly.

Documents: Safety Data Sheet   Specifications

Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  4 fl oz, $7.87
  1 lb, $19.76
  3.5 lbs, $56.92
  7.5 lbs, $102.40
  25 kg, $632.13 * ^


*This item does not qualify for any promotional discounts.

^This product will ship separately.

Customer Ratings and Reviews

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Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Tiffany

Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2013

Location: Miami, FL

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Ovy

Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Location: Glendale, CA

Comments: Superior quality Cocoa Butter.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Farah

Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2012

Location: Singapore

Comments: LOVE IT! I use it 'as is' in my pregnancy. Love it so much. I'm getting an another tub as I've gone through a 16oz tub in 4 months. If anyone is interested in the cocoa butter/stretch mark debate: I'm 8 months along and so far no stretch marks to be seen. Hopefully it stays that way with more organic cocoa butter!

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Crystal

Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Location: Charles Town, WV

Comments: The addition of cocoa butter to my lip balm has my customers raving! I have never been disappointed with anything I purchase from FNWL.

Total Number of Ratings: 5
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