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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 Cocoa Butter is a premium quality, 100% natural butter that is pure prime pressed and possesses a beautiful cocoa aroma. 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 Cocoa Butter is well suited for formulation within a wide array of personal care formulations. The firm, primarily saturated composition of 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, Cocoa Butter nourishes and promotes healthy, resilient hair.

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

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, Cocoa Butter is typically used in formulations at up to 80%. However, Cocoa Butter can be used at any percentage up to 100%.

Please Note: During transit, vegetable butters may possibly melt or partially melt. Some butters may crystallize if they resolidify too slowly. This does not impact the quality or usability of the butter. Most of our customers are artisans and personal care manufacturers that melt vegetable butters for incorporation into personal care products. A grainy texture only affects those customers that have the desire to use butters "as is." Click here to learn how to eliminate crystallization

About Our 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.

Botanical Name: Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
Extraction Method: Pure Prime Pressed
Shelf Life: 2 - 4 Years
Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 188 - 200
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.138
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.194

Documents: Safety Data Sheet   Specifications

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Wholesale Pricing: [wholesale pricing info]
  4 fl oz., $5.54
  16 fl oz., $9.13
  64 fl oz., $31.30 Temporarily Out of Stock
  1 gal., $52.16 * Temporarily Out of Stock
  55 lbs., $309.65 * ^ Temporarily Out of Stock


*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: Inez

Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Location: Clementon, NJ

Comments: I love this Cocoa Butter. It smells delicious! My body butter turned out great.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Linda

Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2015

Location: North Hampton, NH

Comments: Love this product and the price! Thank you!

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Kelly

Posted: Friday, October 23, 2015

Location: FNWL Employee

Comments: The chocolate aroma of this cocoa butter is scrumptious! I wish I could rate it higher than 5.

Rating: 5 out of 5

Reviewed By: Debbie

Posted: Friday, September 18, 2015

Location: Sykesville, MD

Comments: Great, thank you.

Total Number of Ratings: 38

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