Product Rating: 4.8/5 (As per 75 Customer Reviews)
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: The best cocoa butter I've purchased, and the cheapest, hands down. Cocoa butter goes along way in body butter formulas and is just a purely excellent product for skin and for so many skin conditions. It would surprise you how many scents can be enhanced by it's natural chocolatey scent of the pure/crude compared to refined - love to use it with oranges and mints are just a couple.
By:Joanne, Edmonton, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Mar-2013
Rating: Unbelievably awesome! I still can't get over the delightful chocolaty scent every time I open the container. Easy to work with and my customers are delighted with the lotion bars I make with it.
By:Lisa, Calgary, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Dec-2016
Rating: It has a sweet CHOCOLATE smell. It smells EXACTLY like chocolate. It dissolves well and isn't as greasy as other butters I have tried. Get the deodorized version if you plan to mix with other essential oils. If you are going for a warm comfort smell, mix with vanilla.
Rating: I am so impressed with this butter, smells heavenly
By:Tiffany, Brantford, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Aug-2011
Rating: Wow, the scent of this butter is just amazing, such a great addition to lotions! It give such a great chocolate aroma to anything it's added to, I'm so happy to have this on hand, thank you!
By:Mary Anne, St. Hubert, Quebec
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Jul-2016
Rating: fabulous butter, love the strong chocolate scent...great for body butters (and if you add peppermint EO,the body butter smells like chocolate chip ice cream)..melts well, i love it and i am going to order it again!
Rating: This stuff smells amazing and is great to work with.
By:Kristina, East St. Paul, Manitoba
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Nov-2016
Rating: Lovely chocolate scent to this butter. I use it in my chocolate mint body butter and the smell is absolutely DIVINE! one of my best sellers
By:Harmony, Souris, Prince Edward Island
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jan-2015
Rating: This is my first time using pure cocoa butter and I am in love with this product. It smells amazing and I've used it in lip balm, body butter, and a lotion bar so far. I really can't get enough of this product. I'm very impressed with the quality NDA provides. THANK YOU!!!
By:Melanie, Calgary, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Aug-2016
Rating: I just received my products and I lovvvvvvve this cocoa butter!:) it smells so yummy!:) like chocolate:) I had to use it right away!:) I made coconut lip balms:):) Thank you very much!:)
Rating: This cocoa butter has an incredible scent. I couldn't believe it! I used it at 15% in my CP soap. On the rack the cocoa scent is very faint, but when you get it in the shower you can really smell it.
Love Love LOVE this product! Thanks NDA!!!
By:Jaclyn, Calgary, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Jul-2013
Rating: It's smells so divine! I find cocoa butter to be a hit or miss with the scent and this one is definitely a HIT. I love the chocolately smell. It melts extremely well and combines beautifully with other products. I've used it with a few recipes and each one has worked out wonderfully. I only wish that this came in an organic option, but until then, I'll be sticking to this one. Great job NDA! :)
Rating: Love the chocolatey scent of this crude butter! I understand that deodorized is sometimes desired but I tend to use this butter in formulations that allow the natural scent to come through.
By:Elizabeth, Markham, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 04-Nov-2015
Rating: I've just received this cocoa butter and it's lovely. Smells nice and chocolaty :)
By:Eva, London, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Mar-2009
Rating: I LOVE this cocoa butter! I use it in my body balms and lip balms and my customers always comment on how amazingly chocolatey they smell. If you're looking for the strong scent this one is for you, if not then you might want to avoid it!
Rating: The smell is absolutely incredible, and strong. I can't stop smelling it. I could have never imagined it could smell this much like chocolate..... and not just any chocolate scent..... the richest, purest, sweetest chocolate you can imagine. Wish it was a bit cheaper but I'm sold!
By:Jaclyn, Calgary, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 25-Jul-2013
Rating: As always, fantastic. It's very hard so I won't be using it from the container, but it will be great blended down into a lotion or a lip balm.
As a forewarning to any potential buyers though, if you DO NOT like the smell of coffee/dark chocolate this is not the product for you. My house smells amazing!
By:Christie, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 27-Dec-2013
Rating: Love this butter! It smells great, melts great and is a fantastic addition to any handmade beauty products
By:Zachary, Chalk River, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jul-2014
Rating: Smells so yummy. Will buy again. Hope you still carry the 1kg.
By:Pam, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 01-Jan-2015
Rating: Well...the batch that i got smelled so strong like burnt coffee. Customer service was good at tracking batch and noting that i was in fact correct. But too much hassle to switch it for a new batch cause i would have to wait for new shipment. Regardless of odor product was naturally good.
Rating: My fave cocoa butter! LOVE the smell. Sometimes I just stand in my work place smelling out of the container mmmm. Love how the cocoa scent comes out in everything I make with it. Awesome results on my skin to (I have super dry/sensitive skin). Great price to. I have been purchasing this cocoa butter from NDA for as long as I can remember.
By:Heather, Abbotsford, British Columbia Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Mar-2008
Rating: This product smells solo amazing you wanna eat it.
I'm using this for my body butters and i probably wont need any frag oil.
Rating: Can't get enough of this butter and the smell! so happy I tried this butter and happy I ordered a lot of it!!
By:Alicia, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Sep-2013
Rating: I LOVE this butter. As soon as I opened the container I thought I died and went to come kind of cholatey heaven! My daughter thinks her new body butter smells like "cupcakes" and a pregnant friend couldn't get enough of the richness of this product. My products do 't use perfume and how fantastic is it to have this rich of a scent that is all natural? Chocoholics will LOVE this!
Rating: I absolutely love this butter and the smell that comes with it! It smells divine and delicious! Makes me want to eat it. It works beautifully in body butters without any added scents because it's so powerful on its own. Smells like lovely chocolate, and it's the best thing to use for pregnant women who can't use essential oils as it still smells amazing on its own.
By:Marta, Ajax, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 22-Apr-2012
Rating: I like this butter, except for the smell. Like the other customers I will purchase the deodorized version next time. The butter is lovely though, sinks through skin, not oily and great for my hair.
Rating: Love the butter - NOT the scent. Ew! NO matter what I put in it, the chocolate seems to seep through. It's worse when I use EOs that go with coocoa (vanilla, for one) - like they ENHANCE the smell! Next time I will purchse unscented.
By:Megan, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 08-Aug-2012
Rating: This butter is so rich and luxurious! I love it in my body butter blends and all of my customers love the light scent!
By:Nadia, Kitchener, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Feb-2012
Rating: This made a great whipped body butter, smooth and non greasy. Easily absorbs into the skin!
Rating: Just received this product. Most likely the best smell. It works great too especially on hair. Doing twists and stuff comes out great. _3 it
By:Maureen, Edmonton, Alberta
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 02-Feb-2013
Rating: Definitely smells like chocolate! I'm finding it difficult to find scents that compliment it. I soppose peppermint would work well but I'm not a fan of peppermint. I used vanilla and my body butter does smell like a chocolate chip cookie. It works fabulous in my body butters and haven't had any issues working with it. I do like that it is broken into clumps. Next time I think I will try the refined, only because I want to play with different scents.
Rating: The previous reviewers are ALL right on target. This is first class butter!
By:Manon, Rawdon, Quebec Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 07-Jun-2011
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
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 18-Dec-2011
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
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 09-Apr-2010
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: 25-Feb-2006
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
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 17-May-2011
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
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Jul-2011
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: 02-Jun-2011
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: 25-Jun-2011
Rating: I can't stop smelling this butter. Love it !
By:Judy, Orangeville, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 05-Jan-2006
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: 02-Nov-2010
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.
Rating: I LOVE this cocoa butter! I use it in CP soaps, lip balms and lotions with great success. It smells divine, too.
By:Michelle, Calgary, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 21-Aug-2009
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.
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: 27-Apr-2010
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
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 24-Jan-2008
Rating: I am not crazy about the natural chocolate smell on it own.
I find my using a peppermint EO , it works the best, as other EOs or fragrant oils do not blend well with it.
By:Marilyn, Newmarket, Ontario Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 11-Jan-2010
Rating: This smells awsome! I use it in lip balms, body butters and CP soap.
Rating: I LOVE the smell and quality of this butter! It make beautiful massage bars!
By:Crystal, Blackie, Alberta Top ReviewerDate: Loyal Customer Since: 29-Sep-2009
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
Date: Loyal Customer Since: 30-Dec-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: 31-Oct-2008
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