Cocoa Butter Cosmetic Grade Cocoa Butter is an emollient and is recommended for stretch marks, skin softening, wrinkles, chapped hands, lips, pregnant skin, skin irritations. Cocoa Butter is extracted from the seed kernels of the Cacao tree (Theobroma cacao), the source of cocoa and chocolate. It is further refined to yield a tan colored butter with pleasant cocoa (chocolate-like) odor. A relatively hard butter with steep melting curve ideal for body care products. May be used in a variety of cosmetic, toiletry and pharmaceutical applications to reduce cutaneous dryness and improve skin elasticity while imparting a natural color and cocoa odor, desirable in many of today's natural formulations. The butter is of significant commercial importance in foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic applications. The Butter is solid at room temperature, but melts readily on contact with the skin. Cocoa Butter Body Lotion: 1/4 cup grated cocoa butter 1 tablespoon coconut oil 3 tablespoons sunflower oil 11 tablespoons grated beeswax Combine all ingredients, then melt in a glass container in the microwave. Stir well, and continue stirring until the mixture cools. Allow to cool completely, then stir a little more. Spoon into small jars with lids. Cocoa Butter Hand Cream: 2 cups warm water 1 1/2 cup glycerin 1/2 ounce spirits of ammonia 1/2 ounce cocoa butter 1/2 teaspoon boric acid 1 cup stearic acid Combine in a glass or enamel pan the cocoa butter, glycerin and stearic acid. Melt over low heat. Remove to mixing bowl and add ammonia. Stir until milky. Add boric acid to warm water. Add to first mixture. Mix with beater for 10 minutes at high speed. Perfume and color as desired. Age for 2 weeks before using.