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Great for stretch mark prevention
I’ve tried a lotta beauty products for stretch marks, but this simple ingredient has been the most effective. I’ve been using this product for a month. No stretch marks on my 38 week baby bump…so far. Some marks that I had before pregnancy have faded considerably, but of course, they’ll never disappear completely. After melting a chunk in the microwave, I rub this in for at least 10 seconds over each area, 2 to 3 times a day. The whole process doesn’t take more than 5 minutes each time, but I’m on maternity leave and in no rush. The residual I apply to elbows and knees. I smell like a milk chocolate bar afterwards, which is awesome.Of course, everything is relative, so it should be mentioned that I watch what I eat, exercise lightly everyday, and drinks gallons of water a day. And even then, I know I can still get stretch marks and even noticed some dimpling on my thighs…ARGH. Being a woman ain’t easy….
First, this product got shipping quite quickly. I placed the order on Friday afternoon, and received it on Monday. Amazing.Secondly, it smells like a dark chocolate bar. Delicious. It looked weird when I opened it, I thought maybe it had molded and formed little colonies, but its just the way it is. It wasn’t mold, just the regular shape. The product itself is super hard, I am using this to make deodorant, so I ended up scraping it out with a metal spoon to add to my mixture. You could probably microwave it, but I do not own a microwave. The product will melt on your skin when rubbed in.Good purchase, good price, would buy again.
It smells like white chocolate!
I love this product! It smells just like white chocolate, and it melts on your skin. It is greasy, however, so you might wanna add it to your favorite moisturizer. I actually got it to make lipbalm, but can’t help but use it on my skin too. Recommended!
What I expected
This is exactly what I expected and I would purchase again. Nothing is better than the smell of cocoa butter.
It did not come in that color jar it was white. It smelled like true cocoa butter but it was extra hard… Good buy
Best Cocoa Butter I’ve Ever used
I set the jar on my gas stove (not on the burners) but the pilot light warms the top of the stove which brings enough heat that melts some and softens the rest of the cocoa butter.This cocoa butter actually stopped my facial skin from being oily. When I use no oil on my face it becomes really oily, but when I used this cocoa butter my skin is soft without being oily at all, and I haven’t broken out either.This is the best cocoa cream I’ve ever used.
Overall I liked the product, which I use in my body lotion making. Scent is a bit stronger than others I have used – it will over-power any fragrance you put in your lotions – at least it did with the scents I use. The product is extremely firm – difficult to "dig" out of jar. However, melts very well and melds well with other ingredients in my lotions that I have to melt down. But, it moisturses very well and at times I have used it directly on cuticles and as a foot massage butter … nice!
I just love, love, love the smell of this product! It is so wonderful! I am a bit embarrassed to say this, but the smell of this Cocoa butter is like an Aphrodisiac to my senses. I was rubbing some on my mate and the next thing you know, we had to get busy because the smell of it was just really arousing to me. I can’t explain it.. No other product (not Shea butter, not almond butter, not coconut oil, not jojoba oil, etc) has this type of effect on my olfactory senses as does the smell of this Cocoa Butter. I will admit, this stuff is hard as a rock. There is absolutely no way that you think you are going to open this and stick your fingers in it to grab some. Not happening. Since the weather is cold right now I use a little space heater and I just sit it in front of the heater (about 12 to 15 inches) on a book and when I am ready to use it in the morning, it’s good to go. When it’s melted it is very runny so be careful not to get the stuff into your carpet because it will get rock hard and you’ll have a hard time removing it. Despite all that, I will definitely buy this again!Update 10.25.13I’ve found an effective way to keep this product from getting rock hard. For a couple of months now, I’ve been mixing the Cocoa Butter with Now Organic Coconut Oil and its has definitely solved the rock hard problem of this product.I usually mix 1/3 to 1/2 coconut oil with this jar of cocoa butter and it becomes a smooth and creamy consistency that you can dip out with your fingers. If you are interested in trying this out, you will have to find the perfect ratio of cocoa butter to coconut oil to suit your preference, but it does work great.
It’s ok. this was the first time i had ordered this product so I wasn’t really sure of what to expect. It was crumbly and the smell is really strong. I really prefer the shea butter so I don’t think i will order this again.
You gotta love it when someone says, wow, your hair smells like chocolate
Because this is what this product smells like. And I love it it. Be warned this stuff is hard as ROCK. My advice get a butter knife, turn on the hot water, run the knife under it till it’s hot, then start breaking it up into usable pieces inside the jar. That way when you want to use it (you’ll have to melt it; I do 15 sec bursts in microwave – don’t fry it, don’t zap it till it bubbles you’ll ruin the integrity of the product) you can more easily work with it. But mixed with some unrefined shea butter or any other kind of highly concentrated butter and you have a wonderful all over moisturizer. And you get to smell like chocolate. LOVE THIS STUFF!