Raw & Unrefined Shea Butter
Raw & Unrefined Cocoa Butter
Whether you realize it or not, you’ve probably eaten cocoa butter many times in your life — plus smeared it onto your skin. Cocoa butter (sometimes called theobroma oil) is a natural, meltable oil extracted the cocoa bean. It’s the fat source used to make chocolate, even healthy chocolate, responsible for giving it its alluring, melt-in-your-mouth, silky feel.
Plus, just like other skin-loving sources of healthy fatty acids — such as raw shea butter or coconut oil — cocoa butter is great for naturally healing dry, sensitive skin. Real cocoa butter is completely edible like ours (and has a faint taste and smell similar to dark chocolate), plus it’s also used very often in skin lotions, lip glosses, chapsticks and other beauty ointments. Cocoa beans are a high-antioxidant food, since they contains a significant amount of polyphenol and flavanoid antioxidants. In fact, cocoa beans themselves have been shown to be one of the greatest suppliers of polyphenols in our diets. Some of these antioxidants remain in cocoa butter even after it’s separated from the beans’ solids, which means it’s beneficial for improving immunity, lowering inflammation and improving heart health — all despite the fact it is a once-feared saturated fat.
Uses of Cocoa Butter:
1. Prevents Skin Dryness and Peeling
2. Heals Chapped Lips
3. Fights Signs of Aging
4. Soothes Burns, Rashes and Infections
5. Helps Treat Mouth Sores
7. Helps Improve Heart Health
8. Raises Immunity
Shea Butter vs Cocoa Butter
Since they have similar uses and benefits for the skin, it might really come down to preference when it comes to using shea butter versus cocoa butter on your skin. Both are hydrating, time-old ways to treat chapped lips or skin and prevent future dryness. You can use both on sensitive skin, such at those who have eczema or psoriasis.
Two of the differences are their smell and how they can be used. Many people prefer cocoa butter’s tropical smell over shea butter’s very mild fragrance. On the other hand, shea butter has a neutral smell that means it blends well with other essential oil scents. Cocoa butter is also used to cook with, while shea butter is used only topically on the skin.
Baobab & Shea Body Butter
Our Baobab & Shea Body Butter is Skin Gourmet's flagship product. It was our very first product that we started this company with! The butter is a very simple formulation of Raw & Unrefined Shea Butter, Wild Northern Honey, Cold Pressed Coconut, Moringa & Baobab Oil and Vitamin E. This butter is one of the creamiest and rawest butters you will every experience. It contains absolutely no preservatives, emulsifiers, fragrances or anything the super sensitive skin cannot stand. This cream does not lighten nor darken but rather gives you a flawlessly even skin tone. It is great for healing the skin and for fighting against aging.
Another thing this cream is great for? Say good bye to ashy feet! Use our Body butter in the morning and we guarantee you that by evening your feet will still be well moisturized. This butter will save your feet from embarrassing dry cracked feet.
Our gourmet butter is also excellent for the hair and for conditioning the scalp. This is the only butter you will need that can cater to all of your skin, hair and body's needs. Always insist on a free Gourmet Preserving Spoon when purchasing as we do not recommend using this products with your fingers. The spoon will increase the shelf life of the product.