Cocoa Butter

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In order to facilitate health and wellness Bella Daye strives to use only organic or natural oils that are cold pressed and naturally cultivated.

We use Cocoa butter because it is a multi-purpose oil that is high in fatty acids and antioxidants. Cocoa butter is safe for consumption and has many health benefits when eaten, however today we will focus on the benefits for topical use since that is how we design our products to be used.

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Cocoa Butter is an edible vegetable fat, which makes it a good choice for people that are vegan or those who may just want to stay away from animal products. Since it is extracted from the cocoa bean it tends to have the subtle smell of cocoa. Many people, me included, often associate the smell of cocoa butter with beach going in the 80’s. I for one would slather on the delicious smelling elixir and soak in the rays. However, fast forward 30 years; times and trends have changed and research has shown us that our skin is not just some cover to hold our bodies together but is in itself a valuable organ that needs proper nutrition and care to promote overall health and physical wellbeing.

We designed several products to help you in your health and wellbeing journey for skin and lips.

Our Body butter is a smooth and creamy blend of cocoa butter, Shea butter and Coconut oil. We chose to use cocoa butter for this product because it moisturizes dry damaged skin, aides in healing dry cracked skin like rough elbows and feet, it helps reduce stretch marks, it helps fight signs of aging and even soothes burns and rashes. Basically, we chose this all-around super fat because it is simply amazing! We even added it to our lip balm to fight against harsh winter dry lips and damaged over exposed summer lips so your lips can be kissable smooth all year long. If you would like to learn more about this wonderful skin nutrient I can recommend this article by Dr. Axe. If you have any questions about our use of Cocoa Butter in our products please feel free to leave a comment below.