COCOA BUTTER Theobroma cacao
Cocoa Butter is the natural fat of the Cacao bean and is extracted during the process of making chocolate and cocoa powder.
It is thick, oily, and extremely moisturizing. Cocoa butter melts in contact with the skin and once applied acts as a shield between sensitive skin and the harsh effects of the environment.
Cocoa butter is widely known for its ability to help heal and prevent scar tissue and stretch marks by improving elasticity.
A wonderful addition to bath and body products, it is solid at room temperature and melts at about 76 to 78 degrees.
It contains about 5IU of Vitamin E per ounce. Because it creates a sheen on the skin it used for night creams and lotions.
Not recommended for oily skin.
For additional information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cocoa_butter