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Cocoa Butter and Jojoba Skin Products

Updated on February 9, 2013
 Cocoa body butter and body creams are luxurious and beneficial to the skin.
Cocoa body butter and body creams are luxurious and beneficial to the skin. | Source

Jojoba Oil as Hair Conditioner

Cocoa and Jojoba ~

These two ingredients are power houses in terms of benefits to the skin and when combined together in skin products, they are a force to be reckoned with.

Many cosmetic companies have turned to cocoa butter as an ingredient in skin care such as Palmer’s and The Body Shop, who both recognized the benefits of cocoa on the skin as a moisturizer and healer.

Making your own skin products combining both cocoa butter and jojoba oil is very doable in your own kitchen and easy to make.

Cocoa Butter is an edible vegetable fat that is extracted from the cocoa bean. With a mild chocolate flavour and aroma, it is widely used in the kitchen for making chocolate,cakes and baked goods. Cocoa is also a well used ingredient in cosmetic toiletries, ointments and within the pharmaceutical Industry.

Jojoba Oil is the waxy oil that comes from the seeds of the Jojoba Plant. Native to southern California, southern Arizona and Mexico, the oil is commonly found in cosmetics products such as moisturizers, lotions, hair shampoos and conditioners.

Skins become Drier in Winter

just like autumn leaves, our skins get drier and need extra moisturizing in winter time.
just like autumn leaves, our skins get drier and need extra moisturizing in winter time. | Source

Skin needs Moisturizing and Nourishment ~

Our skins change like the seasons and during the winter months, become drier.

Keeping the skin soft supple and moisturized is more important than ever during this time and it is often the time we pay less attention to body moisturising, with the mindset “out of sight is out of mind”.

More clothes are worn in the winter months hence we tend to not bother with the skin treatments we may well do religiously in the summer when more bare limbs and skin is visible.

Don't forget about those hidden areas of skin, particularly during the colder days the seasons bring. By applying a Cocoa Butter and Jojoba body butter, you will improve the elasticity, tone, and texture of the skin.

Lets now look at the benefits of these two wonderful ingredients:

Raw Cocoa Butter

Cocoa butter is frequently recommended for pregnant women as a preventive in stretch marks.
Cocoa butter is frequently recommended for pregnant women as a preventive in stretch marks. | Source

Cocoa Butter Benefits ~

  • Minimizes Scars
  • Prevents and Minimizes Stretch Marks
  • Skin Softener
  • Nourishes
  • Locks in Moisture
  • Improves Skin Tone and Texture
  • Repairs Damaged Skin
  • Rich in Antioxidants
  • UV protection
  • Helps Skin Disorders (Eczema)
  • Relieves Itchy Skin

Jojoba Male Flower

The Jojoba plant can be male or female but very rarely hermaphrodites (both male and female).
The Jojoba plant can be male or female but very rarely hermaphrodites (both male and female). | Source

Jojoba Oil Benefits ~

  • Contains Vitamin E and B complex
  • Contains the minerals Silicon, Zinc, Copper and Chromium
  • Contains Iodine
  • Antibacterial Properties
  • Antifungal Properties
  • Warts
  • Canker Sores
  • Cold Sores
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Acne
  • Being Researched As Possible Fuel Source
  • Used instead of Whale Sperm Oil (banned since 1970’s)
  • Anti Frizz in Hair

Whipped Body Butter with Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil and more . . .

Body Butter Recipe ~

Ingredients:

4 oz Cocoa Butter

4 oz Jojoba Oil

2 oz Shaved Beeswax

5-15 drops Essential Oil (optional)


Things You Will Need:

Double Boiler

Glass Jar with lid

Spatula / Wooden Spoon


Method:

  • Melt the cocoa butter and beeswax in the double boiler gently, to avoid burning.
  • Stir in the jojoba oil and then the essential oil of choice if using.
  • Pour into glass jar and allow to cool completely before putting on the lid.


Tips:

Ideas for essential oils are strawberry, vanilla, lavender, citrus, jasmine, and rose but you may use whatever fragrance you like or leave it natural.

Stuck for a gift to give? Why not make a batch of this body butter and give it as a gift. A great idea would be to give someone a bath or beauty set of homemade products using their favourite scent in bath salts, skin care and body care products.

Before using, always do a patch test on the inside of your elbow, to avoid any allergic reactions or irritations. Never use if allergy prone or have an allergy to beeswax, cocoa or Jojoba oil.

Apply sparingly to dry skin, paying particular attention to feet and elbows. As we get older our skin’s outer layer get’s thinner and produces less sebum or natural oil lubrication. Cocoa Butter and Jojoba provide that much needed oil.

Allow skin to absorb the body butter which will absorb well and not be overly greasy as you might expect, with it being“body butter”.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Okay, I have used cocoa butter before; that other thing....never heard of it. But if my friend Suzie says it's good for you, then it's good for you.

      You have pounded out quite the useful niche here my friend. Well done!

      Sending you hugs and happiness from across the Pond.

      bill

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi ya Bill!

      You are quite SOMETHING! Never missing a hub . . . I do feel guilty at not being able to keep up with you my friend!

      Thanks as always and mega wishes for the rest of the week in writers paradise, Olympia!

      You are truly AWESOME!!!

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Another great one! I really enjoyed the video, too! Thank you for sharing! I think I will make a folder for all your great hubs!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi btrbell,

      You are a delight to see and so happy you are enjoying these! Glad you watched the video too, hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving (wish we celebrated here!) and many many thanks for all your support and sharing! Your a star! :-)

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love these product examples. I have enjoyed your series and this one is another great educaional post.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Thanks teaches!

      Love having your support here, delighted you are enjoying these so much. Many thanks!!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I love all your awesome beauty hubs! I never knew body butter could be made at home. We can get all those ingredients here except the jojoba oil, but I'm sure I could make it with another good oil like maybe olive oil? What do you think? You're so right about neglecting our skin when it's covered up in the cold weather. I do think jojoba sounds like a powerhouse and now I need to have our next guest bring some down here for me! Thanks for another fascinating and useful hub.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Vespa,

      Great to see you. You can use coconut oil or almond oil instead and will work great. Jojoba oil is available online to buy if it makes it easier for you. Lavender oil is worth trying too, I would experiment a bit with different oils and fragrances you like. Delighted you are enjoying so much and always great to get your feedback and support my friend! :-)

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      We can get almond oil here, so will try that. I will definitely look into the jojoba and see if there's a company that will ship to Peru for a reasonable rate. I have a bottle of lavender oil that will work just great. Thank you for your suggestions!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      No worries, Vespa. I know when I was researching Amazon sold jojoba oil and I would think that it is available on ebay with good shipping rates. Good luck, will be keen to hear how you go! I have a new one on Lavender Insect repellent you may enjoy!

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