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Product Review: Olivier Cocoa Butter

Updated on June 10, 2019
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Cocoa Butter
Cocoa Butter | Source


Olivier Cocoa Butter comes in a cream-coloured 10 oz chunk which may be a little off-putting you’re accustomed to getting beauty products as a lotion or cream. The only ingredient is 100% cocoa butter.


Small sections of cocoa butter is broken or shaved off the main chunk and rubbed into the skin. Friction is usually enough to melt the butter for your skin to absorb it fully.


Cocoa butter moisturizes and protects the skin to help heal various skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis, as well as reduce or eliminate scars and stretch marks.

Olivier Cocoa Butter package
Olivier Cocoa Butter package | Source


At $19.95 CAD for 10 oz, Olivier Cocoa Butter is a little more expensive than other companies which generally sell raw cocoa butter for $12 - $17 USD per pound (16 oz).

If you are ordering online from the company’s site, you’re in for a nasty surprise. Unless you order a minimum of $60 CAD, the shipping fees are outrageous. To order from Olivier (a Canadian company) and have it delivered to a Canadian location, shipping is $15 CAD which is exactly the same as the international shipping rate. This nearly doubles the cost of the product.

On top of that, even though this is technically a food item, the site charges tax on your cocoa butter order as a beauty product.

When I contacted my local Olivier consultant, she had some in supply and sold it to me without tax or the ridiculous shipping fee. As an added bonus, there was a 5% discount on my purchase for buying directly from a consultant instead of the website. The total for this purchase: $18.95 CAD.

Cocoa bean production
Cocoa bean production


Although 100% natural, this product is for external use only and users should avoid contact with eyes.

Rare cases of rash or irritation have been reported from individuals with sensitive skin. These issues were resolved when use of cocoa butter was discontinued.

The Company

The Savonnerie Olivier Soapery is a family-run business out of New Brunswick, Canada. Olivier is named after Pierre Olivier Pelletier, the co-owner and co-founder of the company. They are the only company in North America that is a "living museum" which safeguards the traditional craft of soap-making in the early 19th century. They offer guided tours and demonstrations all year round.

More Info

To learn more about cocoa butter application, benefits, storage and a description of personal product testing, please read: Using Raw Cocoa Butter.

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