kind of cocoa butter

Discussion in 'Soap Making' started by Happytailzfarm, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Happytailzfarm

    Happytailzfarm New Member

    55
    0
    0
    help I have no idea what kind of cocoa butter to get, pressed, deorderized, etc. Any and all help/information would be greatly appreicated.
    Thanks
    Aletha
     
  2. Truly

    Truly New Member

    344
    0
    0
    IMHO, the less messed with, the better.
     

  3. kidsngarden

    kidsngarden New Member

    723
    0
    0
    What's your application? Soap? lip balm? Lotion?

    For soap I use the undeoderized regular stuff at about 10%. The odor hasn't come through at that amount (I've never used higher so I wouldn't know)

    For balm I use either depending on the flavor

    For lotion bars ditto like the balms

    For lotion I use deoderized cause I usually make a huge batch and do different scents that I don't want chocolate in it!
     
  4. Kalne

    Kalne New Member

    2,421
    0
    0
    I love the smell of cocoa butter. But I'm small time and don't want both kinds sitting around so I just get the regular stuff and if the scent is going to interfere with the scent I'm going for I'll use shea instead.
     
  5. kidsngarden

    kidsngarden New Member

    723
    0
    0
    I love my shea, but it is much to soft to sub out in most applications for cocoa butter - like in balms and lotion bars.
     
  6. MRFBarbara

    MRFBarbara Guest

    Aletha,
    This is all a personal preference on what kind of cocoa butter, I use mainly the unrefined.. the less it is messed with the better for your skin.. Start removing things and and bleaching and you have messed with the composition of it.. So depends on what you want to do for yourself, your customers etc..
    Unrefined cocoa butter does have chunks of pure chocolate in it, will leave small flecks of choco in products, and the smell can come thru on some products..
    Refined does none of these things, but what have we lost, like in white bread..
    My purpose when I started was to make body products that were good for my skin, as close to good as I can get and get a good product.. So I use unrefined... but that is my personal choice.. any of them are still far superiour to a commerical product in my opinion..
    Barbara
     
  7. Sondra

    Sondra New Member

    9,442
    0
    0
    I prefer the unrefined myself
     
  8. Happytailzfarm

    Happytailzfarm New Member

    55
    0
    0
    Where can you find unrefined cocoa butter at the best price, take in mind shipping.
    I do appreciate all the answers.
    stay warm, or try to, it is supposed to get up to 20 degrees today, YIKES
    Aletha
     
  9. kidsngarden

    kidsngarden New Member

    723
    0
    0
    Barb, doesn't the chocolate smell come through in your lotion? I could have sworn it did when I tried it...but I would love to try it again since I am using unrefined shea, why not unrefined cocoa butter?
     
  10. MRFBarbara

    MRFBarbara Guest

    no, it does not come thru in the lotion
    i get mine from columbus foods, unless a good coop is going on
    barb
     
  11. Happytailzfarm

    Happytailzfarm New Member

    55
    0
    0
    thanks everyone for your information
     
  12. NubianSoaps.com

    NubianSoaps.com New Member

    16,497
    1
    0
    And don't forget to simply break off small amounts and sell in organza bags for bath melts. I spend about 2 mintues explaining how I use them in the bath like a lotion bar before you get out. It is wonderful and if you sell enough of it like this your cocoa butter for soaping and lotion....lipbalms yum..is free. My milk gals will start next week and it's always the same thing...kefir, cocoa butter chunks, burn balm and they will buy me out of my soap sacks and bath mitts replacing their from last year. Oh and shea, always shea. Vicki