Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) seed butter, or “Cacao, food of the gods” in Greek, is a mineral-rich butter made from the fermented beans of the Amazonian cacao tree – and yes, it’s the same ingredient we get chocolate from. Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, cocoa butter is hydrating and conditioning for skin and helps protect from harmful UV rays. As a natural emulsifier, it helps us blend the shea butter and coconut oil in our skin-loving clay pot.
Fact drop: The cacao tree is sacred, there’s no doubt. The Maya worshiped a cacao god, the Aztecs used the beans as currency, and the modern world trades $80 billion’s worth a year.