Cocoa Butter for Skin

Here at Goat Milk Stuff, we’re passionate about using the best ingredients in our products, which is why we love using cocoa butter in some of our most decadent formulas. This luxurious chocolatey butter has been used for centuries in skincare products, and it’s easy to see why.

Our cocoa butter lotion, lip balms, and shampoo all benefit from cocoa beans, so we’re going to share the many benefits that cocoa butter has for your skin and explain why we think it is an excellent ingredient to incorporate into your skincare routine. So, sit back, relax, and let us introduce you to the wonderful world of cocoa butter for skin!

What is Cocoa Butter?

Cocoa butter, also known as cacao butter, is a natural plant-based fat that comes from the cocoa bean. The cocoa bean is the seed of the cocoa tree, which is native to Central and South America.

Unrefined cocoa butter is extracted from the cocoa bean through a process called hydraulic pressing, where the beans are ground into a paste, and then the oil is separated from the solids (cocoa powder is produced at some point too, of course!). The result is a smooth, pale-yellow, edible fat with a creamy texture and mild cocoa aroma and flavor.

Cocoa butter is commonly used in the food industry for making chocolate, but it is also widely used in cosmetic and skincare products due to its moisturizing and nourishing properties. It is rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamin E, which make it an excellent emollient that helps to keep the skin supple, hydrated, and soft. Cocoa butter is a popular ingredient in many lotions, creams, soaps, and other skincare products. Let’s see exactly why.

Cocoa Butter Benefits for Skin

Cocoa butter has been used to promote skin health and suppleness for centuries. Moisturizing and nourishing, here are the benefits of cocoa butter:

  1. Deep hydration: Cocoa butter is amazing at keeping your skin healthy, hydrated and soft because it creates a barrier that locks in moisture. This protective barrier is made by the essential fatty acids found in this gorgeous vegetable fat, and will keep your skin soft and supple. Reducing skin dryness is the most popular benefit the cacao butter offers, making it a very popular ingredient for body lotions, lip balm, and other skincare products.
  2. Rich in antioxidants: Raw cocoa butter has lots of natural antioxidants that protect your skin from free radical damage caused by the sun and pollution. These antioxidants slow skin aging and can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines, so your healthy skin can look youthful for longer!
  3. Anti-inflammatory properties: Cocoa butter is helpful in calming irritated skin and can be beneficial for people who have eczema or psoriasis. This makes cocoa butter good for those with sensitive skin as well as dry skin.
  4. Improves skin elasticity: Cocoa butter is packed with essential fatty acids that make your skin more elastic and firm. These properties can also repair skin damage and help reduce stretch marks and scars.
  5. Enhances skin tone: Pure cocoa butter contains natural compounds that can help even out your skin tone and improve its overall appearance. Plus, it can help reduce the appearance of blemishes and acne scars.

All in all, cocoa butter is a fantastic ingredient for your skin that can help you achieve a healthy, glowing complexion!

Cocoa Butter Products Information

Goat Milk Stuff is dedicated to using only natural and wholesome ingredients that are dependable. We believe in complete transparency and provide a comprehensive list of ingredients for every product available on our website.

We use cocoa butter in our body lotions, lip balm, and shampoo. Cocoa butter has a relatively long shelf life and blends easily without our other excellent ingredients. Its moisturizing properties are ideal for those with dry skin or sensitive skin. Other products are blended with coconut oil, shea butter, and other excellent ingredients, but cocoa butter is our favorite for the products mentioned above.

To support our customers with allergies, we have condensed the ingredient information for each product, allowing them to quickly locate the items that are suitable for their use. We have developed specific formulas for many of our products that incorporate alternative ingredients to cater to those with sensitivities. This ensures that our customers with allergies can still enjoy our goat milk soaps and other products without any worries.

It's essential to keep in mind that although we take precautions to keep our products separated, they are all produced in the same soap room and may share equipment. If a customer has a severe allergy to any ingredient used in our soap room, we strongly advise against using our products. It is worth noting that while we do not use peanut oil or gluten in our soap room, they may be present in our food products.

Goat Milk Stuff Products

Below you will find a list of Goat Milk Stuff products that contain (and do not contain) cocoa butter.

Products WITH Cocoa Butter

Goat Milk Soaps:


Products WITHOUT Cocoa Butter

Goat Milk Soaps:

Limited Edition Goat Milk Soaps:


Safety. Most of these ingredients are food grade and are safe and are all trustworthy. You will never see Goat Milk Stuff using anything harmful like chemical preservatives, dyes, parabens, phthalates, SLS, or anything questionable. As always, if you have any questions about any of the ingredients used, please don't hesitate to ask about them.

Accuracy. We have triple-checked these lists for accuracy, but cannot guarantee there are no errors. The individual ingredient list on each product page is always to be checked first. If you see any conflicts on these pages, please let us know right away.

These pages were last updated on 9/30/23 and do not include any products that were added after that date. If you do not see a bath & body item on the list, please let us know and we will make sure it is added.

Peanut and Gluten Allergies. We purchase our ingredients from outside suppliers, so we cannot control the purity of the ingredients or whether they are produced in facilities that also process peanuts. The rolled oats that we use in our two scrub soaps are certified gluten free.