I've been using creams, oils and lotions since surviving a fire at the age of 17. Needless to say, my skin has been quite dry ever since. I've tried hundreds of products and become an expert on skin moisturizers. Mink oil works great. But it's expensive. Burt's Bee's carrot nutritive skin lotion is very good. And the price is right. But this stuff is a luxury. As good as soaking in a Japanese onsen. It does have a major drawback. It's hard, and you'll have to go through your kitchen utensil drawer to find a tool to chip away at it, then dump the chips into a small microwavable glass, then heat it up, then let it cool. But if you use it right after stepping out of the shower and right before going to bed at night, the next morning the elaborate cocoa butter ceremony you had to go through to get it on your body will have all been worth it. Your skin will feel like it's 17 again. If I could make a suggestion to Now: Use a more elegant container and stick a wick in this hard-as-wax cocoa butter. Market the stuff as an aroma-therapy-like candle that melts into a rich body oil.
Posted by Jennie on February 3 2009 | Verified Purchase
I made chocolate with this (along with Now Foods Agave Syrup) and it tasted really good. The only problem was that it was really hard to get out of the jar so I put it (the jar) in hot water and waited till it melted which was a very long time plus the jar deformed a bit so I don't know how healthy that is! :oO
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 26 2009 | Verified Purchase
This is hard at room temperature which makes it difficult to get out of the container. I scraped some off the top in little shavings & then it melted easily in my hands. I use it just for dry skin care. A little goes a long way. I'm planning to put it in a sunny window to melt it a bit & then mix it with Now Foods coconut oil to get a better consistency.
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 14 2009 | Verified Purchase
The Cocoa Butter is hard, but that is the way it suppose to be. I like the aroma.
Posted by arnapan on September 16 2014 | Verified Purchase
Fantastic for sunburning, really hydrating but wouldn't recommend it as a regular hydrator but as a special cases treatment. Lovely for lips care (no need to get another product, use it as it is) and as a base to create natural cosmetics. Very hard to remove it though except if you're living in a very hot country. Otherwise, you'll need to warm it up :)
Posted by Katy on September 22 2017 | Verified Purchase
I really love the smell of it and it moisturise quite well too, but I'm just too lazy to melt this butter every time before I use it, so probably I will buy other kinds of oil next time.
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 27 2017 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on February 15 2014 | Verified Purchase
It's not bad but this cocoa butter is not nourishing enough.
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 2 2013 | Verified Purchase
This butter has a great smell and it is very moisturizing
Posted by iHerb Customer on May 20 2011 | Verified Purchase
I did buy this for my face but have also made a batch of raw chocolate with it.
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 23 2011 | Verified Purchase
I personally don't like the smell or taste of this, but if you're looking for cheap cocoa butter for chocolate making, this is it. The same stuff, but costs less.