General: The Mayan emperor Montezuma filled his stores with dried xocolatl beans (cocoa), not gold or silver.
Skin Benefits: The roasted and finely ground seeds smell strongly of chocolate and are high in theobromine, helping prevent trans-epidermal water loss while delivering vital nutrients and antioxidants to the skins. Cocoa powder is highly emollient and leaves skin supple and soft. We use it in our Neem and Sandalwood Purifying Mask.
Source: Ghana | Certified Organic | Fair-trade farmer cooperative
Method of Extraction: After the oil (butter) is removed from cocoa seeds, the remaining solids are ground into an aromatic, reddish brown powder.