Raw cocoa butter is made by extracting the fats from the cocoa bean, through a low temperature process that ensures that the nutrients are maintained and quality standards are met. The cocoa butter distributed by Harmonic Arts is grown and harvested by small-scale, Peruvian farmers, predominantly located on the Eastern side of the Peruvian Andes. The beans are hand selected for their quality and flavour and brought to the manufacturer where they are carefully screened and sorted. Cocoa butter is a stable and highly concentrated fat that melts very easily. It is rich in vitamin E and contains certain polyphenols which suppress free radicals and help soothe skin irritations. It is also made up of magnesium, iron, theobromine, and omega fatty acids. Cocoa butter has been used for centuries for its moisturizing and healing properties, and is now commonly used as a thickening agent in natural body care products. It is also essential for making chocolate, baked goods and delicious raw desserts. It is excellent both in and on your body!