The Almighty African Cocoa Butter

November 14, 2014

Winter is just around the corner and for most of us that means dry skin season. 

I don't know about you guys but when it comes to moisturising I'm terribly lazy and all around forgetful. I buy all the "miracle" creams, the amazingly good for you exfoliators, and of course the bedtime socks to lock that moisture in. But honestly, ain't nobody got time for all that! 

One day on one of my online shopping trips I was intrigued by this brick of African cocoa butter.  It was an actual brick of butter!

"Crushed and pressed by hand in Ghana, Africa, cocoa butter is obtained naturally from the cocoa bean. This rich, cream-colored butter offers a beautiful, dark chocolate-like aroma and contains no preservatives, chemicals, or fragrances. 

This creamy-rich butter soaks into your skin offering high antioxidants, due to the tocopherols and polyphenols properties that suppress free radicals and can soothe skin."

I had read the product description, all the great reviews, and I thought to myself, "I need to try this". 

When I received my package I was very excited and eager to test it out. It smelt absolutely delicious! The only problem was it was solid as a rock! Now I might sound repetitive, but again, solid brick of butter.    

So here I was in my room trying to run this heavenly scented brick of butter up and down my legs. You can imagine how well that went.  A couple of failed attempts with lighters and microwaves visits later I had discovered the best way to apply it. 

Did I mention melting butter with a lighter and having it hot, runny butter drip on your legs is not my idea of a pleasurable experience.  OUCH

I soon figured out that the blow dryer was the easiest and safest way to melt the cocoa butter. 

For my "first" application I began to slowly melt the cocoa butter with the blow dryer and apply it to my hands. I then massaged the cocoa butter onto my legs. I was so pleased at how wonderful it felt on my skin, and the smell was delicious.

 Now because it is butter you want to make sure you're not over using the product. I found that a little goes a long way. Just continue to massager the cocoa butter into your skin and apply more as needed.

Instantly I noticed my skin felt softer and the appearance of my skin was also improved.  

Now what I LOVE so much about this product was that for the next couple days my legs felt and looked replenished. Didn't feel as dry as they usually would if I skipped a day of moisturising, which I usually do. 

I know LOVE to use my African Cocoa Butter all over my body. It has been amazing for my dry skin but has also improved the appearance of my skin. My skin has never felt so healthy.

With continued use it has also helped to reduce the appearance of these tiny annoying bumps on my arms and on the back of my thighs.  

I find that for best results, take a hot shower, or bath. Make sure to exfoliate your skin, and then butter up!

Overall I am in love this product. Great moisturiser. It does last long. Great for any dry skin issues. Smells delicious. Also great go to for bare legged night out.

Give it a try for yourself.

Coastal Scents Cocoa Butter, 16 Ounce

Let me know how you like it 



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