Cocoa essential oil is obtained through the processing of the seeds of cocoa plant, scientific name Theobroma cacao. This essential oil is characterized by a special aroma and interesting antioxidant properties and can be used in cosmetic, aromatherapy but also to give to your dishes a fascinating scent. Let’s see the main uses of one of the yummiest essential oils.
Cocoa essential oil is used to perfume the cosmetics. In addition to this, thanks to its antioxidant and nourishing properties, it makes the skin soft, hydrated and luminous. It acts against aging processes but it is also able to tone the tissues and remove the tensions that contract the face. Try to add a drop of this oil to a teaspoon of your facial or body cream. Moreover, thanks to its stimulant properties 3-4 drops of cocoa essential oil can be added to a tablespoon of a plant based oil, such as wheat germ oil or sweet almond oil, or to a tablespoon of aloe vera gel or to a neutral cream for anti-cellulite massages, repeat the treatment two-three times a week for a couple of months. Finally, cocoa essential oil doesn’t act just on skin but also on hair by making it soft and glossy, you can add 2-3 drops of cocoa essential oil to your shampoo.
Cocoa essential oil is able to stimulate the nervous system, it evokes the psycho physical wellbeing and for this reason it is useful against depression, tiredness and stress but is results also helpful for those people who feel stuck and too controlled in their behaviors. You can diffuse the essence in the room with an oil burner, one drop each square meter, or you can do a massage to get energy and vitality. Mix 2-3 drops of cocoa essential oil and a tablespoon of jojoba oil or sweet almond oil and use this lotion to massage the body. In alternative, you can also prepare a bath by adding 15 drops of essential oil to the water. As a remedy against stress eating you can breathe a drop of cocoa essential oil from a handkerchief during the day.
Cocoa essential oil can give to your recipes a sweet and delicious taste. For 100 g or ml of food or drink it is enough a drop of essential oil.