Moisturize with Raw Chocolate Cream!

6 Feb
It smells like chocolate. It tastes like chocolate. It feels simply luscious on the skin!

Discovering Cacao as Emollient

My son has been obsessed with chocolate since we read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Last week, we were traveling and he discovered Palmer’s Cocoa Butter in the bathroom where we were staying. My son only uses extra-virgin coconut oil on his skin at home, and then only when his skin is dry… so bottled lotions are absolute novelties to him. Clearly, ecstatic in finding one made from ‘cacao beans’, he applied thick layers of that yellow cream all over and delighted in his new smell.

“Mama! Mama! Daddy! Daddy! Do I smell like chocolate?

“Yes, you do!” I smiled because I love my son’s innocent enthusiasm, I love watching his joy in the simplest of things and I love being present when he does make all these kinds of new discoveries. “Guess what! We can make your very own Chocolate Cream at home! Would you like that?”

“You mean from real Cacao Beans?” his eyes widen.

“Yes, from Raw Cacao Butter and Coconut Oil!”

“Can I choose the flavor?” he smiles.

“Of course! It will be your very own Chocolate Cream! It will be so pure, you can even eat it!

As soon as we arrived home, it was the first thing he wanted to do.

Our Chocolate Cream

I decided to experiment with Natasha St. Michael’s Natural Body Cream Recipe.

So, we gathered the ingredients: raw cacao butter, extra virgin coconut oil, raw Shea butter and my son’s choice of essential oils (doterra’s On Guard).
We weighed the butters in a bowl: 3 oz cacao, 3 oz coconut and a big dollop of shea.
We placed our bowl in hot water and stirred to make sure everything melted properly. Then, we added our essential oils (about 5 drops for my son’s cream).
We transferred our raw ‘Chocolate’ Cream into containers.
Then we refrigerated them without the lids until they hardened.
My son couldn’t wait to dig in! Note: we used a child-proof container for his cream.


I lathered some on my hands and after half a day, they still felt like silk! Touted for conditioning and protecting the skin, I used to use Palmer’s Cocoa Butter myself 10 years ago, but this raw Cacao Cream is different. It brings moisturizing to a different level! So in the evening, I made time to quickly whip a tub for myself too! I added 15 drops of doTerra’s Whisper in mine, which has rose, jasmine, bergamot, cinnamon, cistus, vetiver, ylang ylang, cocoa, vanilla, sandalwood, and patchouli. It smells absolutely delicious! I think my husband may be tempted to try it too.

Note: at room temperature, this Chocolate Cream may melt or become grainy – if the latter happens, simply heat it between your palms and you are ready to moisturize! Don’t worry if it feels greasy at first, your skin will absorb it within minutes. Also, a little of this goes a long way!

What Essential Oils are excellent for the Skin?

According to Modern Essentials, the following oils are recommend for:

  • chapped/cracked skin – myrrh
  • dehydrated – geranium, lavender
  • dermatitis/eczema – helichrysum, thyme, geranium, melaleuca, lavender, patchouli, bergamot, rosemary
  • dry skin – geranium, lavender, Roman chamomile, sandalwood, lemon
  • oily/greasy skin – lemon, cypress, frankincense, geranium, lavender, marjoram, orange, rosemary
  • rashes – melaleuca, lavender, Roman chamomile
  • scars – lavender, rose, frankincense, helichrysum, geranium, myrrh
  • sensitive skin -lavender, geranium
  • stretch marks – lavender, myrrh
  • wrinkles – lavender, fennel, geranium, frankincense, rose, rosemary, myrrh, clary sage, cypress, helichrysum, lemon, orange, oregano, sandalwood, thyme, ylang ylang

9 Responses to “Moisturize with Raw Chocolate Cream!”

  1. Mia February 6, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    Hi Carissa! Oh my goodness – that cacao cream sounds divine! Funny, I also made my own hand cream once – I must try your recipe next time!

    • Carissa Leventis-Cox February 7, 2012 at 12:25 am #

      Awesome! Mia, have you made other ‘cosmetics’?

      • Mia February 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

        Not much… I’ve made my own mixture for body oil (sweet almond, lavender, geranium, bergamot), but other than that and the hand cream, not really. I try to keep other things simple – coconut oil massages for hair and scalp (something my mom and I used to do back in the day… Coconut oil + sitting in the garden + natural hot oil!). I read about someone making her own natural deodorant somewhere. And this one isn’t “cosmetics”, but I read another blogger’s recipe for homemade laundry detergent: Sounds interesting!

  2. KB March 12, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    I made this exact recipe a couple of nights ago and love the smell! The only difference is that after melting, I popped the butter in the freezer for 10 minutes and whipped it with a hand mixer. The texture is close to a stiff whipped cream and feels so luxurious to scoop out and apply to my skin!

    • Mama In The Kitchen March 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

      That sounds just heavenly!!!! I am going to try that as soon as my stash is used up. Thank you for the tip!!!

  3. Natalie April 29, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    where do you buy the raw coconut and chocolate at? It sounds llke a really nice cream to try, but not sure even where to get the supplies, thanks for sharing!


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