Cacao Absolute Oil comes from the cocoa tree, the same tropical tree from which we get cocoa butter and cocoa powder, key ingredients in chocolate. Unlike cocoa butter and cocoa powder, Cacao Absolute Oil is extracted from the raw, unroasted bean. It is extracted through a benign solvent extraction that does not contain any harmful hexanes. Because of its intense chocolatey aroma, cacao absolute is often added to bath and body products. It is also used in aromatherapy for its own therapeutic effects, as well as for its ability to enhance other essential oils.
Specific Benefits of Cacao Absolute Oil as follows:Reduces stress and anxiety... The familiar and pleasant smell of chocolate acts on the hippocampus, the emotional center of the brain, and reduces stress while giving rise to feelings of relaxation and euphoria.
Reduces cravings... The intense chocolatey aroma of the cacao absolute can trick the brain's satiety centers into feeling that you have eaten something sweet and satisfying. The result is a decrease in appetite and a disappearance of sugar cravings.
Aphrodisiac... Chocolate is a well-known and powerful aphrodisiac, and much of that desire-building effect comes from the aroma that's contained in the cacao absolute.
Properties: Antidepressant, Antioxidant, Aphrodisiac
Perfumery Note: Middle
Aroma: Chocolatey, Sweet, Warm, Exotic
Blends with: Vanilla, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Rose, Orange, Dark Patchouli
Recipes We Love:Aphrodisiac bath
1 tablespoon Argan Oil
8 drops Vanilla Essential Oil
8 drops Cacao Absolute Oil
4 drops Rose Otto Essential Oil
Mix the essential oils with the argan oil in order to allow the blend to disperse evenly in the bath water.
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Use equal parts of each essential oil in your diffuser.
Inhalation to stop cravings
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Put a drop of each essential oil on a handkerchief and inhale regularly throughout the day to ward off sugar cravings.