Some of the properties of essential oil of cacao:
- Is rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that is especially good for the skin.
- Contains natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity, giving a shelf life from two to five years.
- It is an effective moisturizer that leaves a thin layer of oil on the surface of the skin, forming a protective layer against the effects of the sun, wind and heating.
- It is used for in various foods (including chocolate) as well as in cosmetics, skin care products, soaps, etc.
The main components of the essential oil are: Triolein, Stearo – dioleina – Oleo-distearina – Oleo-dipalmitin – Oleo-palmitoestearina