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Body & Soul: Cocoa Butter Cream

By Janice Cox
April/May 2004
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Pregnant women around the world have used rich cocoa butter on their stomach, chest and legs to keep their skin soft and supple and help prevent stretch marks. This rich cream recipe is easy to make and also makes a wonderful gift. MAKES 2 OUNCES

• 1/4 cup grated cocoa butter
• 1 teaspoon almond oil
• 1 teaspoon light sesame oil
• 1 teaspoon vitamin E oil

1. Place all ingredients in a glass container and slowly heat in the microwave or in a water bath until the cocoa butter is melted and the oils are well mixed. Pour into a clean container and allow the cream to cool completely.

2. To use, massage a small amount into your skin as needed to soothe and soften. 


Janice Cox is the author of Natural Beauty at Home (Henry Holt, 2002), available on our Bookshelf, Page 58. For more information and recipes visit her at  www.herbcompanion.com/contributors .

Click here for the main article,  Body & Soul: Beauty Treatments for Pregnant Women .








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