Used by the Aztecs over two thousand years ago and worshiped by modern science today, cacao offers many delights. Known to open the heart chakra and promote healing on various planes, cacao essential oil can be consumed or inhaled to benefit one’s mind, body, and spirit.
Bearing the sensational aroma of the finest chocolate, cacao essential oil is a sensual, heady, and intriguing scent to boost to any erotic atmosphere. While relieving stress and anxiety, this scrumptious fragrance relaxes the mind and body while promoting the production of feel-good chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin.
Cacao essential oil is anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, cellular regenerating, and a natural emollient. It rejuvenates the skin in ways that will amaze you. It increases skin elasticity, destroys free radicals, and makes the skin soft and supple, maintaining (or reviving!) your youthful complexion. Mix it with a base lotion/oil to relax and comfort sore muscles and joints. Use it regularly to improve your skin's health and appearance.
Extracted from the nut of the cacao tree, cacao essential oil is extremely close to cacao's natural state and therefore maintains most of its nutrients. Cacao is rich in a number of essential minerals, including magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, and manganese. A number one source of magnesium among the food groups, cacao helps to balance brain chemistry, build strong bones, and regulate heart health and blood pressure. High in sulfur, cacao helps build strong nails and hair, beautify the skin, detoxify the liver, and support healthy pancreas function.
The Aztecs called cacao the "food of the gods," and we can certainly see why! Cacao essential oil can be used as an aphrodisiac and as an anti-depressant whilst providing essential nutrients and beautifying the skin.
Cacao also goes above and beyond in reducing the risk of the number one killer of adults, cardiovascular disease. The naturally occurring antioxidants within cacao prevent the body's cells from premature destruction and aging caused by reactive oxygen species. Cacao is particularly rich in polyphenols, a protective group of antioxidants beneficial for cardiovascular health. These polyphenols reduce oxidation of "bad cholesterol," also known as low-density lipoproteins (LDL). Consuming cacao is an incredible preventative measure, as the oxidation of LDL prevents coronary disease (i.e. heart attacks and strokes). Polyphenols also inhibit blood platelets from clumping, which can lead to atherosclerosis, the hardening of arteries. Atherosclerosis and coronary disease are leading death sentences for adults and regular cacao intake can prevent them from being yours.
Thought you just liked cacao as a flavor, didn't you? Well, now you know it can be so much more.