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Quick Overview

cacaoAbsolute of Cacao is derived from West African seeds and distilled in France. This is a heavenly chocolate oil; very rich and complex. It is an excellent aromatic for uplifting the spirit and inspiring sensual creativity.

Botanical Name: Theobroma cacao

The word 'cacao' is ancient and likely originated with the pre-Mayan people. It is translated as 'the food of the gods'. Native to Central American rainforests, the Cacao tree was cultivated by the original tribal peoples of small regions. Later, the seeds (also called beans) were used as currency between peoples and spread traded to the Mayans, Toltecs, and Aztecs who also began cultivation.

Cacao is not to be confused with 'cocoa', which is the dried, powdered Cacao beans, roasted and processed with alkali, to make it more soluble in water. This absolute was extracted in France from the raw, dried cacao beans-- and truly, this has quite a wonderful chocolate aroma!

Method of Extraction: Hexane Free extraction

Parts Used: Bean

Country of Origin: France

Cultivation Method: Wildcrafted

cacaoBlends Well With:

Scent: Sensual, heady, delicious and intriguing

About the Oil

This essential oil is extracted from the seeds (pods) of wild, sustainably harvested trees in West Africa. The complexity of the Cacao seed serves as a reminder of the great potential of the rainforest botanicals for enhancing our well-being.

Aromatherapy Notes

Cacao is an excellent choice of ingredient for erotic formulations. Cacao is a 'potentiator', enhancing the character of the other essential oils with which it is blended. Deep, royal and earthy aroma enveloped in rich hazelnut liquor and fine smoky notes of the finest dark chocolate. Use Cacao absolute with confidence as a rich middle note in all 'love' blends.

Traditional Uses

Thorough in their quest to understand the properties of all plants in their realm, the Aztecs trained a class of medicinal botanists to explore far and wide bringing back living Cacao specimens to the royal botanical gardens for research. With such expertise and so many fabulous and intriguing botanicals available, it is fitting that they determined the seeds of the Cacao tree to be of such superior value. There were times when no person in except the King and his court were allowed to ingest the seeds.

Cacao has long been thought of as a natural medicine; its diverse therapeutic qualities of the plant include a decrease in depression; an increase in general health; a lessening of stress and enhancements in sensual pleasures, including sex.

Therapeutic Properties Described In The Aromatherapy Literature

Antidepressant, Antioxidant, Aphrodisiac, Immune booster, Nutrient.


Cacao absolute is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing.

Note that while Cacao absolute is perfect in creams and with other essential oils, it will sometimes separate from fixed oils.

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