The ancient Cacao (ka·cow) bean is the raw, unprocessed form of chocolate and has had its beneficial properties lovingly utilised for centuries, by indigenous Latin American communities. Raw Organic Cacao has over 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and more calcium than cow’s milk!
The bean is at it’s most powerful when untreated and raw and is certainly considered a superfood, offering a wealth of antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals. The high heat during the roasting process reduces the levels of antioxidants in the cacao, minimising the powerful health benefits found in the unprocessed, raw cacao. Hence why we at Scrummy U only use the Raw, Organic, unprocessed powder form in our skin and haircare.
Cacao is incredible for vibrant, healthy skin because it contains flavonoids that work to increase blood flow to the skin’s surface. This increased blood flow will promote cell regeneration which is necessary for glowing skin.
The antioxidants in cacao also protect our cells from advanced destruction and help our skin feel healthy and youthful for longer! Our Clear Skin Mask is 50% Raw Organic Cacao powder so has such high levels of antioxidants within it, protecting the body from a buildup of free radicals from sun exposure, pollution, cigarette smoking, etc.,. Free radicals may damage healthy body tissue giving rise to cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Cacao is especially effective at preserving skin’s moisture balance by restoring the lipidic layer of the skin, reinforcing the skin barrier. This helps reduce water loss and therefore keep skin better hydrated for longer. Hence why we use it on our Natural Baby Bump Butter for ultimate tummy goodness! Cacao also improves the appearance of cellulite by firming the skin and breaking down adipose tissue.
The fatty acids within Raw Cacao quite literary ‘feed’ your hair, making it look and feel much healthier. It also boosts circulation which is fabulous news for your scalp as it helps to encourage your hair to grow, softer, stronger, longer, thicker, glossier and more manageable. You’ll find Raw Cocao in our Organic Brahmi Hot Oil, our Raw Honey, Mango & Amla Conditioner and our Natural Aloe & Elm Hair Custard.
Plus it’s suitable for all hair types!
Go well and Enjoy x