Cocoa Absolute - Conventional

Theobroma cacao L.

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We can say without hesitation that our Cocoa Absolute is sure to please chocolate lovers everywhere! Its over-the-top aroma of dark chocolate is like sniffing a cup of triple-strength hot cocoa.

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Selected size SKU:241-015 - Cocoa Absolute - Conventional 15 grams

5 grams (3/17 oz)
$21.00
15 grams (1/2 oz.)
$49.75
50 grams (1 3/4 oz)
$132.00
100 grams (3 8/17 oz)
$235.50
200 grams (7.055 oz)
$423.75
500 grams (17.63 oz)
$929.00
1 kg (2 1/5 lb)
$1,707.00
$21.00
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Product Overview

We can say without hesitation that our Cocoa Absolute is sure to please chocolate lovers everywhere! Its over-the-top aroma of dark chocolate is like sniffing a cup of triple-strength hot cocoa. Who could – or would want to – resist? Cocoa Absolute seems ideally suited for environmental fragrance as well as scenting decadent soaps and candles – and for those who just can’t get enough of that delicious smell! Natural perfumers, please note: the aroma lasts for days on a fragrance tester strip. Naturally derived ethanol is the only solvent used for extraction (no hexane).

The history of cocoa is fraught with conflict. By means of ruthless and unconscionable acts on indigenous populations, the 15th century Spanish explorer, Christopher Columbus, brought (among many other looted goods) cocoa beans from Central America to Europe where it eventually became highly popular.[1] But chemical analysis of residues found in pottery vessels from Puerto Escondido – what is now Honduras – confirms the usage of cocoa to before 1,000 BCE![2] For centuries the Maya of the Americas have revered cocoa for its considerable properties and have used it in ceremonial and sacred practices. In 1753, the naturalist Linnaeus appropriately dubbed the cocoa tree its botanical name Theobroma cacao – Food of the Gods.

The beans' distinctive aroma is enhanced by roasting, which is the first process carried out in the production of cocoa aromatics. The roasted beans are then pressed to separate the cocoa butter from the powder, which is the aromatic, defatted part used in extraction. Interestingly, there are over 600 volatile aromatic compounds that comprise the heavenly aroma of chocolate. When using Cocoa Absolute, it is impossible to forget the early origins of this universally beloved aroma – one that is deeply rooted in our psyches from one of the most body/soul-nourishing plants on earth.

PLEASE NOTE: Cocoa Absolute contains a small amount of caffeine[3], if highly sensitive or allergic to caffeine, we recommend avoiding this oil. Soluble in alcohol, partially soluble in fixed (vegetal) oils; please see Blending Suggestions.

Naturally derived ethanol is the only solvent used for extraction (no hexane).

1 Rhind, Jennifer Peace. Fragrance and Wellbeing, 2014, pp. 184-6.

2 http://www.pnas.org/content/104/48/18937

3 Industry communication.

4 Lawless, Alec. Artisan Perfumery or Being Led by the Nose, 2009, p. 83.

5 Industry communication.

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Rich dark bitter sensual

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This is an amazing dark chocolate aroma with hints of mushroom. You can really pick up on the fermented notes of the chocolate in this. It was exactly what I wanted out of a cocoa absolute, it's not sweet at all, very dark deep and sensual with a subtle, almost body order like quality in the background that intensifies the sensual quality. It also has a hint of something that reminds me of the seaweed absolute Eden offers. This is a must have for anyone seeking a well rounded cocoa absolute!

Review by Adam 10/12/2022

Wow!

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First time ordering from Eden Botanicals and wow! This smells just like a dark chocolate bar! I can't wait to order more!

Review by Janet 3/5/2020

Bitter and good

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This is less of a sweet cocoa its more bitter but yet chocolatey it gives a more powdery scent that's not sweet ....and smells less like confectionery and more like raw cacao beans I'd say this oil is good to tone down the sweetness of ceylon cinnamon.

Review by Kiev 7/31/2018

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