With the incredible aroma of the finest chocolate, this dark exquisite Cacao seed absolute makes a highly intriguing and delightful scent. Use Cacao absolute with confidence as a rich middle note in all of your love potions. Sensual, heady, and delicious while adding a hint of intrigue, cacao is an excellent ingredient in erotic formulations. Note that while Cacao absolute is perfect in creams and with other essential oils, it will sometimes separate from fixed oils.
Cacao is known to open the heart chakra, healing on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. Research shows that smelling cacao reduces levels of stress and anxiety. Cacao may also help to reduce cravings and addictive patterns. The scent of this exquisite essential oil is at once mystical and magical. We recommend cacao essential oil for increasing creativity and connection to your heart chakra.
Cacao is a 'potentiator', enhancing the yumminess of the other essential oils with which it is blended. Cacao essential oil is loved by the children as well as the elders and makes a nice addition to one's collection. Cacao Absolute is a must for chocolate lovers as the aroma is that of the finest dark chocolate – we think it is good enough to eat!
The beans from which this oil is extracted have one of the richest histories in the plant world: The word 'cacao' is ancient and likely originated with the pre-mayan Olmec people. All chocolate is made from cacao, the seed of the fruit of the jungle tree, Theobroma cacao which translates as food of the Gods. Native to Central American rainforests, the cacao tree was originally cultivated by these ancient earth walkers. Later harvested by the Mayans, Toltecs, and Aztecs the seeds (also known as beans) were also used as a form of currency in Aztec society.
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 even times when no person in the whole domain was allowed to use the seeds, except the King and his court.
The complexity of the Cacao tree and its fabulous fruit and seeds serves as a reminder to us of the great potential of the rainforest botanicals for enhancing our well-being. The plant can be used in honor of the vast diversity of the virgin rainforest. 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 pleasure, including sex.
Recently, scholars deciphered the word 'ka-ka-wa' on a Mayan chocolate drinking vessel that dates back thousands of years. Cacao is so popular, rumor has it that Casanova himself abandoned champagne in preference of chocolate. Even the animals love cacao as the trees attract over 80 different species of birds in areas that they are planted.
A beautiful Mayan legend about Cacao: After creating the world, the oceans, plants and animals, the Mayan deity, Heart of Sky, had one remaining task; to create humanity. First, Heart of Sky worked with mud, then wood, and even stone without success. Using creativity and insight, Heart of Sky fashioned a human being out of natural materials including water, earth, corn, and various beautiful fruits including cacao. And so it is told, humans came into being with cacao as an essential ingredient.
Chocolate alchemy: Cacao blends fabulous with essential oils of Vanilla, Peppermint, Rose, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Sandalwood, Tuberose, Tangerine, Wild Orange, and Dark Patchouli
Create your own body oil by adding to Fractionated Coconut oil, Coconut Jojoba lotion, Hemp oil, or Jojoba oil.
Cacao vanilla bliss
Cacao essential oil 40 drops
Vanilla essential oil 10 drops
Blend in 4 ounces of Fractionated Coconut oil or Coconut jojoba body cream.
Vanilla dream (a children's blessing)
4 drops vanilla
1 drop cacao essential oil
1 ounce of carrier of choice
Chocolate and roses
1 drop rose absolute
1 drop cacao essential oil
wear as a natural perfume
Ahem prema (divine love)
13 drops of cacao essential oil
3 drops of rose absolute
3 drops of vanilla essential oil
4 ounces of fractionated coconut oil
Love is all there is!
20 drops of sandalwood
4 drops of cacao essential oil
1 drop rose absolute
To learn more about the use of all our essential oils, we encourage you to visit The Ananda Apothecary Forums, where you can post questions regarding specific applications of each oil. Questions in the forums are regularly answered by Ananda Apothecary staff, and other experienced aromatherapy practitioners.