ECUADORIAN CEREMONIAL GRADE CACAO
Want to experience more delicious flow, creativity, joy, focus and sensuality in life? All whilst boosting your immune system and eliminating toxins?
450g Ceremonial grade cacao handpicked by people from the Quechua tribe in Ecuador. Raw, organic and delicious.
Why give this cacao a home?
This cacao is sourced from trees that are up to 50 years old. Their roots grow deep into the soil and entwine through other plant medicines; adding to the cacao’s depth, wisdom and potency. The variety is known as ‘Arriba Nacional del Fino Aroma’, due to its beautiful smell, enticing your senses from the moment you open the bag, it really smells divine. It is not just the aroma that sets it apart, this cacao also has a unique texture, the ‘grumos’, or nibbles, add to its potency and are an indicator of purity and the raw, organic power of this medicine.
- Tip: If you prefer a smooth drink, I recommend blending it for three minutes after heating.
I find this variety of cacao deep, energizing and potent. Its effects are long-lasting, the perfect way to start the day heart open and with a spring in my step.
Science of Cacao:
There are amazing health benefits to be found when working with ceremonial grade cacao. For a brief overview, follow the link below for more information on the properties and their usage:
*Vitamins & Minerals: Cacao is packed with essential vitamins and minerals, including being a top source of Magnesium, Manganese, Sulphur, Iron, Zinc, Potassium, Copper and Chromium in its raw state.
*Theobromine stimulates the cardiovascular system, it does not “charge up” the nervous system in the same way that caffeine does. Instead, it helps to relax smooth muscle, stimulating the heart, enhancing mood, and enhancing oxygenated blood flood to the brain and major organs, which helps you think more creatively. It’s also a potent diuretic and wonderful aid in the detoxification process.
*Antioxidants: Cacao is the number one antioxidant food in the world, coming in with 15 times more of these awesome flavonoids than blueberries. These precious antioxidant flavonoids help in trapping damaging free radicals and heavy metals, clearing up toxic cells from the system and supporting detoxification, as well as optimising the functioning of the blood and fortifying blood vessel and artery walls. This helps to improve circulation, supports the heart muscle and regulates blood pressure.
- Read all about the science of ceremonial grade cacao here:
Dosage and recipes for ceremonial grade cacao:
Cacao is a spiritual, as well as physical medicine, doses may have different effects on you on different days. So start slowly, tune in and listen to your body’s wisdom, there is no strict rule. However, I follow the guidelines 5-10g is a microdose. 15-20g medium dose. 25-40g strong dose. I would not recommend working with the higher end or more than 40g unless you are very experienced, or the space is being held for you securely in a small group or individually. I would certainly start low and build up your personal knowledge of how this cacao works with you.
I recommend fasting for 3-4 hours before; having an empty stomach does hasten the assimilation of the medicine. This helps deepen your experience with ceremonial work and allows you to have clarity and space to prepare and be conscious about what you are working with. Although, fasting is not necessary, especially when micro-dosing.
Drink lots of water before and after and some during as it naturally helps remove toxicity in the body and the water is needed to flush them out.
Eat nutritional food and healthy food after working with cacao.
Avoid alcohol the day before and ideally up to 72 hours after as that is how long the medicine will be in your system.
- Need a recipe, check out my favourite one and top tips for making your own elixir at home here
Your ceremonial grade cacao arrives wrapped in fully recyclable packaging, and in a biodegradable, resealable pouch.
“Just received my cacao! Thank you so much. The quality is amazing and can’t get over the layering patterns in the blocks!! As raw as you can get:) Just had my first cup and it’s so delicious!” Ilsa Secrett
“The cacao is excellent quality and today I have felt very grounded and light. So today was very calm and I got more stuff done than usual.” Tim Sanders
“Super super satisfied with the Quality of this cacao! I am quite a frequent cacao drinker and feeling all the good effects here. Thank you for sharing this amazing medicine!” Alina Zoe Walfee
“Item arrived in a timely manner and the cacao smells absolutely amazing! Will definitely repurchase again soon!” Ashley Ann Beddoe
“The Cacao is still working strongly for me, thank you so much. My week has been great, better than usual and I REALLY believe it is down to the cacao!” Gem