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Dive into the lush, uplifting scents of Rabot 1745, a beauty range inspired by our cocoa plantation.
When our cocoa estate was first established in 1745, ships would set sail from Saint Lucia creaking with cocoa cargo destined to supply 700 chocolate houses lining the streets of London. It was also the golden era of the apothecary, amber bottles and herbal remedies.
We imagined the result of these two worlds colliding. 250 years later cocoa grower Angus Thirlwell invited our chairman, and modern apothecary, Andrew Gerrie to explore Rabot estate. With his beauty ‘know how’ as ex-CEO of Lush, the flourishing cocoa pods and rich variety of flora and fauna naturally inspired. Things that grow together, go together.
He was well placed, for centuries, the people of Central America had used cocoa butter to soothe chapped lips and sunburn. After cocoa arrived in Europe, apothecaries were soon using it in their own therapies too. Deep within our dappled cocoa groves Andrew examined and imagined what the essence of our estate would look like, bottled. The result is Rabot 1745, a beauty range unlike any other.
Environmentally friendly and cruelty-free beauty
With its fresh, invigorating scents and sleek, sophisticated look, our range is unisex and designed for both women and men, looking as natural on a dressing table as it would on an office desk. The result: smoky quartz glass, with natural ingredients inside. None of our beauty range is tested on animals and we’re committed to being cruelty-free. It’s environmentally friendly too: all our products are made with recyclable packaging – and no microbeads.
Breathe in the uplifting scents of a Caribbean cocoa plantation, with these natural ways to cleanse, nourish and enhance your skin. Here’s what’s on offer in our ever-growing Rabot 1745 beauty range.
First first established in 1745, our cocoa estate is now an ethical model for sustainable cocoa farming and a boutique hotel hideaway. Find out more about the estate and inspiration here. https:/www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/hotel-restaurants.html