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Drinking Cacao for Wellness

Organic Merchant’s raw cacao powders are certified organic and bountiful with health benefits.

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Health Benefits of Drinking Cacao

Our raw cacao Dust blends are powerful nutrient-rich chocolate tonics. We use fine, non-alkalised cacao powder made from pure cocoa beans that have been ground. Not to be confused for cocoa, our cacao is made by cold-pressing raw cacao beans ensuring that no nutrients are lost by heat treating.

It has a slightly bitter chocolate taste and is known for its plentiful health benefits.

  • Over 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries helping to fight signs of ageing.
  • High in iron, calcium and magnesium.
  • Contains flavonoids that work to increase blood flow to the skin’s surface and can create vibrant, healthy skin.
  • High in flavanols, cacao can also improve brain function and cognition.
  • Cacao is a great source of ‘happy’ chemicals – serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine improving overall wellbeing and combatting mood swings.
  • Rich in dietary fibre, eating raw cacao on a regular basis can prevent constipation and enhance your digestive health.

Organic Merchant’s cacao collection features over 50% functional super herbs added to a raw cacao base. Some of these super herbs include:

  • Ashwagandha
  • Astragalus
  • Burdock Root
  • Chicory Root
  • Dandelion Root
  • He Shou Wu
  • Yerba Mate
  • Maca
  • Matcha
  • Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Shatavari
  • Siberian Ginseng

Our raw cacao Dusts are great for baking, desserts and smoothies. Simply substitute any recipe including cocoa powder with our Organic Merchant cacao blends.

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Wellness Cacao Categories


Our Soothe Dust features anti-inflammatory herbs such as turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper.

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Energy Boost

Our Super Dust contains herbs that can support the body to fight fatigue, boost energy and improve mental acuity including Yerba Mate and Matcha,

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Sex Dust contains herbs that can improve fertility and egg production including Maca, He Shou Wu, Rose Petals, Mucuna and Shatavari.

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Stress Relief

Spirit Dust contains powerful adaptogens that help us resist stress and symptoms of exhaustion allowing for the ability to soldier on with our day. These adaptogenic herbs include Ashwagandha, Siberian Ginseng and Astragalus.

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Sex Dust contains libido boosting herbs for both men and women including Maca, He Shou Wu and Mucuna.

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Skin Health

Herbs that prevent ageing as well as protect and soothe the skin include Dandelion, Chicory and Triphala which can all be found in Organic Merchant’s Shine Dust.

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Immune Boost

Medicinal mushrooms including reishi and shiitake can enhance immune function and can be found in our Spark Dust blend.

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Organic Merchant cacao collection cannisters