Kokum butter is obtained from the seeds of a fruit bearing tree, Garcinia Indica, grown in East India.
The seeds contain approx. 26% Kokum oil. Kokum oil is light gray, yellow to red in color.
Once processed, the butter is white/off white
to yellow in color and remains a solid at room temperature. It is
non-greasy with a smooth dense, dry, flaky texture. It has a slight
nutty scent and is nearly odorless. It’s a stable, hard, vegetable butter
and melts on contact with skin.
It’s used for making skin and
hair care products: cosmetics, toiletries, soaps, lotions, creams,
body butters, salves, lipsticks, lip balms, conditioners, foundations, etc… Discover benefits for skin and hair!
TIPS for USING
(Benefits, Storing, Home Crafts)
-- Rich in Essential Fatty Acids.
(Offers Thickness without Stiffness).
-- High in Oxidative Stability.
(Assists with Emulsion Integrity).
-- Can Substitute for Cocoa Butter.
This butter has a 2 year shelf life, if stored properly. Store in a tightly sealed container. Store in a cool, dark, location away from heat and sunlight.
AVERAGE USE IN HOME CRAFTS
(Approximates in homemade recipes).
BAR SOAPS: 2 - 5%
(Approx. 1 tablespoon per pound)
CONDITIONERS: 1 - 2%
CREAMS/LOTIONS: 1 - 3 %
(Adds superb texture)
SALVES/BALMS: 10 - 20%
SKIN CARE BENEFITS
- Restore Elasticity
- Heal Lip Ulceration
- Skin Regenerative
- Soften & Moisturize
- Reduce Inflammation
- Nurture Damaged Skin
- Soothe Dry Cracked Skin
- Promote Blood Circulation
- Quickly Absorbs; Non-Clogging
- Contains Antioxidants and Vitamin E
Skin conditions that can benefit from this butter include: dry, dull, cracked, callused, rough, inflamed, pre-mature aged, fine lines, wrinkles, damaged, minor burns, eczema, scrapes, rashes, dermatitis, stretch marks, scars, sunburns, acne, spider veins, sensitive.
CAUTION! Those with nut allergies should avoid using this butter.
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- Soothe Dry Scalp
- Restore Luster to Hair
- Prevent Hair Breakage
- Nourish Hair and Scalp
- Stimulate New Hair Growth
- Restore Dry, Damaged, Hair
HOW KOKUM BUTTER IS MANUFACTURED!