$4.30

Kokum Butter Unrefined

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Our Kokum butter is unrefined so has a slight off-white colour compared to refined which is white.

Kokum is a relatively hard butter that does not apply well as a “stand alone” application. It is most suitable for being blended with other ingredients to make it more pliable when you are developing exquisite body care products.

Please note that Kokum butter by nature is a dry and flaky butter. This dry and flaky appearance causes many to think that the butter has gone bad, but this is a natural characteristic of Kokum butter.

EXTRACTION METHOD Expeller pressed

Melting Point: 90-104 ° F

SUGGESTED USE Cosmetic use only

SHELF LIFE: 2 years from the date of purchase under proper storage conditions.

Our Kokum butter is derived from the Garcinia tree and is expeller pressed and refined. This naturally white butter is often used as a substitute for Cocoa butter due to its uniform triglyceride composition. It’s commonly used as a thickener for lotions, creams and body butters, as well as soaps, cosmetics, and toiletries.

INCI: Garcinia indica

Country of Origin: Netherlands

ATTRIBUTES

  • nurtures damaged skin
  • soothes inflamed skin
  • provides a supple skin feel
  • emulsion stabilizer and thickener
  • Improved barrier for natural hydration

GUIDELINES

  • creams and lotions: 2 to 3%
  • salves and balms: 10 to 20%
  • w/o body butters and creams: 3 to 8%
  • conditioners: 1 to 2%
  • lip balm 5% and up

APPLICATIONS

  • dry skin therapy
  • inflamed skin treatments
  • hair conditioners
  • body creams, lotions, butters

SPECIFICATIONS

Appearance: Off White / Brittle / Butter / Fat Shavings
Odour: Characteristic / Fatty
Solubility: Oil Miscible
Storage: Tightly Sealed / Protected from Heat / Light
Shelf: 24 Months Properly Handled / Stored

TIPS:

Kokum Butter, along with the Cocoa Butter, is one of the best butter to use for balms, and salves, because of its brittle texture, where it will help you to create the, ever-popular, gelled texture.