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INCI: Garnicinia Indica Seed Butter
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Our KOKUM BUTTER from India is obtained from the seeds of the kokum fruit. The lemon sized dark purple kokums contain five to eight seeds, which are pressed locally to obtain the kokum butter.
KOKUM BUTTER is traditionally used in ointments and soaps for its emollient properties. It is known to improve the skin elasticity to cure severely dry skin, ulceration and fissures on lips, feets, hands, etc. Its non-greasy texture and its ability to penetrate the skin very easily, together with its very high stability and its melting point closed to skin temperature make it ideal for cosmetics formulations.

Technical Information
Appearance (20°C) Light yellow butter
Odour Low, typical
Iodine Value (g/I²/100) 32-40
Saponification value (mgKOH/g) 185-195
Melting point (°C) 34-43
Average Fatty Acid Composition % by weight
Palmitic Acid C16:0 2-8
Stearic Acid C18:0 50-67
Oleic Acid C18:1 27-44
Linoleic Acid C18:2 0,5-8
Component Glycerides % Molecules
Tristcarin 1.5
Oleodistearin 68
Oleopalmitostearin 8
Stearodiolein 20
Palmitodiolein 0.5
Trilolein 2

Properties and Cosmetic Applications

KOKUM BUTTER is recommended for :
- skin care : creams, milks.... 1-5%
- lipsticks, lipbalms, color cosmetic 30-60%
- sun care / after sun care creams, milks 3-6%
- hair care creams, conditioners 10-30%
- body butters, massage butters etc... 60-100%

Packaging and Storage

Packaging : 25 kg
Storage : Store in cool conditions (below 25°C) away from light and humidity in unopened containers.
Shelf Life : 24 months in original unopened packaging.
Safety : Refer to MSDS. Not considered hazardous.