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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.
||Light yellow butter
|Iodine Value (g/I²/100)
|Saponification value (mgKOH/g)
|Melting point (°C)
|Average Fatty Acid Composition % by weight
|Palmitic Acid C16:0
|Stearic Acid C18:0
|Oleic Acid C18:1
|Linoleic Acid C18:2
|Component Glycerides % Molecules
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.