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INCI: Astrocaryum murumuru Kernel Butter
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Our MURUMURU BUTTER is obtained from the Kernels of a palm-tree in the Amazonian rainforest in Brazil. The red fruits contain a yellowish pulp with a very hard seed, full of oil.
MURUMURU BUTTER is extremely stable due to its high amount in saturated fatty acid. This property, together with its particular silky texture, makes it ideal for cosmetics formulations. Besides, its high shine is very interesting for natural make up and lip glosses.

Technical Information
Appearance (20°C) Ivory butter
Odour characteristic
Acid Value (mgKOH/g) <15
Peroxide value (meqO²/kg) <10
Iodine Value (g/I²/100) 10-15
Saponification value (mgKOH/g) 230-240
Melting point (°C) 30-35
Average Fatty Acid Composition % by weight
Satured 90% Unsaturated 10%
Caprilic Acid 2-4 Palmitic Acid C16:0 5-10
Capri Acid 1-3 Palmitoleic Acid 2-4
Lauric Acid 40-50 Oleic Acid C18:1 5-10
Miristic Acid 28-33 Linoleic Acid 1-5

Properties and Cosmetic Applications

MURUMURU BUTTER is recommended for :
- skin care : creams, milks.... 1-5%
- lipsticks, lip balms, 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: 18 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.