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INCI: Astrocaryum vulgare seed Butter
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Our TUCUMA BUTTER is extracted from the seeds of the Tucuma fruits and comes from the brazilan amazonian forest, where it is wild harvested. Our sustainable harvesting model, using the seeds, allows local people to get income from the trees instead of cutting them to sell the wood.
TUCUMA BUTTER is an ivory butter with a silky texture, which makes it very interesting for cosmetic formulations. The high ammount of saturated fatty acid allows the butter to be very stable. This property, together with the high melting point and the very neutral smell make it ideal for lipsticks, lipbalms and body butters.

Technical Information
Appearance (20°C) Ivory to light yellow solid Butter
Odor characteristic
Acid Value (mgKOH/g) <10
Peroxide value (meqO²/kg) <10
Saponification value (mgKOH/g) 230-250
Melting point (°C) 30-32
Average Fatty Acid Composition % by weight
Saturated fatty acids 97% Unsaturated Fatty Acids 3%
Lauric Acid 44-55 Linoleic Acid C18:2 2-5
Miristic Acid 22-30
Palmitic Acid C16:0 5-10
Stearic Acid C18:0 10-15

Properties and Cosmetic Applications

TUCUMA BUTTER is recommended for :
- skin care : creams, milks.... 1-5%
- lipsticks, lipbalms, color cosmetic 5-30%
- Sun care products 3-6%
- hair care creams, conditioners 5-20%
- body oils, massage oils etc... 60-100%

Packaging and Storage

Packaging: 4.5kg, 18kg
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.