Kokum Butter is extracted from from the kernel of mangosteen fruit. After the cosmetic industry discovered Kokum butter a higher demand has pushed for more yields of kokum butter. To meet the demand several manufactures started extracting Kokum butter using chemical solvents.
Kokum butter comes in Unrefined, Cold-Pressed and Refined. The picture posted shows how the Kokum butter comes when purchased in the markets of India!
Color/Scent: light to medium brown with brown specks with a strong smell
Fully compliant with the US National Organic Program(NOP)
Shelf Life: 1 year
Melting point: 38/40C/100/104F.
Texture: Dry, chalky, soft brittle at room temperature/soft silky smooth
I carry both UNREFINED Kokum butters the white which is COLD-PRESSED and filtered and the brown which is STEAM BOILED and Pressed. As you can see from the link "raw" kokum butter is steamed, ground THEN pressed so you are actually purchasing a COOKED product while White Kokum butter is COLD-Pressed and filtered to remove the seed bits, twigs and bugs.
Here is a video of how kokum butter is made. As you can see BROWN Kokum butter is BOILED and NOT cold pressed.
Our Kokum butter is UNREFINED and UNFILTERED keeping the beneficial chemical composition, sourced from a small cooperative in India that makes Kokum butter using the very traditional way from wild harvested mangosteen fruits using manually operated machines resulting is a high quality, genuine, authentic Raw Kokum butter.
Kokum butter smooths lines and wrinkles by restoring elasticity, and improving the ability of the skin to retain moisture.
It is a nutritive, astringent and emollient butter; has a high melting point can replace the beeswax in balms and ointments; has anti-inflammatory properties to heal skin ulcerations.; can be used to replace animal ingredients such beeswax on lipsticks; excellent for sensitive skin; has amazing therapeutic values.
We now offer your choice of ziploc baggies, BPA-Free Plastic Jars or FSC Certified Unbleached Totally Chlorine-Free (TCF) paper packaging.
NOTE: Organic Unrefined products have particular scents, textures and colors. If you are not familiar with the natural colors, textures and scents UNREFINED ingredients, please use judgement. Due to the nature of the products we sell, returns/exchanges are NOT accepted for the above mentioned reasons.
As with any new product always test for a potential allergic reaction.