The Kokum comes from the Garcinia Tree. The kokum fruit is cooling, antiseptic that purifies the blood and fights cholesterol. Garcinia indica seed also contains oil, which remains solid at room temperature and is used in food pharmaceutical and in cosmetics. It is often used as a substitute for Cocoa Butter due to its uniform triglyceride composition. It melts when it comes into contact with the skin. Kokum Butter is composed of beneficial compounds that help to regenerate skin cells. It’s commonly used in skin healing lotions, creams and body butters, as well as soaps, cosmetics and toiletries. Kokum fruit has lots of medicinal properties. It is beneficial in aiding and regenerating tired and worn skin cells. It also supports elasticity and general flexibility of the skin wall.
Kokum Butter is rich in essential fatty acids, which aid in cell oxygenation and make nutrients more readily available for use by skin tissues. It also contains antioxidant vitamin E. Kokum Body Butter is a non-comedogenic (non pore-clogging) material that aids quick absorption and adds a premium texture to your cream emulsions. Furthermore, it is known to help regenerate tired and worn skin cells and supports skin elasticity and general flexibility of the skin wall. It has been used traditionally in India to soften skin and restore elasticity and as a balm for dry, cracked, rough and calloused skin. It is also beneficial for the treatment of many different conditions, such as helps in preventing dry skin and regenerate skin cells. It is also wonderful to use in the summer as a moisturizer before and after sun exposure to reduce possibility of the skin peeling or becoming dried out.
All in all, the Kokum Body Butter is a moisturizing product designed to keep moisture in your skin by providing a protective barrier. It is made to cover your skin with a protective layer that keeps outside influences from drying it out, and to keep the moisture inside from escaping. The oils from mango contain antioxidants that are said to help slow the aging process and vitamins that nourish your skin. In addition, it can be used as a “sunblock” to keep skin from tightening from sun rays. It is ideal to use on sunburn.
To prolong shelf life and prevent melting you should store it in a cool location. Kokum is a relatively hard butter and does not apply well as a “stand alone” application. It is best used within cosmetic formulations along with other ingredients to make it more pliable when you are developing exotic body care products. Tale not that Kokum butter is a dry and flaky butter which is best used for further manufacturing purposes and because of its dry nature many will think that the butter has gone bad. This is normal and all raw Kokum butter will have a dry and cracked appearance.
Our Kokum Butter Product Range
Better Botanicals Kokum Butter Body Balm for Dry/Damaged Skin, 8-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 2)
Hand & body lotion. Herbal. Balancing. Pure. A nourishing Ayurvedic balm to soothe and rejuvenate dry/sensitive skin. Deeply-moisturizing Kokum Butter is rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs) that keep skin healthy and strong. This aromatic balm is also enriched wi (more…)
Shea Butter: The Nourishing Properties of Africa’s Best-Kept Natural Beauty Secret (Paperback)
In the most up-to-date book of its kind, we share one of the African continents best-kept natural beauty secrets: shea butter. Shea butter is one of the mostif not the mostnourishing, healing, and anti-aging moisturizers available. And yet its positive attri (more…)
Better Botanicals Ayurvedic Lip Therapy with Kokum Butter, Passionfruit, .15-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6)
Kokum Butter is a nourishing, edible emollient used in India as a vegan alternative to ghee. Rich in essential fatty acids (EFAs), it helps heal chapped, cracked skin, restoring softness and suppleness. Each unique flavor utilizes key herbs from the Ayurvedic phar (more…)
Better Botanicals Ayurvedic Lip Therapy, with Kokum Butter, Rose-Mint, .15 oz Bottles, (Pack of 6)
Better Botanicals Ayurvedic Lip Therapy, with Kokum Butter, Rose-Mint, 15 oz (4.25 g)
Kokum Butter Body Balm. Therapeutic Ayurvedic lotion rich in EFAs, antioxidants and herbs, delivers soothing nourishment with kokum butter, watercress, clary sage and Sandalwood. Calming Betel Leaf, Turmeric anc Chakur help to strengthen skin, calm inflammation a (more…)
Better Botanicals Ayurvedic Lip Balm, with Kokum Butter, Mango, .15 oz Bottles, (Pack of 6)
Better Botanicals Ayurvedic Lip Therapy, with Kokum Butter, Mango, 15 oz (4.25 g)
Better Botanicals Kokum Butter Body Wash, 6-Ounce Tubes (Pack of 2)
Herbal. Balancing. Pure. Soothing and moisturizing for dry skin. A Soothing body cleanser for dry/sensitive skin. This blend of nourishing Ayurvedic herbs and rejuvenating, EFA-rich kokum butter tones and purifies. Results: silky clean skin you’ll love to touch. C (more…)