The cupuacu tree is native to the Amazon, most notably to the northern region of Brazil. The tree is similar to the cocoa tree and typically reaches an average height of 10 meters.
Cupuacu Butter is pressed from the seeds of the cupuacu tree. The butter possesses a soft, creamy consistency. Cupuacu Butter is gaining attention for its impressive ability to hydrate the skin, composition of plant sterols, overall nutritive profile and versatility for use in beauty, cosmetic and personal care products.
Our premium quality Cupuacu Butter is carefully produced, sourced and packaged to maintain the purity, freshness and beneficial properties of this remarkably nutritive lipid.
Cupuacu Butter possesses a texture and consistency that is softer and creamier than cocoa butter. It is exceptionally moisturizing and hydrating. Cupuacu Butter is regarded as a highly desirable vegan alternative to lanolin because its ability to retain water and provide exceptional skin hydration is far superior to that of lanolin. Additionally, Cupuacu Butter does not carry the risk of skin sensitization that lanolin possesses.
The remarkable hydration capabilities, consistency, texture and composition of Cupuacu Butter make it well suited for use in a wide array of personal care applications that include formulations intended for mature, severely dry and problem skin. Cupuacu Butter is also an effective ingredient for use in hair care products intended to add shine, nourish, hydrate and replenish the moisture in hair.
Cupuacu Butter is Perfectly Suited for the Following Personal Care Applications:
Hydrating and Moisturizing
Able to Absorb Up to 4x Its Weight in Water Without Separation*
Vegan Alternative to Lanolin
Soft, Creamy Texture
Helps to Stabilize Emulsions
Rich in Sterols
Fatty Acid Profile:
Lauric Acid (C12:0): 20-25%
Myristic Acid (C14:0): 8-12%
Palmitic Acid (C16:1): 7-11%
Stearic Acid (C18:0): 16-25%
Oleic Acid (C18:1): 25-35%
Linolenic Acid (C18:3): 3.5-6.5%
Arachidic Acid (C20:0): 4.0-4.5%
Behenic Acid (C22:0): 0-1.0%
Recommended Usage: 1-100%
* Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4495740/
Cynthia Ann Fleck, RN, BSN, MBA, APN/CNS, ET/WOCN, CWS, CFCN, DNC, FACCWS* and Mackenzie Newman, MS. Advanced Skin Care ? A Novel Ingredient. National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine. March 25, 2014.
Please Note: During transit, vegetable butters may possibly melt or partially melt. Some butters may crystallize if they resolidify too slowly. This does not impact the quality or usability of the butter. Most of our customers are artisans and personal care manufacturers that melt vegetable butters for incorporation into personal care products. A grainy texture only affects those customers that have the desire to use butters "as is." Click here to learn how to eliminate crystallization
About Our Vegetable Butter Packaging: Our butters are packaged in airtight plastic containers, not retail packaging. We are a wholesale supplier, and most of our customers use our butters in their product formulations. Butters can sometimes melt during transit, and these containers help ensure that the butters don't leak. For a selection of glass and plastic easy-open jars that are wonderful to use in conjunction with our butters, look to our Packaging section.
Please Note: This product is solid at room temperature.
Origin: Brazil INCI: Theobroma grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter Extraction Method:
Expeller Pressed and Refined Shelf Life: 2 Years Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil): 210 - 235 SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.159 SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.223