This butter is cold-processed, and ultra-refined, leaving it with a very mild scent. Having a silicone-like behaviour, Tucuma is unusually rich in lauric, myristic and oleic acids; it is thus considered to have excellent emollient and skin-softening properties. As well, it is high in vitamin A, and its antioxidant properties lengthen its shelf life. It has similar properties to those of Murumuru Butter. This exotic light-coloured butter gives a natural silicone gloss to even dry and damaged hair, and its lubricity gives the skin a soft and smooth look.
Benefits of Tucuma Butter:
- It is an excellent conditioner for skin and hair restoring softness and elasticity
- It is believed to provide soothing and anti-inflammation properties, as well as boost UV-protection
- Improved oxidative stability when compared to cocoa butter
- Recommended Usage:
- Lotions & Creams: 5 - 20 %
- Balms: 5 – 100 %
- Bar Soaps: 5 - 20 %
- Hair Conditioners: 2 – 5 %
INCI Name: Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter
Extraction Method: Cold-pressed, pressed through expeller.
Country of Origin: Brazil
Status: Wild harvested
Note: When adding butter to creams and lotions, it might be necessary to gently warm it until melted or very soft in texture and can be incorporated into the final product. Using a hand blender, create a vortex with your cream or lotion and drizzle in your melted butter until fully incorporated and consistently smooth. For addition in soaps, the general rule of thumb is one tablespoon per pound (15 ml/500 g). As with most raw materials, results may vary, so we strongly recommend small, lab-scale batches prior to any commercial manufacturing.