UNREFINED VIRGIN CUPUAÇU BUTTER : BRAZIL
Growing wild in the eastern sub-region of the Brazilian Amazonia, Cupuaçu is a stable butter obtained from the fruit seed of the Cupuaçu tree. Cupuaçu also contains a range of phytosterols (natural plant estrogens). Beneficial for dry damaged skin and hair, it acts as an emollient to confer softness and a conditioned feel on the skin - this is the rain forest’s answer to unrefined shea butter. The moisturising benefits help restore the skin’s natural humidity and elasticity. Reduces degeneration of skin cells and restores flexibility, moisture retention and elasticity to the skin
The nuts are harvested between January and June and cold pressed + filtered to yield a cream coloured butter. Cupuaçu butter has a very impressive content of oleic acid and possess a better water absorption than lanolin. A solid butter, cupuaçu melts at 30°C and it takes ~1tonne of seeds to produce 135kgs of butter.
Cupuaçu butter can be used for lip balms, soaps, creams, hair products and body butters.
Our purchase of cupuaçu butter from remote indigenous communities throughout the Amazon River basin area helps to preserve the natural habitat and directly improves local economic conditions and sustainability.
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