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Ucuuba Butter - Natural Unrefined

Ucuuba Butter - Natural Unrefined

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Ucuuba Butter
Natural Unrefined Sustainable Product of the Brazilian Amazon Forest
  • Plant Part – Seeds
  • Origin – Brazil
  • Processing method – Cold Pressed
  • Color - Dark Yellow to Brown
  • Scent - Smokey, earthy aroma.
Native to Central and South America, Ucuuba Butter is a natural butter cold pressed from the seeds of the Ucuuba tree. The resulting butter is brown to yellow in color and soft but dry in consistency and characteristic aroma that resembles the nutmeg. Ucuuba Butter is exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids.   Ucuuba Butter is ideal for making pomades, creams, lotions, body butter and other skin care formulations where emollience is desired. Due to its dark brown color, this butter can be used to produce richly colored dark soaps. It can be also used, in combination with other ingredients, for producing vegetable candles. 

Suggested Usage:
When adding butter to creams and lotions, it might be necessary to gently warm them until the texture can be incorporated into the final product. Using a hand blender, create a vortex of your cream or lotion and drizzle your melted butter to fully incorporate. As with most raw materials, results may vary, so we strongly recommend testing with a small sample batch.

All our oils, butter, and bioactive products are extracted from Amazonian plants using chemical-free methods (without the use of chemical reagents or solvents). This method of Cold Extraction allows the production of high-quality products, such as oils, greases, soaps, and herbal extracts; also, it preserves the bioactive compounds that are found in the raw materials.

They are wild species that grow naturally in the Amazon rainforest, extracted sustainably without the use of pesticides and fertilizers. Our products are cruelty-free. 

The product may be subject to variation in color, viscosity, smell and other factors depending on the harvesting and local temperature.

Paris Fragrances is not liable for misuse in handling our products nor are we responsible for the final result of your product. See our store policy page.
Do you know?
Ucuuba is a native tree of the floodplains found throughout the Amazonian region, extending to the states of Maranhão and Pernambuco. The indigenous name of the tree means grease (ucu) and tree (yba). This species prefers flooded regions and reaches a height of 25 to 35 m. A mature tree can produce between 30 to 50 kg of seeds per year. The seeds are rich in fats (60%–70%) and extracts of oil/tallow can reach 50% per kilograms of seeds (dry weight). A plantation with 150 trees per hectare can yield up to 7 tons of seeds per year, which can be processed into 3500 kilos of fat per hectare. Trees can grow 3 m over the course of two years.

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Ucuuba butter, extracted from the seeds of the Ucuuba tree native to the Amazon rainforest, boasts a unique profile of physical and chemical attributes that make it a prized ingredient in various applications. Here's a closer look at its key characteristics:

1. Physical Properties:

  • Texture: Ucuuba butter exhibits a dense, solid texture at room temperature, similar to a waxy consistency. This property contributes to its usefulness in cosmetic and skincare products, as it helps to create stable formulations.
  • Color: Ucuuba butter typically presents as a pale to deep yellow or brownish color, depending on factors such as the source and processing methods. This natural variation adds depth to cosmetic products.
  • Odor: Ucuuba butter may have a mild, earthy scent that is characteristic of natural plant-based butters. Its aroma is often described as pleasant and inoffensive.

2. Chemical Composition:

  • Fatty Acids: Ucuuba butter is rich in fatty acids, with lauric, myristic, oleic, and palmitic acids being the predominant ones. These fatty acids contribute to its moisturizing and emollient properties.
  • Antioxidants: Ucuuba butter contains antioxidants like vitamin C, which help protect the skin from oxidative stress and premature aging.
  • Phytochemicals: It also contains various phytochemicals that contribute to its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, making it suitable for sensitive or irritated skin.
  • Saponification Value: Ucuuba butter typically has a saponification value, which measures the amount of potassium hydroxide required to saponify it. This value can vary and is used in soap-making processes.
  • Melting Point: Ucuuba butter has a melting point that falls within a range of approximately 47-53°C (117-127°F). This characteristic makes it ideal for creating stable formulations in cosmetic products.

Understanding these physical and chemical characteristics of Ucuuba butter is crucial for formulators and manufacturers seeking to harness its unique qualities in cosmetics, skincare, and haircare products. Its natural richness and versatility make it a valuable asset in the world of natural and sustainable ingredients.


Utilizing Ucuuba Butter in Cosmetic Products

Ucuuba butter, derived from the seeds of the Ucuuba tree found in the Amazon rainforest, is a versatile and valuable ingredient for cosmetic formulations. Here's how to effectively incorporate Ucuuba butter into your cosmetic products:

1. Moisturizers and Creams: Ucuuba butter's rich, creamy texture makes it an excellent addition to moisturizers and creams. Blend it with other emollients and hydrating ingredients to create a luxurious and deeply nourishing product. Ucuuba butter helps seal in moisture, leaving the skin soft and supple.

2. Lip Balms and Lip Care: Ucuuba butter's natural emollient properties are perfect for lip balms and lip care products. Its hydrating abilities help prevent chapping and keep lips smooth and moisturized.

3. Hair Masks and Conditioners: For hair care products, Ucuuba butter can be used to create hair masks and conditioners. Its moisturizing and conditioning qualities help tame frizz, restore shine, and strengthen hair strands. Blend it with other hair-loving ingredients for optimal results.

4. Serums and Anti-Aging Products: Ucuuba butter's high content of antioxidants and vitamins makes it a valuable ingredient in serums and anti-aging products. These formulations can help combat signs of aging, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and promote a youthful complexion.

5. Body Lotions and Butters: Incorporate Ucuuba butter into body lotions and body butters to provide intense hydration for the skin. Its nourishing properties help alleviate dryness and maintain skin's elasticity.

6. Soaps and Cleansers: Ucuuba butter can also be used in soap and cleanser formulations. Its gentle cleansing properties, combined with its moisturizing benefits, make it an excellent choice for products that cleanse without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

Remember to carefully measure and blend Ucuuba butter with other ingredients to achieve the desired consistency and benefits in your cosmetic products. With Ucuuba butter, you're harnessing the power of the Amazon to create skincare and haircare solutions that promote natural beauty and well-being.



UCUUBA BUTTER (Virola sebifera)



Product: UCUUBA BUTTER (Virola sebifera)

Product ID: 006

Production process: Cold extraction

Origin: Amazonian Forest, wild-crafted

Product use: Personal Care Formulations


Classification according to EC regulation 1272/2008 (CLP): This substance is not classified as hazardous
according to regulation (EC) 1272/2008 [CLP].

Classification according to Directive 67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC: This preparation is not classified as dangerous according to 1999/45/EC.


 Classification according to EC regulation 1272/2008 (CLP):


Signal word: Not applicable

2.1. Hazard Pictograms: Not applicable

2.2. Hazard Statements: Not applicable

2.3. Safety Precautions

P101: If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand P102: Keep
out of reach of children

P103: Read label before use

2.3 .2 _ Prevention precautionary statements

P261: Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/ vapors/spray.

P272: Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. 

P280: Wear protective gloves.

P301 + P310: IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor/according to your area.

P302 + P352: IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water and soap P302: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell P331: Do NOT induce vomiting.

P321: Specific treatment- see on this label P330: Rinse mouth P333 + P313: if skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.

P362 + P364: Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
P405: Store locked up.

P501: Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/ international regulations.

Labeling (67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC)

2.1. Hazard Symbol: Not applicable

2.2. Risk Prases: Not applicable

2.3. Safety Phrases:

S02 - Keep out of the reach of children.

S23 - Do not breathe gas/fumes/vapor/spray (appropriate wording to be specified by the manufacturer).

S37- Wear suitable gloves.

S62 - If swallowed, do not induce vomiting: seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label          


Substance or mixture: Substance

Ingredients: Ucuuba Butter

INCI Name: Virola sebifera

Hazardous Components: Not a hazardous material under the Department of Labor definitions. Is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

According to Classification 1999/45/EC not classified as hazardous.

According to Classification 1272/2208 not classified as hazardous.

Reach status(EC1907/2006): This product is according to Annex 5, §9 exempted from the registration.

CAS #356065-37-7

EINECS #609-149-1



Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water of eye wash solution for a least 15 minutes – get medical attention if irritation persists.

Skins: Wash with soap and water – get medical attention if irritation persists.

Ingestion: If ingested in large amounts can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea

Inhalation: Under mist conditions, no short-term inhalation limits

Acute: Not know


Flashpoint and Method: Not determined

Autoignition: Not determined

Boiling point: Not determined

Extinguishing Media: CO2, Dry chemicals, Foam

Special fire fighting: Class B Fire; Application of water to burning oil can cause procedures

splattering; oil will float; use air-supplied equipment for fighting interior fires.

Unusual Fire & explosion: None

Possible risk of autoignition/spontaneous combustion under high temperature/closed conditions if material is absorbed on various matrices and oxygen is present.


If material is spilled: No specific hazards; material is non-hazardous; if in mist form and levels are above 15g/m3 (total), a dust mask and goggles are required

Personal Precautions:

Respiratory protection: Not normally needed

Ventilation: Intermittent clean air exchanges are recommended, but not required

Protection gloves: Not normally needed

Eye protection: Not normally needed

Environmental precautions: Dispose of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.


Handling: Not special requirements

Store requirements for storage areas and containers: Storage in a cool, dry location, in a sealed container, don’t expose to direct sunlight, keep storing temperature below 77oF(25oC)

Shelf life:24 months, should be stored tightly sealed, protected from light and heat.




Eye protection: Safety glasses

Skin protection: N/A

Respiratory protection: Not needed under normal conditions

Ventilation: Area should be well ventilated

Special: N/A

Mechanical: N/A

Other protective clothing: None

Work/hygienic practices: Normal work and hygiene practices for handling non-hazardous liquid material


Physical State: solid

Appearance: Light to dark brown

Odor: Typical vegetable oil odor, characteristic.

Specific density: 0,885

Solubility in water: Insoluble

Liquid surface tension: 25 dynes/cm @20oC

Melting point: 53oC

Vapor pressure(mm Hg): N/A

Evaporation rate: Greater than 1

Water-reactive: No



Stability: Generally stable, become rancid on extended exposure to air, avoid strong oxidizers.

Conditions to avoid: N/A

Incompatibility: None

Hazardous decomposition products: N/A

Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur


Acute toxicity: Acute effects are not expected after exposure to the product. DL50 oral: not determined

DL50 oral: not determined

CL50: not determined

Skin irritation: May cause mild skin irritation

Eye irritation: May cause mild irritation to eyes

Respiratory or skin sensitization: Not expected sensitizing effects after exposure to the product

Germ cell mutagenicity: Not expected that the product presents mutagenic potential

Carcinogenicity: Not expected that the product has carcinogenic potential

Reproductive toxicity: Not expected that the product presents potential toxicity reproduction.

Systemic target organ toxicity – single exposure: Systemic effects are not expected after a single exposure to the product.

Systemic target organ toxicity – repeated exposure: Systemic effects are not expected after repeated and exposure to the product.

AspirationHazard: Not determined 


Eco-toxicity: The Product does not present a risk.

Persistence and degradability: Good degradability

Bioaccumulative potential: No bioaccumulation

Mobility in soil: Well-tolerated

Other adverse effects: Not determined


Waste Disposal Methodo(s): Physically clean up, and check local landfill disposal requirements.



Dot classification: Not a DOT-controlled material (USA); ship as raw material for cosmetic use, not to be with incompatible materials include poisons.

Class division: Not restricted

Proper shipping name: N/A

Label: None

Packing group: N/A

Id Number: N/A

Hazard: N/A


Immediate (acute) Health: N

Sudden release of pressure: N

Delayed (chronic) health: N

Reactivity: N

Fire: N

State Right-To-Know (RTK) information: Check with specific state authorities since regulations vary within the states.



 To the best of our knowledge, the information contained herein is accurate and is provided in good faith to comply with applicable federal and state laws. However, we cannot assume any liability whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. The final determination of the suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user. While certain hazards are described herein, it is important to note that all materials may present unknown hazards, and therefore, caution should be exercised. We cannot guarantee that these described hazards are the only ones that may exist.  

NA = Not applicable

ND = Not determined


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In case your order is returned to us as undeliverable, don't worry. We'll hold it in our showroom for 15 days, and we'll be happy to arrange a reshipment for you, though there will be a second shipping fee.

Once your package leaves our warehouse, we understand that we can't control its journey, and shipping delays can happen. We are not responsible for any such delays or errors caused by the shipping carrier.

Once USPS or UPS confirms the delivery of your order to your door or mailbox, we consider it delivered. However, if, in unfortunate circumstances, the box is stolen or lost after delivery, we kindly ask for your understanding that we cannot be held responsible.

Please note that certain extraordinary circumstances, like acts of God, which are beyond our control, such as natural disasters, may cause unforeseen interference with carrier routes, leading to shipping delays. Regrettably, we cannot be held responsible for such situations.

If, by any chance, you receive your order duplicated, please let us know, and we'll promptly send you a return label to send the extra products back to our warehouse.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our friendly customer support team. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you!

Return Policy

We take great care in inspecting all products before packing to ensure their quality. Upon receiving your order, please kindly check it for any damages. If you do come across any issues, please reach out to us at within 48 hours of delivery, and we'll be glad to assist you.

Please note that any claims must be made within 30 days of the order being delivered. For eligible items that are unused and in saleable condition, we will provide a refund for the product price. However, shipping fees, duties, and taxes are non-refundable.

To maintain the high standards of our product offerings, we regret to inform you that essential oils, fragrance oils, vegetable oils, and butters cannot be returned or eligible for refunds.

We truly value your satisfaction and are here to ensure you have a positive experience with our products. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us. We appreciate your understanding and support!

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