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Cupuacu Butter - Natural Unrefined

Cupuacu Butter - Natural Unrefined

Weight
$12.50 $77.60

Virgin Cupuaçu butter 

Natural, Unrefined, Sustainable Product of the Brazilian Amazon Forest

Scientific name - Theobroma grandiflorum
Plant Part – seeds
Origin - Brazil
Processing method -  Cold-pressed
Product Abstract - Creamy and emollient butter, which offers exceptional moisturization for skin and hair.  Cupuacu Butter boosts the recovery of skin's natural moisture and elasticity. Highly beneficial for dry and damaged skin and hair, promoting deep, long lasting hydration. Its high water absorption capacity, due to its high phytosterol levels, makes Cupuacu an effective alternative to lanolin from the seeds of the Cupuacu Tree in Brazil.

  • SAP:  210-235

  • NAOH (oz):  .159

  • KOH (oz):  .223

Cupuacu Butter Properties:

  • High in Essential Fatty Acids

  • Rich in Sterols

  • Highly Moisturizing and Emollient

  • High Water Absorption

  • Improves Skin Elasticity

  • May Offer Sun Protection from UV-A and UV-B Rays

  • Soft, Creamy Texture

  • Helps to Stabilize Emulsions

  • Mild Aroma

Cupuacu Butter is a highly recommended ingredient in products for:

  • Mature, Aging Skin

  • Dry, Cracked Skin

  • Dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis and Other Skin Conditions

  • Dry, Brittle and Damaged Hair

  • Lip Care

  • Deodorants and Other Personal Hygiene Products


The extracted oil from cupuaçu seeds offers fantastic properties for the cosmetic industry. The cupuaçu butter is a triglyceride that has a balanced composition of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, which gives the product a low melting point (approximately 30 °C) and an appearance of a soft solid that penetrates quickly when in contact with skin. Cupuaçu butter has high capacity to absorb water, approximately 120% higher than lanolin, and can act as a plant-based substitute for it. It contains phytosterols (especially beta-sitosterol) that operate at the cellular level to regulate water balance and the activity of lipids in the superficial layer of the skin. Its ability to absorb large amounts of water can be attributed to the hydrogen bridges formed between the water molecules and phytosterols.

All our oils, butters, and bioactive products are extracted from Amazonian plants using free chemicals methods (without the use of chemical reagents or solvents). This method of Cold Extraction allows producing high-quality products, such as oils, greases, saps, and herbal extracts; also, it preserves the bioactive compounds that are found in the raw materials. The product may be subject to variation in color, viscosity 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?
Cupuaçu, a native of Amazonia, is a small tree that is 4 to 8 meters (when cultivated) or up to 18 m high (in growing in the wild). It belongs to the same family as cacao. The fruit is very large, cylinder-shaped with rounded ends, up to 30 cm long, and has an average weight of 1.2 kilograms. At maturity the fruits fall, without the stalk, when they start releasing a characteristic odor, which indicates that they are ripe. The fruit contains a juicy and creamy pulp, with a characteristic flavor, which surrounds 20 to 30 large oval seeds. The butter of cupuaçu, similar to the "butter" of cacao but superior in quality, is extracted from the seeds and contains approximately 45% oil. On commercial plantations fruit production begins in the 3rd year and trees produce an average of 12 fruits per tree, per year, when mature. It is recommended that 180 trees be planted per hectare, which produces approximately 2148 fruits per year, 990 kg of pulp, and 443 kg of seeds (an average fruit is composed of 38.4% pulp, 17.2% seeds, and 44.4% skin). In general, 1000 kg of fresh seeds will produce 135 kg of cupuaçu butter.

 

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