descriptionOur Cupuacu Butter has been obtained from the fruit seed of the Cupuacu tree (Theobroma Grandiflorum) found growing wild in the eastern subregion of the Brazilian Amazonia. The fruit of Cupuacu is used to produce juices and sorbets in its native South America.
The seeds contain approximately 48% of a sweet-smelling "butter" which is stable and highly suitable for use in cosmetics and toiletries, as well as foods and confections. Cupuacu Butter has a high capacity for water absorption and is therefore an excellent emollient for cosmetic formulations, often being compared functionally with Lanolin.
Suggested uses: Creams, lotions, balms, make-up foundations and bar soaps, massage creams, suppositories and a variety of cosmetic and OTC pharmaceutical applications. Use from 3% to 100% pure (as a butter-like balm).
Efficacy: Prevents drying of the skin and development of wrinkles. Reduces degeneration of skin cells and restores skin flexibility, offers skin softness and improves the moisture and elasticity of the skin. SAP value: 188 - 198. INCI: Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter.
NOTE: Both CUPUACU AND COCOA BUTTERS are very close "relatives", both are hard butters.
Cupuacu has a cocoa odor, but with a slight honey aroma hidden deep within the overall aroma, something cocoa butter does not have. On the skin it feels similar to cocoa butter, when melted you will get more of a creamy feel on the skin as opposed to cocoa butter.
They are both from the same genus, but from different species.
Cocoa butter: Theobroma cacao
Cupuacu: Theobroma grandiflorum
When placed side-by-side they both look quite similar at first glance, cocoa butter has more of a yellow tinge to it vs. the deep beige tinge of Cupuacu. The aromas are also slightly different.
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 (16 Reviews)
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Reviewer: Sheryl Brown (baton rouge, LA) 2.28.2014
great for hair
Made a whipped butter out of Cupuacu butter and applied it to dry and tangled hair, in seconds the hair was easy to comb through and obtained the luster I wanted. It quickly absorbs into the scalp, leaving hair shiny but not greasy.
Reviewer: nicole neal (louisville, KY) 8.4.2012
Love this stuff
This butter really helps my kinky afro textured hair moisturized! My hair stays soft and easy to comb all day, and my skin also loves it too.
Reviewer: albert jackson (Tallahassee, FL) 6.21.2012
This is one of the best moisturizers I have ever used. I have dread locks and it keeps my locs moist and shiny. It has a nice neutral smell that I enjoy.
Reviewer: katie strothman (lehigh acres, FL) 4.3.2012
Nice addition to any creamy product, perfect constistency easy to work with.
Reviewer: Samanthe Amugo (Manor, TX) 2.22.2012
Smells so nice
What I love most about this butter is the faint caramel scent. Makes you want to eat it! I use it in my hair and body butters for its superior moisturizing qualities.
OUT OF STOCK ISSUES: If a customer orders a large quantity of a product and all of the product is not in stock when the order is entered into our system, once the new stock arrives we will ship separately whatever quantity we may owe the customer. Most of our restocking orders arrive at our warehouse 5-7 business days after we place a restocking order, sometimes sooner. Should the distiller or vendor inform us restocking will take longer than 7 business days, we’ll promptly notify the customer.
Please note that we do not allow order cancellations for any reason and we don’t allow removal/cancellations of products which become partially or completely out of stock after the customer places an order.
Raw materials/ingredients are dispensed by weight. Many customers ask how many ounces in a pound, there are 16 ounces in one pound. These are not fluid ounces, they are ounces by weight.
EO = essential oil
FO = fragrance oil
Our containers are filled with products to where our commercial digital scales indicate the container should be filled. Some containers will be filled to the top, some will not.
HOW OILS ARE DISPENSED: All our products are dispensed by weight. EO's in 8 oz. through 2 lbs. - amber plastic pharmaceutical-grade bottle. EO's in 5 and 10 lbs. - heavy duty plastic container w/pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the container at least 2 months. EO's in sizes of 25+ lbs. - industry-standard metal can with a pouring spout, the oil may remain inside this type of can indefinitely. CARRIER OILS - plastic bottles/pails depending on the size ordered, do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so. FO's - in plastic containers, contents do not need to be transferred to glass unless you wish to do so.
Essential oils in sizes from ½ oz. to 4 oz. are dispensed in amber glass bottles without orifice reducers or glass droppers. If we ever run out of amber glass bottles, we reserve the right to use any other glass bottle available at that time. The only sizes of EO's dispensed with orifice reducers are 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 oz. sizes. If you require bottles/vials with orifice reducers or Eurodroppers, we sell those separately.
HOW TO STORE: Upon receipt, EO's dispensed in plastic bottles MUST be transferred into amber glass bottles. EO's, FO's and BUTTERS should be stored in tightly-sealed containers away from direct light and heat. Many oils could be highly flammable, keep away from open flames. Refrigerating butters could adversely affect the consistency of the butter, please join our Forum if you need to learn how to handle and store products.
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