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As of 6/21/17 we don't have an expected date of arrival for this butter.
Kokum Butter has been obtained from the fruit of the Indian tree (Garcinia indica). From its fruit kernels the butter is extracted and further processed and refined to obtain a butter which has a very mild odor, suitable for cosmetics and toiletries. Its triglyceride composition is uniform and consists of up to 80% of stearic-oleic-stearic (SOS) triglycerides. Its color ranges from white to creamy yellow.
The Butter is solid at room temperature, but melts readily on contact with the skin. Kokum Butter is one of the most stable vegetable butters known. Suggested uses: Creams, lotions, balms, make-up foundations and bar soaps. Use from 3% to 100% pure (as a butter-like balm). Efficacy: Fatty acid levels are low, indicating an absence of any powerful lipolytic activity. Prevents drying of the skin and development of wrinkles. Reduces degeneration of skin cells and restores skin flexibility. May enhance stability of certain emulsion systems.
SAP value: 180-193. Suggested Use Levels: Lotions & Creams: 1-3%; Balms: 5-100%; Bar Soaps: 2-5%; Hair Conditioners: 1-3%. INCI: Garcinia Indica Seed Butter
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 (3 Reviews)
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Reviewer: Andrea Rogers (Dallas, TX) 1.12.2015
Great for acne skin
This butter is non comedogenic making it an excellent choice for those of us with acne prone skin. Most places I purchase from sell this for 18-20 dollars for a pound. Way cheaper here. It is the only place I purchase it now.
Reviewer: James Oitzinger (Austin, TX) 1.2.2015
Super Skin Conditioner
I'm not gonna lie - kokum butter is difficult and messy to cut and measure because it's so dense and brittle, but it's worth the effort. It's a very hard butter, harder than Cocoa butter, and it has a higher melt point than the soft butters. I haven't had any problems with graininess, which is such a relief. It adds firmness without waxiness, sticks to the skin well (perfect for lip and hand balms) and is very conditioning. It's not as slippy feeling as cocoa butter. I like a little bit of a velvety-ish drag feeling when applying a balm product. The natural scent is very nice too. It's lightly sweet with a hint of nuttiness, kind of reminiscent to almonds.
Reviewer: Darlene Seifert (Shelby Township, MI) 2.21.2014
Bye bye stretch marks!
I was thrilled to see that you are now carrying this awesome butter. It's soooo good for the skin and smells great. I use this in my body bars to help restore my skins elasticity and heal some old stretch marks. It feels so smooth on the skin. It take longer to melt but is so with the wait. It a 'must have' butter used in all my face and body lotions and creams.
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.
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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 or plastic can with a pouring spout, the oil may remain inside the metal can indefinitely and up to 2 months in the plastic pail. It's our decision in which type of pail we dispense the product, metal cans are not readily available. 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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