Kokum Butter

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Kokum Butter

Kokum butter is made from the oil of the seeds from the kokum tree (Garcinia indica). It is sometimes known as wild mangosteen or red mangosteen as it is part of the mangosteen genus. The tree is indigenous to India and is found in coastal areas of western India.

It is sometimes used in the place of cocoa butter due to its triglyceride composition. It is the most stable and hard vegetable butter known.

Kokum butter is also known for its high traces of vitamin E and antioxidants. It has a high oxidative stability and known to be a high quality moisturizer.

Kokum butter is used in a wide variety of makeup, sunscreens, massage creams, and many other skin care products.

Refined and deodorized.

INCI Name and CAS No.

INCI Name Garcinia indica seed butter  
CAS no. 68956-68-3  
EINECS 273-313-5  


  • Appearance: White to yellowish solid fat
  • Odor: Neutral odor
  • % Free Fatty Acid (as oleic acid): Max. 2.0
  • Iodine Value: 34 - 54
  • Peroxide Value (meq/kg): Max. 10.0
  • Saponification Value: 187 - 193

Fatty Acid Composition in %:

Palmitic C16:0 2 - 22
Margar C17:0 0 - 5
Stearic C18:0 24 - 65
Oleic C18:1 35 - 44
Linoleic C18:2 0 - 8
Arachidic C20:0 0 - 7

Variations in composition are due to climatic and geographical influences.

Use in Cosmetics

Kukui Butter is used as a moisturizer and carrier in the cosmetic industry, because it has good penetrating properties leaving the most dry and sensitive skin smooth and relieved. It has excellent emollient quality. It has good improvement on restoring flexibility of the skin.


Keep in a cool (preferably below 5 to 10°C, the cooler the better), dark and dry room.

Shelf Life

Under optimal storage conditions, in original unopened drums/containers, minimum two years.

Animal Testing

This product does not contain any animal ingredient. There is no contamination of any animal parts during any stage of production, packing and delivery. The product has never been tested on animals in any form.


This product contains no fragrance nor food allergens according to the EC 2003/15 or EC Regulation 1169/2011.


This product is totally GMO free.

Prop 65

This product is devoid of the materials in the Californian Safe Program Proposition 65.

Responsible Sourcing Statement

This product is produced under safe conditions in compliance with social and environmental rules by authorized suppliers using voluntary labor.

Safety Data Sheet

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  • 5
    Kokum butter

    Posted by Rose on Apr 11th 2021

    The butter looks great, feels great on skin and perfect for DIY recipes. I love it

  • 4
    Very nice

    Posted by Crystal Gardner on Mar 29th 2021

    I really like the kokum butter that I ordered. I normally order large amounts but since I hadn't ordered this before I decided to go a little smaller. I will stick with my original plans next time

  • 5
    Kokum butter

    Posted by Tonya mention on Nov 27th 2020

    Love this butter in my hair products not very greasy but amazingly moisturizing

  • 5
    Super moisturizing

    Posted by Jordan Wiley on Oct 9th 2019

    I love this butter because its super creamy and moisturizing. It's worth the occasional splurge. Definitely more crumbly when compared to other butters I usually melt mine down into products anyhow.

  • 5
    Kokum Butter

    Posted by Julie Fredlund on Jul 23rd 2019

    Very high quality. Consistent, white, easy to work with. I just use a paring knife to slice off chunks.

  • 5

    Posted by Teresa Gray on Jul 4th 2019

    I love this butter I use it for my body butter. This website is awesome!

  • 5
    Kokum Butter

    Posted by Phyllis Russo on Oct 5th 2018

    I love this Butter! My skin feels so soft!

  • 5
    KoKum Butter

    Posted by TAmmy on Aug 22nd 2018

    The texture of this butter was so soft and creamy... love it ..

  • 5
    Great! Love it!

    Posted by LG on Feb 28th 2018

    I ordered Kokum butter for lip balm. It came out great. LOVE THIS BUTTER and LOVE THIS WEBSITE!