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Kokum Butter

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Kokum Butter

INCI Name: Garcinia Indica

Kokum butter is a yellowish butter that is produced from the seeds from the Kokum tree in South India. It is sometimes used in the place of cocoa butter due to its triglyceride composition.

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 make-up, sunscreens, massage creams, and many other skin care products.

INCI Name and CAS No.

INCI Name Butyrospermum parkii nut extract Aleurites moluccanus seed oil
CAS no. 91080-23-8 8015-80-3
EINECS 293-515-7  


  • Appearance: Pale yellow solid butter
  • Odor: Neutral odour
  • % Free Fatty Acid (as oleic acid): Max. 2.0
  • Iodine Value: 55 - 80
  • Peroxide Value (meq/kg): Max. 10.0
  • Saponification Value: 185 - 200

Fatty Acid Composition in %:

Palmitic C16:0 10 – 25
Stearic C18:0 20 – 35
Oleic C18:1 30 – 45
Linoleic C18:2 6 – 15
Total Saturated 30 - 60
Total Monounsaturated 30 - 45
Total Polyunsaturated 5 - 20

The variations in composition are due to climatic and variety 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 store-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, as it is and has always been strict company policy not to test products on animals in any form.

CMR Substances

This product is physically extracted and subsequently refined which includes deodorization. It is highly improbable that it contains CMR compounds of category 1, 2 or 3.


This product does not contain Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy. The product is deodorized and therefore it does not contain any kind of microorganisms.


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.


This product has been manufactured without use of any kind of Nano-technology and does not contain ingredients resulting therefrom.


This product has not been subjected to irradiation or radioactivity.

Sewer Sludge

The specie, this product originates from, has been grown without use of sewer sludge.

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.


This product is sourced from a country which complies with the Nagoya protocol and is not endangered according to the Access/Benefit Sharing (Biodiversity) regulation.

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  • 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!