Murumuru Butter

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Murumuru Butter

Murumuru Butter (Astrocaryum murumuru) is a pure, natural butter obtained from the Murumuru palm. It is one of the most unique butters for use in skin care, lip care products, cosmetics.  It is a very stable butter which adds to its popularity and usefulness in so many applications, from cosmetics, to hair and skin care and more. The butter is natural and is only  expeller and cold pressed.

Typical uses for this very unique butter include: top shelf creams, lotions, balms, make-up foundations and bar soaps. Use from 1% to 100% pure (up to 100% as a butter-like balm).

Efficacy: Prevents drying of the skin due to its humectant and moisture binding properties. Murumuru Butter can be incorporated in high quantities by percent , up to 100%, since it has good stability due to the high content of  lauric, myristic, and linoleic acid, as well as Omega 3 and 6,  vitamins A and C.

Murumuru butter’s natural gloss brings a desirable and healthy looking  shine to dry, damaged hair. Because of the shine it gives it is sometimes used as a natural replacement for silicones and mineral oils.

Murumuru Butter is solid at room temperature, but melts immediately on contact with the skin.

Our Murumuru Butter is perfect for making nourishing, moisturizing lotions, creams, lip care products and more. Use it in a massage oil too. As you formulate your products with this unique butter you will find more uses for it and it will become a "go-to" favorite. Many users tell us it is the perfect choice for helping dry & irritated skin conditions and good for wrinkles & for treatment of sun damaged skin.

Murumuru Butter is one of the most stable butters known. It contains natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity and give it a storage life of up to two years.


  • Lotions
  • Creams
  • Body butters
  • Anti dandruff
  • Hair care
  • Conditioning and hair masks
  • Stick formulations
  • Sun care products
  • Replacement for silicones and mineral oils

Recommended/ Typical Usage Rate: 1-100%

Product Code, INCI Name and CAS No.

  • INCI NameAstrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter
  • CAS no: 356065-49-1/906350-19-4
  • EINECS no.N/A
  • Origin: Brazil


  • Appearance: White to Off White Butter
  • Odor: Mild characteristic odor
  • Solubility: Insoluble in Water
  • Soluble in esters, Oils
  • Melting Point: 80 - 95°F
  • Required HLB: 6
  • Iodine Value: 10 - 25
  • Free Fatty Acid (as % Lauric Acid): 2.0 Max
  • Peroxide Value: 2.0 Max
  • Saponification Value: 235 - 256
SAP Multiplier for NaOH: 0.18
SAP Multiplier for KOH: 0.253

Fatty Acid Composition (%):

  • C8:0      Caprylic:    0 - 6
  • C10:0    Capric        1 - 8
  • C12:0    Lauric       32 - 58
  • C14:0    Myristic    12 - 33
  • C16:0    Palmitic      5 - 15
  • C18:0    Stearic       0 - 8
  • C18:1    Oleic           7 - 22
  • C18:2    Linoleic       1 - 6

Use in Cosmetics, Lotions, Creams, Hair Care and Soap Making

Commonly used in anti-aging creams and lotions, bar soap, body wash, emollient, lip balm, lipsticks, shower gels, soap, and sun care products.


Keep in a cool (preferably below 50°F, the cooler the better), dark and dry room.

Shelf Life

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

Certificate of Analysis

Safety Data Sheet

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  • 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
    Murumuru Butter

    Posted by Cecelia Hunt on Jun 27th 2019

    Lovely and wonderful butter. Will purchase again!!

  • 5
    So soft

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 18th 2019

    This is by far the best quality Murumuru butter