Thursday, December 8, 2011

Kokum butter

Order Kokum Butter and other Butters from Mountain Rose Herbs
Kokum Butter is a highly prized and under-rated butter from the Garcinia tree. This naturally white and incredibly smooth butter has enormously high compositions of beneficial materials to help regenerate tired and worn skin cells and further supports elasticity and general flexibility of the skin wall. A great ingredient to add to healing lotions, creams, and body butters. It can be directly applied to the skin in its solid state, but it may require a mild amount of heating to improve applicability. Highly recommended to those that are crafting cosmetics with the intent of producing a skin healing end product.

Kokum Butter is a hard flaky butter that has a relatively higher melting point which is great for lipstick and lip balm.
I purchase Kokum Butter from Mountain Rose Herbs.  The Botanical Name of Kokum Butter is Garcinia indica and Mountain Rose Herbs usually sources it from India where it is expeller pressed and refined.  It has an optimal shelf life of 1 year when stored in a cool dry location.  It is a very dry and flaky butter which likes the company of other oils and butters when making a body care recipe.  I like to use it along with shea butter and nourishing carrier oils. I use it mostly in making skin healing lotions, creams and body butters.  I know that several artisans will use it for making soaps and toiletries too.  Kokum Butter is a non-comedogenic material that aids quick absorption and adds a pleasant texture to your recipes.  Folks in India use it to soften their skin and as a balm for dry, cracked, rough and calloused skin.  Those with problem skin issues should discuss with a physician before using Kokum Butter and it is not recommended for use with those with nut allergies.

Thanks to Mountain Rose Herbs for the above info.  Visit them online at www.mountainroseherbs.com


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