Pronounced: Coke-um. Kokum Butter is obtained from fruit kernels of the Indian tree. The butter is extracted, then further processed and refined to obtain a white butter which has a very mild odour and is suitable for cosmetics and toiletries. Pure kokum butter is considered to be up to 80% of stearic-oleic-stearic (SOS) triglycerides which are thought to prevent dry skin. It's one of the most stable and hardest vegetable butters known. It is solid at room temperature, but melts readily on contact with the skin. It is commonly used in CP & HP soap, lotions and lip products. It's often used to increase the melt point of lip balms with a butter that has little to no odour. Average Melt Point: 36°C- 40°C (97-104º F).
Country of Origin: Netherlands
INCI: Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Seed Butter
CP and HP Soap: 3 - 5 %
Lotions: 3 - 100 %
Balms/Lip Products: 5 - 100 %
Cold & Hot Process soap making saponification: SAP NaOH .135, SAP KOH .19