|Exotic butters are a group of natural fats with a
high content of symmetrical monounsaturated triglycerides
which are solid or semi-solid at ambient temperatures.
All of these butters contain 50-60% of saturated fatty acids,
mainly Stearic acid, and up to 47% of monounsaturated oleic acid. The plant
s are generally tropical jungle crops and production
volumes can fluctuate, depending strictly upon the whims and fancies of
nature. Attributes: narrow
melting point, high content of saturated fatty acids, high in oxidation
stability, viscosity and emulsion stability, and contains many
ingredients that are beneficial for hair and skin.
|High oxidative stability |
|Emulsion & viscosity stability|
|Beneficial properties for skin & hair|
|This an unrefined, food
grade cocoa butter, obtained
by pressing crushed seeds of the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao. Cocoa butter is a well-known,
valued ingredient in chocolate. In
cosmetics, it is valued for its melting point, which is close to body
temperature, its greasing and lubricating properties and emollient
virtues. A compound of the
oil phase, it provides skin conditioning and thickening attributes. Widely used in suppositories,
skin-care products, bath oils, night creams, suntan preparations, and
|This butter is from the
kernels of the Shea nut tree, Butyrospermum parkii, native to Western Africa and is derived
totally from renewable natural resources. Traditionally it has been used
in Africa as a medical balm for rheumatism, muscle aches, burns, and
light wounds. Its unique
fatty acid composition makes it a suitable emollient for many-skin-care
applications, such as baby-care products, massage creams, make-up, and
similar products. One
unique characteristic of Shea butter is its content of unsaponiables (up
to 8%) which imparts soothing properties and provides extra sun
We offer three varieties of Shea
Butter: For the ultimate in efficacy, smoothness and naturalness is Pure
and unrefined African Naturals ™. For requirements of
less colour / odour we have semi refined and fully refined (white).
|Kokum butter is obtained
from the fruit kernel of Garcinia
indica, which grows in the savanna areas in parts of the Indian
subcontinent. It has very
high content of stearic-oleic-stearic triglycerides. It is the most stable and
hardest exotic butter with a melting point of 38-40 C. It has good white color even
without refining. Kokum
butter has been used as an astringent, local application to ulceration
and fissures of lips, hands, and sole.
Suitable for applications in skin and hair products, acne
products, and skin tonics.
|Mango butter is obtained
from de-shelled fruit kernels of the mango tree, Mangifera indica native to
sub-continental India and the tropics.
It has emollient properties, high oxidative ability, wound
healing, and regenerative activity due to its high unsaponiable. It is a
soft solid with and a very slight sweet scent, and an excellent
replacement of paraffin-based emollient.
It has a protective effect against UV radiation. Beneficial ingredient in skin
care products, lotions, massage creams, and hair products.
|Illipe butter is the fat
obtained from the nuts of Shorea stenoptera, a wild crop in the jungle of South East Asia. It is pale yellow solid fat
after extraction, which turns quickly into green color. It has recently been introduced as a cosmetic raw material
and is used in various skin-care preparations such as nourishing night
creams, sun products, hair masks, and lip balms. It is the exotic butter that
comes closest to matching cocoa butter in triglyceride composition. Illipe butter is recommended to
heal sores and mouth ulcers. It reinforces the skin lipidic barrier and
helps maintain skin moisturization.
butter is obtained from the kernels of the Sal tree, Shorea robusta, a tree growing wild in the jungle of forests of
North, East, and Central India. Sal
is used locally for cooking and soap production. It is comparable to cocoa butter
in physical properties and is used in some similar applications. Like mango butter, it combines
good emolliency properties with superior oxidative stability. It is solid at room temperature
with a melting point of 34º-38ºC.
Used in skin and hair products, stick products, hair pomades, and
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