Cupuaçu Butter (Vegetable Lanolin)

IMG_8085_Fotor_mediumCupuaçu butter is a butter that has become one of my favorites.  I don’t like working too much for a product to melt and become usable; that’s why I love it as it’s a very soft butter. It has a melting point of around 86 F / 38-40 C.
This butter has been compared to and named the vegetable version of lanolin (watch the video below to get a better understanding of what lanolin actually is). It actually has high water absorption capacity (greater than lanolin). This makes it a great agent for hydration by creating an environment not conducive for water to evaporate so this enables it to restore the hair and skin’s natural humidity and elasticity.

20170927_101649.jpgI love the smell of this butter. It is in the family of the cacao plant so I believe that’s why it has the sweet chocolate scent. I love that I don’t have to add any scents t

o it to reduce any earthy smell. I have used it on both my skin and hair. On my skin the butter gave me a beautiful glow and my skin was moisturized throughout the day. I mostly used it on my hands as I use them a lot and I found that I didn’t need to apply and re-apply a moisturizer as I normally do with my lotions. On my hair I used it as my styling product. I did my usual wash routine and I applied the butter and braided my hair immediately after. As you will see in the video below, my hair was moisturized, shiny and the volume was amazing. I love that my hair kept the curl definition from the braids. As for humidity, my hair did not get as frizzy as I thought it would. I did get a little frizzy as the day came to an end but it wasn’t the bushy-fro frizz. It was more like a little fuzz here and there. Used with another styling product or adding a leave-in would give you a full-day’s wear.

20170927_101127.jpgCupuaçu butter in it’s raw form is a dirty white to a yellowish color. I found it interesting to learn that the tree grows only up to  4 to 8 meters when cultivated but when left in the wild to grow naturally without manipulation, it grows up to 18 m high. The butter of cupuaçu is extracted from the seeds. In Brazil, mostly the

 

northern region, they used only the fruit pulp of cupuaçu for consumption to make juices, ice creams, and sweets. now they are harvesting the seeds more as the butter is actually cold-pressed from the seeds.

Whether or not cupuaçu butter is non-comedogenic, I do not know, but I plan on trying it on my scalp as it has anti inflammatory properties. It is great for treating skin disorders and stimulating healing processes. It is also rich in omega 3 and 6 plus high in antioxidants namely vitamins C and A.

The video below shows the consistency and results I got from using this butter. Enjoy my review.

 

For more information I encourage you to visit her site here. I received my butter in a package like this.

Cupuacu

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