Kokum Butter – Master Of All Traits

Kokum butter is a wonderful solution to be used on the skin. The butter has many amazing properties that greatly benefit the skin and even more when they are used in combination with certain other substances.

The Kokum tree is a tropical evergreen fruit tree that provides culinary, industrial and medicinal uses especially in ayurvedic and eastern medicines. The trees are found in the forests of Goa in India. The dried outer skin is used as  a culinary spice. The seeds, fruits, and extracted oils of and are used in curries and syrups. The bark and young leaves provide astringent benefits.

Kokum (botanical name: Garcinia indica), is a deep purple fruit that is very similar to Mangosteen. The tree is native to the Western Ghats and Konkan regions of India and the fruit is commonly used in west-Indian cuisines. Various parts of the tree such as the seeds and bark of the root are used in Ayurvedic preparations since they offer a myriad of health benefits.

Dried Kokum fruit rinds are widely used in cooking as they impart a sweetish-tangy flavor to the food. The fruits contain –

  • Ctric acid
  • Acetic acid
  • Malic acid
  • Ascorbic acid
  • Hydroxycitric acid
  • Garcinol

Kokum fruits contain rich amounts of anti-oxidants that bind with free radicals and prevent oxidative damage to body cells. They also promote cell regeneration and repair.

Kokum juice is especially popular during scorching summer months as it has a cooling effect on the body and shields the body against dehydration and sunstroke. It also helps in bringing down fever and allergic reactions.

Kokum seeds contain a high percentage of oil that freezes to form Kokum butter. Kokum butter is extensively used in the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry as it works wonders on dry, chapped, sensitive, irritated or burnt skin.

Kokum butter is rapidly gaining popularity over cocoa butter as an intensive skin moisturizer.Due to its soothing and healing properties, it is also applied directly to wounds and infected areas on the skin. Kokum butter is rich in healthy fats like stearic and oleic acids and can also be used as edible oil.

Extracts from the Kokum fruit are traditionally used to relieve gastric problems like acidity, flatulence, constipation and indigestion.

Have a look at our reference links now –

  1. Butters For Skin by Clutch
  2. Tangy’ble Kokum by Complete Wellbeing
  3. Kokum Butter Benefits by Livestrong

Kokum Butter – For Cell Renewal

Kokum butter helps in the cell renewal process of the human body. That is not just the only good it does to the skin but there’s lot more to it. The butter is very pure and harmless in nature.

Kokum Butter is rich in essential fatty acids, which aid in cell oxygenation and make nutrients more readily available for use by skin tissues. Kokum Butter also contains antioxidant vitamin E.  Kokum Butter is a non-comedogenic (non pore-clogging) material that aids quick absorption and adds a premium texture to your cream emulsions.

Kokum Butter helps regenerate tired and worn skin cells and supports skin elasticity and general flexibility of the skin wall. It has been used traditionally in India to soften skin and restore elasticity and as a balm for dry, cracked, rough and calloused skin. It is also beneficial for the treatment of many different conditions, such as -

  • Helps prevent dry skin and wrinkles
  • Helps regenerate skin cells

With its relatively higher melt point, it melts slightly at skin temperatures making it ideal for lipsticks and balms; it‘s also a great addition to bar soaps and skin lotions and may be easily incorporated into Lotions, Creams, and Body Butters. It is also wonderful to use in the summer as a moisturizer before and after sun exposure to reduce possibility of the skin peeling or becoming dried out.  Use as an addition to -

  • Creams, lotions, balms
  • Cosmetic foundations
  • Lipsticks
  • Conditioners
  • Moisturizers

Preparing the wonderful solution –

  • 2 Tablespoons Kokum Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Beeswax (If you prefer a thinner product, add less beeswax)
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Aloe Vera
  • 1/8 teaspoon Coconut Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Vitamin E
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Glass Canning Jar
  • 2- 4 oz. Jars with Lids
  • Steps:
  • Boil 2 cups of water in a sauce pan over medium heat. Once boiling, remove from heat.
  • Put 2 Tablespoons beeswax into glass canning jar.
  • Add almond oil and butter to beeswax.
  • Lower the glass jar into the hot water to melt the mixture.Stir Vitamin E, coconut milk and aloe vera into the heated mixture.
  • Stir until completely mixed.
  • While liquefied, pour into your empty 4 oz. jars.
  • Let cool and cover with the lid.

Go through our reference links now –

  1. Butters For Skin by Clutch
  2. Tangy’ble Kokum by Complete Wellbeing
  3. Kokum Butter Benefits by Livestrong