Growing wild in the eastern sub-region of the Brazilian Amazonia, unrefined cupuaçu butter is a stable butter obtained from the fruit seed of the Cupuaçu tree. It has an earthy/acidic scent which does not overpower the final blend with other ingredients.
The nuts are harvested between January and June and cold pressed + filtered to yield a cream coloured butter. Cupuaçu butter has a very impressive content of oleic acid and possess a better water absorption than lanolin.
A solid butter, cupuaçu melts at 25°C and it takes ~1tonne of seeds to produce 135kgs of butter.
Cupuaçu butter can be used for lip balms, soaps, creams, hair products and body butters.
Our purchase of cupuaçu butter from remote indigenous communities throughout the Amazon River basin area helps to preserve the natural habitat and directly improves local economic conditions and sustainability.