Kokum Butter


Kokum butter is a versatile butter with stabilizing and nourishing properties.

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Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Kokum Butter - Sample
Kokum Butter - 1 lb
Kokum Butter - 7 lbs
Kokum Butter - 55 lbs
Kokum butter is a refined and deodorized vegetable fat obtained from the seeds of the Garcinia Indica Tree, which is native to India. This butter is very hard in texture and has great oxidative stability in emulsions due to its uniform triglyceride composition. It can be used in high quantities in cosmetic applications, and it can also serve as a replacement for cocoa butter in many situations.
Kokum butter is highly moisturizing, and can be used in the place of many synthetic emollients. Its softening effects and good spreadibility makes it a great ingredient to incorporate in a variety of moisturizing products, especially those for dry or mature skin.

Ingredient Highlights

  • Category: Butters
  • Ingredient Function: Emollient
  • Used in: Lotions, creams, color cosmetics, hair masks, masks, hair styling products, balms, body scrubs and polishes, soaps, lip balms
  • Solubility: Oil soluble
  • Appearance: Off-white to tan waxy butter
  • Odor: Nearly odorless to light vegetable fat odor

Production Information

  • Derived From: Kokum seeds
  • Part(s) Used: Seeds or fruit kernels
  • Preserved With: No preservative
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Method of Extraction: Expeller pressed
  • Processing: Expeller pressed, filtered, refined, bleached, deodorized

Pro Tips

  • High oxidative stability makes kokum butter a great ingredient to add to and help and help stabilize emulsions.
  • A great replacement for many synthetic emollient enhancers.
  • Can be included as an ingredient in skincare formulations or used on the skin at 100%.

This product is vegan.

Recommended Usage Rate: 1-100%

1 - 20% is recommended for emulsions

Common Name:

Kokum Butter

International Nomenclature (INCI):

Garcinia indica (Kokum) Butter

Warning Statements

Not for internal consumption. For external use only.

Pregnant or lactating people or those with known medical conditions should consult with a physician prior to using product.

Technical Specs

  • Color: Off-white to tan
  • pH: Not measurable 
  • Specific Gravity: ~0.89 
  • Melting Point: 98 - 104°F


Please note that our suggested usage instructions are intended to serve as a guide. Due to the unique nature of each ingredient, it is important to always research and consult with a qualified professional as needed, prior to use. Usage guidelines can change and you are responsible for adhering to local regulations. EWL cannot be held responsible for any harm caused due to the misuse of these ingredients.

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