Garcinia Indica trees or simply “Kokum” (pronounced: Ko-kam) trees grow around the western coast of Maharashtra & Goa in India. Low scale ‘silviculture’ based cultivation of Kokum happens along this scenic coast and is mostly restricted to the hilly areas. The Kokum seeds are extracted from Kokum fruits that mainly are grown through nursery practices.
Raw Kokum butter is unprocessed and unrefined, and is known for its brownish colour. Its smell isn’t aromatic and that acts as proof of its purity. It is far superior than cosmetic grade kokum butter when it comes to the quality. It is a stable vegetable butter that stays hard in room temperatures. But the moment it touches the human skin, it melts for smooth application and absorption. Its triglyceride composition is uniform, and consists of up to 80% of stearic-oleic-stearic (SOS) triglycerides.
Kokum butter is a great healer of skin and has a homogeneous composition of triglycerides. Fatty acid levels are low, indicating an absence of any powerful lipolytic activity. A lot of cosmetic formulations use kokum butter, that is for external use only. These healing tricks have been picked up from age-old practices that are prevalent in local communities.
The packaging is done in a beautiful jar that meets all quality standards.