The Skin and Hair Benefits of Kokum Butter - Koils by Nature

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The Skin and Hair Benefits of Kokum Butter

Kokum butter is one of the most effective butters for healing dry skin and moisturizing dry hair. 


Kokum butter has incredible emollient and regenerative properties for skin and hair. But you may be wondering what is kokum butter, where does it come from and how do I use kokum butter? 


Many of us are familiar with coconut butter, cocoa butter and of course, shea butter. But how does Kokum butter measure up to the former mentioned glorious butters and should you add it to your list of top five butters for skin and hair? Well, we sure think so! 


Where exactly does Kokum Butter come from?

Kokum butter is native to India, and is extracted from the seeds of the Garcinia Indica tree. Kokum butter is actually really similar to cocoa butter, but has little to no fragrance. This makes it an ideal carrier butter for all your favorite aromatic essential oils. The big difference between cacao butter and kokum butter is that kokum butter does not clog pores and is great for those who are usually prone to breakouts. 


The kokum kernels are rich in essential fatty-acids, vitamin E, antioxidants and contain high oxidative stability. Kokum butter has an amazing shelf life and is more on the hard, crumbly side of things, similar to those other butters. The good news is that it melts as soon as it comes in contact with the skin and can easily be lathered across arms, legs, stomach and cheeks. 


Kokum Butter skin benefits 

Kokum butter is incredibly lightweight and isn’t too heavy or greasy for the skin because it absorbs into the skin rather quickly. This makes it a great moisturizer for dry and sensitive skin types, because it is gentle on the skin. Kokum butter is also great for those who suffer from the discomfort of dry elbows and heels, since it works quickly and efficiently. 


It is also famous for its ability to rejuvenate skin cells, and even prevents the degeneration of skin cells. The vitamin E content found in kokum butter protects the skin against free radicals, which your skin is exposed to every time, well, you walk around outside. 


Unfortunately, we live in polluted environments from car engines to airplanes flying overhead. These toxins make their way into our skin and pores, and yes, even into our bloodstream. Eating a diet rich in vitamin E and other antioxidants is truly essential for living a longer, healthier life. 


Kokum butter restores the skin's elasticity, combatting signs of aging, and contains antibacterial properties. These antibacterial properties have the power to clear away the bacteria that causes acne, for smoother, more even skin. 


And finally, because this butter is so easily absorbed by the skin and doesn't leave a greasy feel, it’s a great alternative for those who live in humid climates, or during those hot and sticky summer months. 


So next time you're shopping for your next favorite body lotion, make sure it contains kokum butter as one of its main ingredients! We’re sure you’re going to love it! 


Kokum Butter for the Hair

The same way kokum butter will not clog pores on your skin, it also won't clog pores on your scalp. This means you can apply kokum butter to the scalp to promote hair growth by nourishing the hair follicles with the nutrients they need to stay healthy. 


Kokum butter contains 40-45% stearic acid, which is a fatty acid that lends the butter it's thick consistency, making it a great conditioner for dry hair. Kokum butter is even better for curly and coily hair types because it won't add weight, fragrance or grease to those curls and koils that need a little bit more moisture. 


Our Final thoughts on Kokum Butter

Kokum butter is one of your lighter butters, which is practically fragrance-free, won't clog pores, is antibacterial and incredibly nourishing for both the skin and scalp. Kokum butter has the power to rejuvenate the roots of the hair so that hair follicles which have been damaged in the past, can now be restored and stimulate new and healthy hair growth. 


It’s not hard to imagine why Koils by Nature has included kokum butter as one of the main butters in her nourishing hair and body butters. You’ll also be pleasantly surprised to find other healing butters like shea butter and even mango seed butter in nearly all of these hair and body butters. Now it’s up to you to pick your favorite flavor! 

The Skin and Hair Benefits of Kokum Butter

Kokum butter is one of the most effective butters for healing dry skin and moisturizing dry hair. 


Kokum butter has incredible emollient and regenerative properties for skin and hair. But you may be wondering what is kokum butter, where does it come from and how do I use kokum butter? 


Many of us are familiar with coconut butter, cocoa butter and of course, shea butter. But how does Kokum butter measure up to the former mentioned glorious butters and should you add it to your list of top five butters for skin and hair? Well, we sure think so! 


Where exactly does Kokum Butter come from?

Kokum butter is native to India, and is extracted from the seeds of the Garcinia Indica tree. Kokum butter is actually really similar to cocoa butter, but has little to no fragrance. This makes it an ideal carrier butter for all your favorite aromatic essential oils. The big difference between cacao butter and kokum butter is that kokum butter does not clog pores and is great for those who are usually prone to breakouts. 


The kokum kernels are rich in essential fatty-acids, vitamin E, antioxidants and contain high oxidative stability. Kokum butter has an amazing shelf life and is more on the hard, crumbly side of things, similar to those other butters. The good news is that it melts as soon as it comes in contact with the skin and can easily be lathered across arms, legs, stomach and cheeks. 


Kokum Butter skin benefits 

Kokum butter is incredibly lightweight and isn’t too heavy or greasy for the skin because it absorbs into the skin rather quickly. This makes it a great moisturizer for dry and sensitive skin types, because it is gentle on the skin. Kokum butter is also great for those who suffer from the discomfort of dry elbows and heels, since it works quickly and efficiently. 


It is also famous for its ability to rejuvenate skin cells, and even prevents the degeneration of skin cells. The vitamin E content found in kokum butter protects the skin against free radicals, which your skin is exposed to every time, well, you walk around outside. 


Unfortunately, we live in polluted environments from car engines to airplanes flying overhead. These toxins make their way into our skin and pores, and yes, even into our bloodstream. Eating a diet rich in vitamin E and other antioxidants is truly essential for living a longer, healthier life. 


Kokum butter restores the skin's elasticity, combatting signs of aging, and contains antibacterial properties. These antibacterial properties have the power to clear away the bacteria that causes acne, for smoother, more even skin. 


And finally, because this butter is so easily absorbed by the skin and doesn't leave a greasy feel, it’s a great alternative for those who live in humid climates, or during those hot and sticky summer months. 


So next time you're shopping for your next favorite body lotion, make sure it contains kokum butter as one of its main ingredients! We’re sure you’re going to love it! 


Kokum Butter for the Hair

The same way kokum butter will not clog pores on your skin, it also won't clog pores on your scalp. This means you can apply kokum butter to the scalp to promote hair growth by nourishing the hair follicles with the nutrients they need to stay healthy. 


Kokum butter contains 40-45% stearic acid, which is a fatty acid that lends the butter it's thick consistency, making it a great conditioner for dry hair. Kokum butter is even better for curly and coily hair types because it won't add weight, fragrance or grease to those curls and koils that need a little bit more moisture. 


Our Final thoughts on Kokum Butter

Kokum butter is one of your lighter butters, which is practically fragrance-free, won't clog pores, is antibacterial and incredibly nourishing for both the skin and scalp. Kokum butter has the power to rejuvenate the roots of the hair so that hair follicles which have been damaged in the past, can now be restored and stimulate new and healthy hair growth. 


It’s not hard to imagine why Koils by Nature has included kokum butter as one of the main butters in her nourishing hair and body butters. You’ll also be pleasantly surprised to find other healing butters like shea butter and even mango seed butter in nearly all of these hair and body butters. Now it’s up to you to pick your favorite flavor! 

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  • De'Nita Moss

    Thank you for this blog post! I love that kokum butter won’t clog pores and has nearly no scent – this gives you the freedom to add fragrance if you choose. I’ve learned so much and will add this to my top 5 butters, of choice, for sure!

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