Unrefined Kpangnan Butter
PRODUCED BY 3CAYG BENIN
Origin: Benin Republic
Color: Pale Yellow-Yellow
Kpangnan Butter is a rare butter that ranks in a league of its own. The butter is extracted from the seeds of the Pentadesma butyracea tree found deep in the tropics of Benin Republic. The tree itself is a rare find which makes this hard to find butter one of a kind. The butter is pure, uncut, and 100% organic. It is processed similar to shea butter but with a fewer processing steps. The butter has a dry like texture, it is not greasy but rubs on the skin like silk.
Palmitic acid 3%
Stearic acid 47%
Oleic acid 47%
Linoleic acid 1%
Arachidic acid .02%
Saponification value, 192.5 mg KOH/g of oil
Fast delivery, product was exactly as advertised. Great service. Thanks
I ordered this butter expecting the scent to be closer to a mild nutty/earthy scent. The scent came across as super strong. It had a very smokey scent and to me smelled exactly like burn't wood as opposed to earthy. Something I was not expecting. The scent eventually goes away after awhile but I did not find it to be a pleasant smell as the previous reviewer did. I think this butter is definitely one that is better for a mix with other butters than on it's own. The texture was as described. It went on very silky and smooth with a nice dry feel. The product and packaging were of good quality, I just could not handle the strong smell. The average rating has nothing to do with quality. It has to do with the smell. Others may find it enjoyable. I did not. I did return it and the seller was great about giving me a refund. I have ordered several other products from 3cayg and have loved all of them. This one just was not for me.
Wow I'm shocked by how non greasy this butter is. It absorbs, and leaves a very light silky feeling on your skin. The scent is very raw and nutty with a hint of vegetable musk. It's not overpowering and dissipates quickly. Not unpleasant at all. The butter is very brittle but begins to melt upon contact, going from dry and chunky to very creamy within 30 seconds. It is a dark yellow color and it does color a final product . The more used the darker of a yellow tint. I'm really in love with this butter and I really love how it balances out the greasier butters. Seems very moisturizing, and leaves an almost silicone like film on the skin that is not greasy , not dry but just absolutely divine. The scent although not as yummy as some of the other butters, is pleasant , nutty , with a slight Shea butter latexy vegetable musk. I really love the feel alone. I used it on my legs after a shower straight up and it was wonderful. I think it'd be excellent in a lotion bar too, due to it holding up in warmer temperature, yet melting readily upon contact with the skin.