Ucuuba Butter-Unrefined (Virola sebifera Seed Butter)
Origin: Amazon Rain forest
Saponification Index 225-245
Color Dark Yellow to Brown
Palmitic Acid (C16:00) Max. 6%
Lauric Acid (C12:00) 14– 17%
Myristic Acid (C14:00) 67 – 73%
Oleic Acid (C18:02) Max. 6%
This butter instantly reminds you of Fall and the Holidays and has a beautiful honey hue. The aroma can be best described as nutmeg, cinnamon, and some spices with a splash of fresh earthiness. This butter would be a very good contender in haircare recipes, especially if combined with Jojoba in some capacity. Ucuuba is nearly 70% Myristic Acid, however it would be great for products that cleanse ex. soaps, wash off creams, hair conditioners, shaving products, etc. Ucuuba also has similar behavior to Beeswax and can be used as an emulsifying agent.
Love this butter! I made a hair butter with it along with cupuacu and pracxi oil and my hair is soooo shiny and moisturized. I also use the butter on my face and get a glorious glow without the greasy feeling! Love love love!