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Cupuaçu Body Butter

The Cupuaçu tree is a small to medium sized rainforest tree that grows up to 20m. Each of its melon like fruits contains between 30 and 50 seeds from which the butter is obtained. The primary fatty acid is oleic acid (C18:1, omega-9) it also contains phytosterols and natural vitamins E, A and C.

Trade Name INCI Name Function %W/W
Water Aqua Solvent 59.4
Cosphaderm® Sodium LAAS                
(Cosphatec GmbH Via ProTec Ingredia Ltd)
Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate Multifunctional 1
Polycos MS STE (Polygal AG Via ProTec Ingredia Ltd) Zea Mays (Corn) Starch Thickener 5
Cetiol® MM
(BASF Corporation)
Myristyl Myristate Consistency Factor 4
Floviva Sweet Almond Oil Refined (ProTec Botanica Ltd) Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil Emollient 4
Innollient™ LO 
(Innovacos Via ProTec Ingredia Ltd)
Octyldodecyl Oleate (and) Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate (and) Polyhydroxystearic Acid (and) Octyldodecanol Improves spreadability index 2
Lipestrol G-810 (Eigenmann & Veronelli Via ProTec Ingredia Ltd) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Emollient 4
PolyAquol™ 2W 
(Innovacos Via ProTec Ingredia Ltd)
Polyglyceryl-2- Stearate (and) Glyceryl Stearate (and) Stearyl Alcohol O\W Emulsifier 5
Vegetable Alternative to Silicone  (efp Biotek Via ProTec Ingredia Ltd) Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables Emollient 3
floviva Cupuaçu Butter Natural Unrefined COSMOS Approved  (ProTec Botanica Ltd) Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter Emollient 10
NATURESOFT 800 (Micro Powders INC Via ProTec Ingredia Ltd) Cellulose Texture modification 1
Cosphaderm® PA ECONAT (Cosphatec GmbH Via ProTec Ingredia Ltd) Phytic Acid, Aqua Chelating agent 0.1
B-Shape G  
(Codif Technologie Naturelle Via ProTec Ingredia Ltd)
Glycerin (and) Water (and) Hydrolysed Rhodophyceae Extract Active Ingredient 1.5

Method Of Manufacture

Into the main vessel add:

Water: Start the mixer on a fast speed

Cosphaderm Sodium LAAS: Mix until dissolved

Polycos MS STE: Mix until lump free and homogeneous

Use the homogeniser at speed 500 for 30 seconds if any lumps persist.

Into the premix vessel add:

Floviva Sweet Almond Oil Refined

Innollient™ LO

Lipestrol G-810

PolyAquol™ 2W

Vegetable Alternative to Silicone

floviva Cupuaçu Butter

Cetiol® MM: Commence heating the premix vessel to 80C. 

When both vessels are at 75C – 80C add the premix vessel into the main vessel.

Mix and homogenise for 10 minutes.

After 5 minutes into the main vessel add: NATURESOFT 800

After 10 minutes commence cooling to 35C. 

Stop Homogenising and continue with stirring only. 

If any lumps persist use the homogeniser for a few seconds until smooth.

When the bulk is at 65C or below into the main vessel add:

Cosphaderm® PA ECONAT: Mix until homogeneous.

As the bulk cools & thickens adjust the mixer speed accordingly to ensure adequate turnover but avoiding aeration.

When the bulk is 45C or below, into the main vessel add:

B-Shape G: Mix until dispersed.

Pack at 35-40C. Cool a small sample to 23C to ensure the product is within the pH specification.


Product Specification
pH 5.00 – 5.50
Viscosity 20,000-30,000 cps RVT TBAR D Speed 5.0, 1 minute (after 24 hours)
Colour White / Off White
Appearance Semi-solid shiny cream