Hey all!!! I found a new butter to play with. Its called Kokum, and I’ve been wanting to try this butter since I read about it a year ago. So, I finally ordered a 32oz from amazon. The cost was $12.95 . (bargain) 🙂
Before I jump into the process of how to whip up the Kokum concoction. First I want to discuss the benefits. Which are awesome!
Kokum Butter from India, is prized for its essential fatty acid content. One of the most balanced, of all the botanicals, it is the perfect addition to all of your bath and body lotions, creams and butter blends. Rich in essential fatty acids and non-comodegenic (non pore-clogging), Kokum Butter is perfect for stimulating the scalp for healthy hair growth. It helps cell oxygenation, making nutrients more readily available for use by scalp/skin tissues – which helps promote hair growth. It also supports and enhances hair elasticity, helping to ward off breakage.
- nurtures damaged skin and hair
- soothes inflammed skin
- provides a supple skin feel
- emulsion stabilizer and thickener
- improved barrier for natural hydration
DIY WHIPPED KOKUM BUTTER
- 1/2 cup kokum butter
- 1/2 cup of shea butter
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp vatika oil (optional)
- 1 tsp almond oil
- 1 tsp avocado oil
- 1 tsp evoo
- 1 tsp castro oil
- 1 tablespoon of aloe vera juice (heals hair, adds shine, conditions, adds moisture)
- vanilla essential oil (optional)
- a large bowl
- a mixer
Kokum is a hard butter, similar to coco butter. Therefore, it most be heated in order to be whipped. The pictures below are the before and after.
Once the Kokum butter was completely melted. I added it to the Shea butter and mixed both butters together. Once both butters became one, I began to mix in my oils. I also added 5 drops of a essential oil, vanilla.
The consistency feels similar to a hair grease pomade. When I applied the butter to my hair, it went on smooth, yet not greasy at all.
And here is my hair. I’ve been wearing my hair in twist majority of the time. My hair feels super soft, shiny, bouncy, and smells like vanilla. 🙂
If you haven’t tried Kokum butter, I highly recommend it. Tell me what your thoughts are. 🙂