What is Cupuaçu butter?

We realize that many of you have never heard of Cupuaçu Butter (Koo-poo-aah-soo).  Neither did we, before we sampled a piece from our supplier.  We liked it so much that we had to create a new product to highlight its fantastic properties. 

What is it?

It  is pressed from the seeds of the Cupuaçu tree which is a fruit tree of the chocolate family, which is native to the northern Amazon. Cupuaçu Butter has been used by the indigenous peoples of Brazil for centuries as both a food product and a cosmetic. This natural butter helps to boost hydration levels and rejuvenate dry, dull thinning skin delivering true healing, and restructuring benefits, to the skin as it improves the skin's moisture barrier and offers true hydration for improved elasticity and anti-inflammatory activity . It also helps to soften chapped lips.

How does it compare to Shea Butter?

At DeColonaise Hair and Body we love love love Shea Butter.   Shea has exceptional benefits for our skin except for those of us with Shea allergies.   However, when compared to Shea Butter, Cupuaçu butter is lighter, has more benefits and is more emollient.

Shea Butter Cupuaçu Butter

 Vitamins and Nutrients

Shea has high contents of omega fatty acids, which help to moisturize as well as reduce the appearance of scars and fine lines, and enhance SPF protection to prevent damage from UV rays.

In addition to protecting skin from UV rays, Cupuaçu is higher in antioxidant and vitamin content such as B vitamins, amino acids, Cupuaçu , calcium, selenium and at least nine antioxidants including Vitamins A and C. 


Shea is amazing emollient but some people find it heavy

Cupuaçu is lighter, and just as emollient.


For something to be moisturizing it has to deliver moisture from water to the skin.   We've done this with our Shea & Mango Butter combination in body butter Imperialism is Dying, Puddin'. Therefore, Shea online or with another ingredient can retain water.

However, Cupuaçu retains 200% more water than Shea which allows for better moisturize delivery to the skin.




Enjoy the properties of Cupuaçu  in our newest baby Cupuaçu and Nettle Freedom Itch Relief Salve which delivers itch relief and soothes the skin. Image cupuacu and nettle freedom itch relief salve



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