Deep in the jungles of Amazon, Brazil, an Astrocaryum (ahs-tro-kahr-EE-uhm) murumuru (moor-oo-MOOR-oo) tree is blossoming to produce the deep orange fruits that cary in them some truly luxurious properties. The mumumuru butter offers unique composition of essential fatty acids (Omega-6 and Omega-3) and Pro-Vitamin A, delivering excellent emollient properties to the skin. The predominant fatty acid found in the butter is the Lauric acid (at a potent 47%).
Lauric acid is a rare medium-chain fatty acid found in mother’s milk that supports healthy metabolism and is now being studied for its anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial protecting properties. It is used in beauty products and skin care because of its moisturizing abilities, and is also recognized as an acne-fighter thanks to its anti-microbial properties. Some researchers predict that Lauric acid will become as well known in health circles as Omega-3 is today. Another popular oil that delivers equal amounts of Lauric acid is the coconut oil, which is unfortunately high on comedogenic scale. Compared to coconut, murumuru delivers equal amounts of Lauric acid, without blocking your pores.
The aroma of the murumuru butter is similar to the Virgin Coconut Oil – a light, sweet and slightly nutty. Being easily absorbed into the deep layers, mumumuru helps to restore elasticity, suppleness, even effects of sun damage and transform prematurely aging skin. It is prized for it’s high antioxidant content, which helps to repair damage caused by free radicals, making the skin look younger and glowing.
Additionally to it’s benefits in cosmetics, the production of the raw materials provides a major source of revenue for communities in the Bragança region in the state of Pará, Brasil. And yes, it is a sustainably harvested nut.
Murumuru butter is a second star ingredient in the Rare Indigo beauty balm, offering superiors youth enhancing boost and a deep moisturizing protection.