This luscious butter is from West Africa and comes from the seeds of a tropical tree called Pycnanthus angolensis, also known as the African nutmeg and is harvested between December and April. It is a striking blue and chocolate-brown color, with a beautiful, fruity, rich aroma. The texture is thick, grainy and buttery. Kombo butter can be a drier consistency or a wet consistency. It offers many wonderful benefits for our skin. We like to melt it with other butters like Shea and Cocoa butter (and Tamanu oil) for a rich and healing body butter.
It is used with essential oils for aching joints and muscles and for dry or irritated skin conditions.
Kombo butter is high in Myristoleic acid. Myristoleic acid is used to treat pain in the muscles and joints for arthritis and gout. It is important to buy this butter unrefined. The beneficial components that support muscles and joints are lost when the oil is refined. Kombo butter can develop a white mold on the top. Just scrape off the top as you would cheese.
An easy recipe for a whipped Shea and Kombo butter is found on the Aromatics International blog.
|Country of Origin||West Africa|
|Extraction Method||Cold Pressed|
The suggested shelf life is minimum 2 years if stored in a cool place or the refrigerator..
|Batch Number||Pressed Date|