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Kpangnan Butter

Pentadesma butyracea

Our wildcrafted, unrefined Kpangnan butter (pronounced Pawnya) comes from the Pentadesma butyracea tree known as the African butter tree. These rare trees grow in the dense wet forests and riverbanks in West Africa. Kpangnan butter is processed from the nuts of the tree and is a slow, intense process. It has a smooth silky texture with an aroma similar to Cocoa and Shea butter mixed together.

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Benefits and uses

This rare and hard to find butter has a silky texture and a beautiful yellow color. Its mild aroma is slightly smoky, nutty and warm.  Kpangnan butter has a lovely warming effect on the skin and is even more moisturizing than shea butter. Studies have shown that kpangnan butter also contains high amounts of stigmasterol, a plant sterol that contains anti-inflammatory and pain relieving agents. It makes a wonderful addition to any of your favorite body butters!

Country of Origin Cultivation Extraction Methods Plant Part(s) Botanical Family
Togo Wildcrafted Processed
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Clusiaceae
Aromas
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    Shelf Life

    3years

    Safety & Warnings

    Recommend patch test for sensitivity.

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