Sal Butter (Shorea Robusta) – India
obtained from the fruit seeds of the shorea robusta tree native to India. It is light coloured, low odour and has a smooth texture. Similar in consistency and chemistry to both shea and mango butter. Great emollient and adds a soft creamy texture to most formulations. Very stable so it can be used in higher percentages than most butters.
Our butter is cold pressed and non-chemically processed. By not using chemicals the beneficial natural chemical properties of the butter are preserved. A natural emollient which leaves the skin feeling satiny, smooth. May be used full strength in cases of severe chaffing or irritation, but more commonly used an ingredient of creams, lotions, ointment bases. Used as substitution for lanolin as it provides nourishment, can form a barrier yet not provoke allergic reactions or inhibit absorption the way lanolin does. Aids in helping the skin to retain moisture, and protect against wind and other elements. Excellent use to sooth and avoid diaper rash.
More stable than shea or mango butter so shelf life is longer
Creams, Lotions – Since sal butter is solid, it mut be heated in with these types of products as they are manufactured. Add to oil phase. Recommended use level 1-2%. May be higher for ointments and body butters.
Ointments, Body Butters – Mixtures need to be heated to liquid state, add butter, stir in thoroughly then allow to cool and solidify. recommended use level 1- 10%
Melting Point 30 – 45%C