Updated: Jul 8, 2020
Amazon's Rain Forest is essential to the existence of our planet. It is the main factor in global warming due to the fact that one-third of the rain forest has been deforested, and has forced the Brazilian government to set regulations on deforestation. Palm oil in the eighties was a way of making a living for the indigenous population, it was a very profitable business. Once regulations were set in place, jobs and landowners had no income, so a new source of income had to be found. This is how the re-discoverer of the Cupuacu fruit (Cu-pu-a-cu) was re-introduced to the world.
Although the indigenous populations may have known the medicinal properties of the cupuacu fruit for thousands of years, unwitting it was the best-kept secret. The Cupuacu fruit is related to the Cacao tree and is the national fruit of Brazil —the world’s largest Cupuaçu producer. Cupuacu fruit is used as food in making chocolate, ice cream and juices. For medicinal purposes, applying Cupuacu on eczema and psoriasis will help heal the damaged skin and protect from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Cupuacu fruit creates a ton of energy because it's packed with saturated fatty acids that the body can use without the side effects of caffeine. It is a contributor to our immune system and supports the body's ability to prevent and fight diseases.
Because of the Cupuacu fruit tree diversity in food, health, and skincare.....which is an enormous benefit for skin, hair, nails, and other parts of the body, it is by far the best butter I have used for my Perfect Facial Serum. A crude form of cupuacu butter is derived from the seeds of the tree and science today has confirmed what indigenous populations have known for centuries, that seed pods of this delicious fruit have benefits that most butters do not.
Soaps Creams & Things uses cupuacu butter for its cosmetic formulations which help keep the skin soft and elastic and create an effective barrier that stops moisture loss. It has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and has been used to help treat conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. We feel that helping the rainforest to bounce back from its deforestation by re-planting the cupuacu tree will give natives hope to provide an income while rebuilding the rainforest so that we, so many miles away, will also benefit from it. A world working together.
Cupuacu butter, taking it one step further, has phytosterols, great for dry and damaged skin through supporting the collagen in the dermis. Better yet, science for the second time in this blog has confirmed that cupuacu butter also helps to stabilize emulsions and other skin ingredients so that you can stay healthy and glowing.
Our commitment is to use the best ingredients that uses methods that do not harm the environment or the habitat. We feel that helping the rainforest to bounce back from it deforestation by re-planting the cupuacu tree will give natives hope to provide an income while rebuilding our Rainforest.