"We have chosen to work with producers who, like us, believe in the importance of sustainable and conscious production": our partner Forestewise, with whom we have recently started a collaboration, is exactly one of these partners, with its natural, sustainable, fully traceable and ethically produced ingredients and raw materials, such as Illipe butter.
Illipe butter (or tengkawang fat) is made from the nuts of the Shorea Stenoptera tree, which only grows in the forests of Borneo and Sumatra.
The production of this butter is part of the #Rainforestvalue programme, a project that aims to safeguard the flora and fauna of the rainforests. Through its production, Forestwise contributes directly to the livelihoods and well-being of the original inhabitants of the area, the Dayak people, who are radically dependent on these virgin rainforests, which are unfortunately disappearing at an unprecedented rate.
Illipe butter is traditionally used to moisturise the skin, heal wounds and burns and as a flavour enhancer for traditional dishes. It is produced by mechanical pressing, without the use of solvents and without heating the seeds.
The resulting oil is vacuum filtered to obtain a pure, clean, unrefined butter.
Advantages of illipe butter
- Excellent for making soap, face masks, body lotions, lip and body balms, lipstick and more
- Prevents the skin from drying out, reduces cell degeneration and restores the flexibility and elasticity of the skin
- Has a slightly higher melting point than cocoa or shea butter
- Has long-lasting moisturising and softening properties
- Helps prevent premature ageing of the skin
- Treats blisters, lesions and mouth ulcers and dry, damaged hair
Forestwise illipe butter is 100% traceable and is available in three qualities: raw, decolourised, refined decolourised and deodorised.
Forestwise illipe butter is Ecocert certified and is distributed in Italy by Faravelli Cosmetic Division.
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