Kombo Butter

Carrier Oil Profile

Kombo Butter

Pycnanthus angolensis

Countries of Origin

West Africa (Ghana)

Extraction Method

Seeds are cold pressed

About the Oil

                Texture/Consistency- Thick, takes a bit to rub in, no greasy after feel

                Color- red

                Aroma- I have seen it described as burnt chocolate, in most cases this butter is blended with others to help hide its scent. It is very strong to me and not a preferred scent- but it does work well in arthritis blends, as such- therapeutic benefit can be more important than scent.

About the Plant

Known as African nutmeg, seeds are harvested between December and April. This is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 40m tall and up to 1.5m wide and the seed can be up to 70% fat. The fat from the seed can also be used as fuel for lighting, and for soap making.

Therapeutic Properties

Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, regenerating, anti-fungal, antiseptic, stimulated production of collagen, cicatrisant,

Expected Shelf Life

1 year


1)      Vitaeorganics.com/organically-grownwild-harvested-unrefined-kombo-butter_p_31.html

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