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Muru Muru Who?

Muru Muru Who?

Murumuru butter.

It's the key ingredient in our Muru Muru Smoothie, which is great for keeping curly hair of any age or ethnicity in tip-top shape. Because of its natural chemical composition, murumuru butter is a beneficial moisturiser, meaning it doesn't just make your hair greasy. It actually rebalances the moisture in your hair and scalp, making it great for curlies and thicker hair or beards.









Astrocaryum Murumuru is a palm tree that's indigenous to South America. That's right, as in Amazonian. Good stuff.

The composition of the butter is similar to that of coconut butter, but its molecular structure (here's where the science comes in) makes it a superior moisturiser.

It also has a higher melting point than coconut butter, so it keeps our smoothie from melting in warm weather. Handy.


One of the best aspects of this ingredient is that it's wildcrafted. That means that the seed or nut is extracted by hand, so production supports a local economy and people skilled with the knowledge of how to work with the palm.

The seed is carefully taken from the (very very prickly) plant. The butter is then extracted through a process called pressing.

What We Make with MuruMuru

Our Muru Muru Smoothie is available in 100g or 45g pots. How much you need very much depends on how much hair you (and your family) have got. 

For a limited time, all orders are shipping with a FREE bar of our new soap + shampoo bar made with murumuru butter. Just pop in code MURUMURU when you check out. 

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