Astrocaryum (Murumuru) ButterThe murumuru palm (pronounced as moor-oo-moor-oo) is abundant in the Brazilian Amazon. The plant is covered with sharp, black spines that can reach over 20 centimeters in length, which makes harvesting the fruits very difficult. The fruits of this palm have been highly valued throughout history, evidenced by the folklore of the region, for the rich butter that can be obtained from their seeds. Murumuru butter is a highly moisturizing, natural emollient with many noteworthy properties that make it very nurturing for skin. It is anti-inflammatory and has the unique ability to intensely hydrate skin by supporting the integrity of the cutaneous barrier helping it to recover to its natural moisture content and elasticity. It is also a potent source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.