Ahhh Mango Butter! By far one of the best butters out there.
Updated in 2019.
What to know about Mango Butter
Mango Butter has a lot to offer when it comes to skin care and natural beauty. Mangos are easy to love. Their brightly colored rinds and sweet flesh sing of tropical islands and fun-filled getaways. They are also highly nutritious!
Within every colorful mango is a woody kernel – packed with nutrient-dense fats! Those fatty oils are pressed from the kernels and gently refined to create Mango Butter, a creamy moisturizing butter that is perfect for conditioning hair and skin.
Mango Butter is an extremely versatile ingredient, perfect for use as-is or in almost any DIY skin or hair care recipe. It has a soft, creamy texture that is easy to use and absorbs beautifully into the skin. It melts upon touch so easily!
Mango Butter’s subtle, almost non-existent aroma is perfect alternative to butters like Cocoa or Shea that have more pronounced characteristic smells. Those who prefer a less aromatic butter or plan to scent their DIY products with essential oils or natural fragrances will love our 100% Pure Mango Butter. (Another great one for little to no scent is kokum butter!)
This luscious, creamy butter has numerous virtues. Let’s explore them each one at a time.
All-Natural & Nutrient Dense
Our 100% Pure Mango Butter is a completely plant-based ingredient made from pure mango. The process uses a special cold-pressing and steam-refinement method that helps to preserve the butter’s most precious and beneficial components. Loaded with vitamins like A and E, essential fatty acids, and natural antioxidants, Mango Butter can be extremely nourishing to both the hair and skin.
Just as your body is nourished from within by eating healthy food, your skin is best cared for by the application of high-quality ingredients. Pure plant-based butters, like Mango Butter, can help to supplement your skin with the conditioning and nourishing components it needs to stay its healthy, beautiful best.
Natural ingredients, particularly plant-based butters, often have characteristic aromas that can take a little getting used to. While the nutty scent of Shea Butter or rich cocoa aroma of Cocoa Butter are wonderful in their own way, the more mild smell of natural Mango Butter is a nice change of pace.
The smell of Mango Butter can barely be detected, especially in comparison to some other natural ingredients. Those with a very strong nose may pick up subtle notes of fruit and fatty acids, but that aroma doesn’t tend to linger on the skin very long and is easily overcome by essential oils, infused herbs, or other aromatic ingredients.
Light & Non-Greasy
Mango Butter has a remarkable texture that is light and non-greasy but also creamy and highly moisturizing. This smooth butter glides on easily and absorbs into the skin and hair with ease. The consistency melts so beautifully- you’ll love it!
Naturally, pure Mango Butter is much richer than commercial body butters that have been blended with fillers and additives like water, alcohol, preservatives and other chemicals. When used as-is, Mango Butter will feel more like a body oil on your skin than a lotion. If you are new to using pure butters, this may take a little getting used to, but you’ll quickly fall in love with how soft and happy your skin feels after moisturizing with Mango Butter.
Remember those additives we just mentioned? Well, commercial moisturizers are usually packed with them. Fillers, like water and mineral oil, are used to bulk up products like lotions and hair conditioners – but these ingredients do very little to benefit skin or hair. Additives, like alcohol, silicone, and synthetic fragrances all help make lotions feel like they are helping to hydrate your skin but the effects are usually both brief and superficial. They can even be damaging at times.
Like junk food, highly processed skin care products are often enjoyable to use, but barely nutritious. Sometimes they are even toxic! Pure Mango Butter, on the other hand, gives your skin nothing but an intense boost of moisture that will help keep your skin happy and hydrated with lasting benefit.
Great for All Skin Types
Mango Butter is non-comedogenic. That means that it won’t clog pores or aggravate acne-prone skin. This makes Mango Butter a great choice for moisturizing almost any skin type. Dry skin will love the highly-moisturizing emolliency of Mango Butter, while those with sensitive skin will adore using a butter that is 100% pure and free of irritating additives and fragrances.
Mango Butter contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants that make it a wonderful choice for mature skin as well. The rich, nourishing nature of Mango Butter can even help benefit those suffering from skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.
Pure Mango Butter is naturally free of preservatives, yet remains fresh and stable for up to one whole year as-is. This means you can stock up on your favorite ingredient without worrying about it spoiling. Just be sure to store your butter in an airtight container and keep it away from extreme temperatures, direct light, or moisture. The butter can be used again and again either as-is or in your favorite DIY skin and hair care recipes.
How to Use Mango Butter
The best way to enjoy our 100% Pure Mango Butter is straight from the package, as-is. Scoop a pea-sized amount of Mango Butter into your palm then massage the butter onto your skin as it melts. The melted butter will glide on like a body oil and absorb into the skin within minutes. You can also use Mango Butter on your hair. Melt a tiny amount of butter between your palms then dab it onto the tips of your hair to help moisturize and condition the dry ends.
This versatile butter also makes a superb main ingredient for almost any skin or hair care recipe. Mango Butter’s mild aroma make it easy to scent with essential oils, and its light texture works well in a wide range of applications – from lip balms to lotions. Mango Butter can even be used as the main ingredient in homemade soaps. For recipe and project ideas, check out our Free E-Book and our blog.
To make a simple body balm, melt 2 tablespoons of mango butter with equal portions of coconut oil and beeswax. Add a few drops of your favorite skin-safe essential oil such as lavender, geranium, or spearmint, then pour the mixture into a small jar or empty stick tubes. Allow the balms to cool and harden completely before use.
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For another in-depth look at mango butter- read here.
For a whipped mango butter recipe- read here.