What is Mango Butter?

With DIY skin care I’ve been noticing that natural butters like cocoa and shea can alter the scent you’re going for. I read about mango butter being a great substitute for this and for those who have bad skin reactions to shea butter. I used it in a three-ingredient lotion bar and am happy with the results. It was unscented, hard but soft enough to break up for melting, and gives the bar a creaminess that I normally don’t see with solid lotion.

Mango butter has a higher level of vitamins and antioxidants from the other butters and different fatty acid profile. Containing vitamins A, B, C, D, E. Vitamin A helps with cellular turn over and collagen production. Vitamins C, D, E, B, palmitic and stearic fatty acids assist with cell regeneration.

None of the actual meat of the mango is used. It’s actually made from the kernel inside the mango fruit. Expeller pressed then machine refined to remove its odor. Raw mango butter can’t be sold for cosmetic use as its natural odor is pungent and not desirable.

With its many nutrients mango butter is naturally able to help heal cracked and severely dry skin. I used it as a base for lotion but I plan to use it in the future for body butter and much more!

 

Homemade massage lotion bar I made

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