Mango Butter Benefits and Uses PLUS Recipes - Carrier Oil Spotlight

Mango butter is a powerful moisturizer that can help soften your skin, give it a healthy glow, and protect from harmful UV rays. It's perfect for all skin types so you don't need to worry about irritating sensitive skin or clogging pores. Check out these benefits of mango butter, plus DIY recipes with essential oils!

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Ready to absolutely LOVE the skin you’re in? Mango butter is one of the most popular butters used in natural skincare. It's a favorite among the natural beauty community because of its moisturizing and emollient properties. It is also used in the cosmetics industry for its wonderful healing properties. You can read more about mango butter benefits and uses below, plus try our DIY recipes. 

Be good to your skin… because you’ll wear it every day for the rest of your life. Your skincare routine doesn’t need fancy cream and tonics. What it DOES need is a healthy dose of MANGO BUTTER!

Who knew that your sweet snack also has the power to give you glowing skin? Check it out below.

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What is Mango Butter?

Nestled inside the sweet and juicy mango is a woody kernel that is chock full of nutrient-dense fats!

Mango butter, also known as Mangifera indica, is a vegetable fat extracted from mango seeds. It has a property called "wax ester" which gives it its slightly solid consistency like a hard butter.

This butter is a semi-solid fat pressed from the fruit of the mango tree, which is native to India. The butter is used in the food industry as a substitute for cocoa butter, and is also used in cosmetics, medicines, and skin care products.

Mango butter has a high content of oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, lauric acid, and linoleic acid. It is also high in squalene which helps your skin hold in moisture. It is known to improve skin elasticity and help skin retain its suppleness, thus making it an excellent ingredient for those with dry or sensitive skin.

The buttter has a melting point of 32–42 °C (90–108 °F). It has a pale yellow color, and a distinctive scent that is not fruity or floral, but herbal. Mango Butter has a very mild scent and shares similar qualities with cocoa butter and shea butter.

Mango Butter Benefits and Facts

The benefits of using mango butter on the skin are innumerable. Of course, the best way to find out if you can benefit from this multipurpose natural ingredient is to try it for yourself!

This rich butter has a lower chance of clogging your pores compared to cocoa butter, but has excellent moisturizing properties for the skin.

It is an extremely versatile ingredient that can be used for a wide variety of skin and hair care needs.

Mango butter packs quite the healthy punch because it has:

- Greater levels of antioxidants and vitamins than other butters

- Rich nutrients that are highly effective for improving and healing the appearance of your skin and hair.

- Rich in vitamin C, palmitic acid, vitamin A, linoleic acid, oleic acid, arachidic acid, and stearic acid

Botanical Name Mangifera indica
Skin Type Best for dry or inflamed skin
Comedogenic Rating 2
Shelf Life 2 years. Store in a dark, cool place.
Consistency & Absorption Hard at room temperature. Will disperse evenly on skin once liquefied.

 

Skincare Basics for Mango Butter

We all know that the skin is the largest organ of the body. It protects the body from infection, injury, and loss of water. It also helps regulate body temperature. The skin is made up of 3 types of tissue: epithelial tissue, connective tissue, and muscle tissue.

Epithelial tissue is the innermost layer, and it protects the body from infection and dehydration. The layer below the epithelium is called the dermis. Connective tissue is located beneath the dermis. This tissue helps connect the skin to the muscles and bones and provides protection and flexibility. Connective tissues in the skin contain collagen.    

How to Use Mango Butter for Skincare

Mango butter has a lot to offer when it comes to natural health and beauty. It’s an exotic, sweet butter that is PERFECT for DIY skincare.

Check out these 5 incredible uses for this luscious, creamy butter:

1. Reduce the Appearance of Fine Lines and Wrinkles

    Mango butter has a naturally high concentration of vitamin A, making it an ideal choice to promote health cell productions. Mango butter is also incredibly moisturizing.

    Here's how to use mango butter for aging skin:

    • Apply topically to your skin as needed to keep it firm, toned, and taut.
    • After bathing or showering, apply a thin layer to the skin to moisturize deeply without being greasy.
    • Leave your skin silky smooth by simply adding it to your skincare routine for impressive results.

    2. Soothe a Sunburn with Mango Butter

    If you are interested in using this butter for sunburns, you will find that it is a great natural moisturizer as well as a soothing agent. If you’ve ever had a sunburn, you know how painful and sometimes even debilitating it can be.

    The pain can range from minor discomfort to severe. Fortunately mango butter can be used as an all-natural home remedy to relieve the pain, reduce inflammation, and speed healing.

    • Ease the intensity of a sunburn by melting a bit of mango butter between your hands and gently patting the butter on the area.
    • Turn the cooling factor up a notch by using equal parts aloe vera gel with mango butter to create a calming cream.

    3. Mango Butter for Scar Healing

    Are you looking for a natural remedy you can use to help improve the appearance of scars? When skin is damaged by an injury or a skin condition, it can leave an unsightly scar that can be difficult to conceal, no matter how much makeup you use. One of the most effective natural ingredients for scars is mango butter.

    Mango butter is a great moisturizing ingredient in products, but it can also be used directly for softening and nourishing scarred skin.

    • Naturally heal scars caused by acne and cuts and scrapes by massaging a dab of mango butter on the area.
    • Make your very own potent healing butter by using equal parts mango butter, shea butter, and cocoa butter. All three of these butters are known to be effective for healing.

    4. Prevent Stretch Marks

    Mango butter's properties make it an ideal ingredient for skincare. It has a high content of oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, lauric acid, and linoleic acid. These contribute to mango butter's hydrating, softening, and moisturizing properties.

    It is important to note that you might not be able to get rid of your stretch marks completely but keeping the skin hydrated and supple can help reduce the appearance and prevent the formation of new marks.

    • These marks are common during pregnancy, but you can help prevent scarring by using the power of mango butters many nutrients.
    • Make your own DIY stretch mark cream by placing equal parts mango butter with coconut oil (restores damaged skin) and blend them together, add in essential oils like frankincense and helichrysum for added benefits.
    • Rub onto breasts, hips, and your abdomen to prevent stretch marks in these prone areas.

    5. Treat Inflamed Skin

    Mango butter is especially good for soothing itchy, dry skin, particularly if it is caused by eczema, psoriasis, or dryness due to the cold weather. It has a high amount of oleic and linoleic acids, which help keep the skin moisturized and is high in antioxidants that can help protect the skin against free radical damage.

    • Ease psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and other inflamed, dry skin conditions by using the ultra soothing and anti-inflammatory properties of mango butter.
    • Make your own healing cream by using equal parts mango butter with softened coconut oil. Blend in a high-speed blender until creamy. Store in a jar with a lid.
    • Use this healing cream daily from head to toe to make your skin moisturized and happy!
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    Using Mango Butter with Essential Oils

    Butters can be used as carrier oils for essential oils. You can get the benefits of mango butter, as well as the therapeutic properties of your chosen essential oils when you use them together.

    Like any carrier oil, you will want to be sure that you are using proper dilution when utilizing butters for essential oils. For 1 tablespoon of mango butter, 6 drops of essential oils would be 2% dilution.

    Read the complete blog post on diluting essential oils and get our FREE Dilution Cheat Sheets, click here.

    DIY Mango Butter Recipes

    This butter is a popular ingredient in homemade skin care recipes because of its ability to smooth rough, dry skin while not being greasy or causing blockages in pores. It can be used for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive skin that needs a little extra TLC. Here are a few DIY recipes with mango butter to try.

     Homemade Whipped Mango Butter

    Whipped mango butter has a different consistency than regular mango butter. Since it has been whipped it is lighter and fluffier. It is the same process as my whipped shea butter recipe. Here is what you need:

    • 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) Mango Butter
    • 2 teaspoons Jojoba Oil
    • Glass Jars for Storage
    • Hand Mixer & Glass Bowl
    • Silicone Spatula

    Directions: Add mango butter and jojoba oil to a small mixing bowl. Mash together with a fork, then blend the mixture with a hand mixer for a few minutes until the mixture is creamy. You can add essential oils as desired to make a custom body butter. This is a no heat method.

     

     Homemade Sunburn Soother Recipe

    Here’s a recipe that can help cool your burnt skin and help you recover from sunburn. This can be used for other burns as well. If your are dealing with a severe burn, seek medical advice. You’ll need:

    • 2 tbsp Mango butter
    • 2 tsp Aloe vera gel
    • 3 drops Lavender oil
    • 3 drops Peppermint essential oil

    Directions: Blend all the ingredients together with a hand mixer (this is a no heat method). Store in a dark, cool, and dry location when not in use.

     

    Where to Buy Mango Butter?

    If you are looking to buy mango butter be sure to find a reputable company to purchase it from. Here are a few brands I recommend:

    May your day be as flawless as your skin!

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