Mango Butter with its scientific name: Mangifera Indica, but we love to call it mango oil or mango kernel fat comes from Indian subcontinent, found in South East Asia. Mango butter is off-white in color. It doesn’t smell like mangoes! It has a very mild/neutral smell. It is a semi-hard/soft butter that melts on skin contact. We love it, we love its benefits and although we use it in some of our products, we promise to use is even more. You can have a browse at our latest addition here, that includes a soap made from mango, passion fruit and shredded coconut. Mango butter is a nourishing plant butter rich in many nutrients and antioxidants. Here are some of the components found in mango butter: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Palmitic acid, Arachidic acid, Linoleic acid, Oleic acid and Stearic acid.
Mango butter is a type of body butter made from mango seed - pit. It’s similar to shea and cocoa butter in that it’s light and moisturizing without being greasy. Mangoes are addictive – a bright and sunny fruit, calling to mind tropical beach getaways. But mango butter is more than just a tropical escape. It actually has tons of health benefits for your skin.
These are the benefits of king of fruits - mango:
Great for All Skin Textures. Mango butter is non-comedogenic. ( term used to describe skincare and makeup products that are formulated in such a way that they are not likely to cause pore blockages and breakouts. ) Comedo is the least severe form of acne, which results from a pore clogged by dead skin cells, sebum, and bacteria. Since mango butter is non-comedogenic, it doesn’t clog pores, which means it’s still a great moisturizing option for people with acne-prone skin.
Treat a Sunburn. Getting a sunburn isn’t really anyone’s idea of a good time. Unfortunately, it’s a major risk for skin cancer, which means that when a sunburn occurs, you need to treat it as soon as possible and as effectively as possible. When used on its own, mango butter has a cooling effect that’s a lifesaver when dealing with sunburn. There’s also a case to be made that the many antioxidants and vitamins in mango butter help expedite the healing process. When used in combination with other oils and kinds of butter, mango butter can go a long way toward keeping your sunburn comfortable, manageable, and on the path to healing.
Acne. You might be surprised to hear that a body butter is good for treating acne. But keep in mind what we said earlier–mango butter is non-comedogenic, which means it can provide moisture and healthy oil content without clogging your pores. In fact, it can actually help soothe existing acne because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Once you wash your face, apply mango butter using a small makeup brush. Don’t touch your face once you’ve applied it to avoid introducing new bacteria and oil. In fact, many people apply mango butter right before bed.
Treats dry skin. Mango butter is ultra-moisturizing. It hydrates skin, plumps it up and prevents dry itchy and tight skin. It’s perfect to be used as a hand cream, face cream or body moisturizer.
Frostbite. Frostbite is one of the many dangers that come from such exposures, and it can lead to long-term skin damage or even amputation. Unless you live in locations with particularly harsh winters, this may not be a concern. But in extreme cases you need to seek medical attention.
Heals scars. Want to heal your scars/stretchmarks and get back flawless skin? Use mango butter! Since Shea butter and cocoa butter are also very effective in healing scars at a fast rate, consider making a scar cream with all three of these butters combined together!
Treats eczema and psoriasis. Mango butter is anti-inflammatory and can help treat dry itchy and red skin caused by eczema and psoriasis.
Treats dry skin. Throw allergy seasons and colder temperatures on top of it, and you’ve got a perfect storm for itchiness, which only tears and damages the skin more. Mango butter is highly-absorbent, nourishing and enriching the skin year-round. Regular application will keep your skin glowing.
Fine Lines & Wrinkles. Rich in nourishing fatty acids and antioxidants, mango butter is good for smoothing fine lines and preventing wrinkles. It also deeply moisturizes skin which keeps skin firm, smooth and beautiful.
Hair moisturizer. For thick and curly haired people, mango butter can be used as an excellent moisturizer.
Amazing substitute for Cocoa Butter or Shea. Are you allergic to Shea or cocoa butters or ready for a change, but love the luscious moisturizing effect they give? Then look no further than mango butter! It has a low potential for allergies and skin irritability. Plus it’s similar to Shea or cocoa butters. It melts at body temperature and moisturizes skin instantly.
No more fine lines. YEY! Mango butter has a significant amount of fatty acid and mineral content, the exact ingredients your skin needs to slow the appearance of fine lines. Of particular value is mango butter’s high concentration of vitamin A, an essential nutrient for cell growth. It’s also deeply moisturizing without being greasy, which helps your skin maintain a healthy oil balance like the skin of someone much younger.
Soothing bug bites. One of the worst things you can do for a healing bug bite is scratch it, as you’ll irritate the skin surrounding the bug bite as well. Instead of scratching, apply mango butter to the bug bite. It has a cooling effect that will soothe the itchy sensation and help you avoid scratching. The high nutrient content will also help promote healing. If you’re dealing with a potentially poisonous bite, like a black widow or a brown recluse, you should seek medical attention. However, if you’re dealing with a basic mosquito bite, mango butter is good for soothing itchy skin.
Clearing blemishes. You can actually help clear blemishes and dark spots using mango butter! You can mix in a little with your usual moisturizer.
Helps with poison Ivy. More than four in five people are allergic to poison ivy, sumac, or oak. For most of us, the mere act of brushing up against it will result in splotches of itchy skin that can make it feel like slow, deathly torture. You can get a number of chemical-added treatments that aggressively attack the infection, or you could just wait it out as most poison ivy rashes go away in about 7-21 days. But who wants to live with that? Unrefined mango butter is a more chemical-free alternative that can ease the inflammation.
Heals minor cuts and rashes. Moisturize, protect and heal nicks and cuts using mango butter. This is for nicks, scrapes, and cuts. For deeper wounds, and this should go without saying, seek medical attention. Also, do not take it upon yourself to treat the wound without first discussing the best options with your doctor.
Maintains elasticity and flexibility. With its high linoleic and oleic acid content, mango butter is very good at maintaining the skin’s elasticity and flexibility. It also has vitamin C that boosts collagen production in skin.
Amazing cleanser. In addition to its use in shampoo formulas, mango butter is used in a number of full-body applications through bar soaps and body washes. It has ultra-moisturizing qualities, blends nicely with other ingredients, and is a milder solution for common skin irritations and conditions. Also, if you’re bothered by heavy scents, it has a largely odorless formula.
Edible qualities that go into your hair and skin. While mango, Shea, and cocoa butter are not thought of as edibles, mango lends itself to consumption, at least in its pure form. As mentioned earlier, it is used in chocolates, and you can derive a number of benefits from taking it in that form. At the same time, simply incorporating more of the mango fruit into your diet can assist in boosting the benefits that you can get from direct application of mango butter. That’s because mangoes are rich in the major vitamins, contain impressive fiber content, and feature helpful antioxidants like zeaxanthin, which is an especially effective vision enhancer. Other ailments mango can help to address include the following:
Cancer: the antioxidant content of mangoes make it effective for battling the effects of certain types of cancer. In mango butter form, it may be able to help prevent or address skin cancers.
Cholesterol: can lead to clogged arteries, high blood pressure, and the development of heart disease, mangoes have been known to lower cholesterol. Consuming mango butter could have the same effect.
Skin: we’ve spent a lot of time discussing how mango butter helps the skin, and it’s logical that eating said butter could produce a similar effect. Even if that’s not the case, you can still get a skin benefit out of the mango fruit. That’s because eating it improves circulation throughout the body, and good circulation is good for the skin. Also, the vitamins and minerals contained in each bite of mango help with collagen production.
Diabetes: added sugars can lead to the development of diabetes, but “good” sugars (aka natural sugars) like what you find in mangoes and their derivatives help satiate the body’s need for the fiber and vitamins needed to maintain healthier glucose levels without having to resort to medications.
Sexual activity: again, it’s all about circulation, circulation, circulation. Healthy sexual activity, length and quality, depend on healthy blood flow. There’s a real love connection between the heart and the sexual organs, so foods that promote quality heart health tend to have a positive effect on performance.
Digestion: good fiber content leads to easier digestion, but with mangoes, it also helps to control poor food choice urges. If you’re getting the fiber you need and not mucking it up with added sugars and excessive eating, then your digestive system will work better.
Heat stroke: mango’s ability to hydrate and cool the skin as well as its stellar absorption qualities can prevent the development of heat stroke.
Immune function: the antioxidant content found in mangoes (and mango butter) may assist the functionality of the overall immune system, thus helping you fight off infections or prevent them altogether.
Possible Side Effects
While side effects with mango butter are extremely rare - after all, it’s derived from one of the healthiest fruits known to humankind - there may be some who experience adverse reactions.
It’s a short list, but here are some of the more common reports:
More rapid heartbeats
You’ll notice that each of these tend to share something in common: they are associated with a certain degree of hyperactivity that can be brought on by overloading on sugar.
Mangoes and mango butter are natural sources for sugar, so if you notice any of this happening, limit the use and monitor results. Also, if you have any concerns beyond this, make sure you take them up with your doctor. Before signing off from this section, let’s just make one thing clear. Mango butter does not have any known risks for pregnant or nursing mothers.