What is mango butter?
Mango butter is a soft, creamy butter with a very mild scent, that is extracted from mango seeds and then heated and boiled in order to achieve the ideal consistency.
While mango butter shares many of the same uses as those butters you’re probably more familiar with, like shea butter and cocoa butter, its fatty acid profile differs slightly, and it has a greater level of vitamins and antioxidants such as vitamin A, C, palmitic acid, arachidic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid and stearic acid. That’s why it’s so effective for healing and improving the appearance of your skin and hair.
1. Heal scars
You can use mango butter to help stretching marks to heal as well as scars, acne and age spots. You can make a potent scar cream using mango butter combined with shea butter and cocoa butter, as all three are known to be effective for healing.
2. Prevent stretch marks
Stretch marks are common during pregnancy, but you can help prevent that deep scarring with mango butter. The best way to create a super powerful stretch mark preventer is to combine it with coconut oil, that helps to restore damaged skin. When used together, it offers the best results.
3. Soothe a sunburn
Itcan help soothe and treat a sunburn. You can use it on its own, rubbing the mango butter between your palms to melt it and then gliding it onto your skin.
4. Battle acne
Mango butter is easily absorbing into your skin, effectively providing moisture without clogging your pores and is also rich in anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It’s a perfect solution against acne and blemishes.
5. Treat skin conditions like eczema & psoriasis
The butter is not only incredibly soothing, it offers anti-inflammatory properties that can treat inflamed, dry, itchy skin caused by eczema or psoriasis. You can easily make your own healing cream at home using mango butter by combining a quarter cup of soft mango butter and a half cup of soft, but not liquefied, coconut oil in a high-speed blender.
6. Reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
Thanks to mango butter’s naturally high concentration of vitamin A, it encourages healthy cell production and turnover. It can help keep your skin firmer while also reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating skin cells that are important for keeping skin toned and taut. It’s also deeply moisturizing without being greasy, helping to keep your skin nice and smooth. Simply use it as your moisturizer as part of your regular skincare routine.
7. Heal minor wounds faster by making a healing balm
You can protect, moisturize and heal minor wounds like cuts and nicks using mango butter too. You can use it directly or make your own healing balm, by mixing it with tea tree and coconut oils.
8. Moisturise your hair
If you’re suffering from hair falling, dry tresses, especially if your hair is thick and/or curly, mango butter makes a wonderful moisturiser.Simple mix it with avocado oil, aloe vera gel and lavender essential oil. Use it a conditioner on damp hair, applied mainly on the ends and avoid the scalp.
Where To Buy it?
When purchasing mango butter it’s important to buy the “real” thing and not merely a cheap imitation. Look for an unscented, 100% pure expeller pressed, unrefined butter.
Here are some products that contain purely natural mango butter.: