The seed kernel of the mango fruit is pressed to extract a yellow coloured fat. It has a mild aroma but this is not offensive and is easily covered with essential oils. This product is NOT hydrogenated.
Melting point is 29°C - 34°C. SAP value 180 - 195.
Typical Fatty Acid profile:
Palmitic Acid 7% - 10%
Stearic Acid 30% - 45%
Oleic Acid 38% - 50% (Omega 9)
Linoleic Acid 3% - 7% (Omega 6)
Mangifera Indica Seed Butter
It is a good emollient and skin conditioner, especially for dry skin where it moisturises the skin and adds lubrication.
As it is not a greasy butter and is quickly absorbed into the skin making it good for sensitive and acne prone skin. It spreads easily on the skin and is rich in antioxidants and creates a smooth and soft skin that is well hydrated. This helps in the repair of acne scars, burns and stretch marks by restoring elasticity. Equally good for mature skin types.
It is considered to be protective against UV rays but we would not suggest using it as a sun protector. However, for daily defense, it can help to reduce degeneration of the skin . The skin looks well hydrated which also reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
In hair products, it conditions and nourishes the hair shaft restoring flexibility to dry hair.
Use at 1% to 100% in creams, lotions, baby products, hair packs, regenerative serums, balms, ointments, lip balms, acne prone skin products as well as sensitive, dry and mature skin products. Adds an elegant feel to massage products, cuticle creams and body butters. In soaps it adds to the creamy lather and is extra moisturising.
Mango & Baobab Body Butter
Vegan Tattoo Balm
Stage 1 (heat until melted):
This makes a rich and heavy butter which is slowly absorbed into the skin. Ideal after a bath or for intensive overnight treatments. Excellent at hydrating very dry or ashen skin and especially on the legs after shaving.
Stage 1: (above 75°C)
10% Mango Butter
10% Baobab Oil
10% Emulsifying Wax
Stage 2: (above 75°C)
62% Boiling Spring Water
Stage 3: (below 40°C)
1% Vitamin E
1% Preservative 12
1% Essential Oils of your choice (20 drops)
Heat the stage 1 ingredients in a double boiler to above 75°C.
Add the boiling water to a larger stainless steel bowl then pour the fat stage into the water stage. Keep on the double boiler and keep above 75°C whilst stirring continuously for 5 minutes.
Remove the bowl from heat and cool down in a pan of cold water whilst still stirring all the time. When the temperature has dropped to below 40°C, add the stage 3 ingredients. Mix thoroughly, jar and label.
15% Rice Bran Wax
20% Shea Butter
20% Mango Butter
20% Coconut Butter
19% Olive Oil
Stage 2 (40-50°C):
2.75% Vitamin E
2% Rice Bran CO2 Extract
0.25% Rosemary Antioxidant
1% Green Mandarin Essential Oil
Heat all the stage 1 ingredients in a double boiler. Stir and melt fully. Take the balm off the heat and mix the balm until it has cooled to approximately 40-50°C. Stir in the remaining heat sensitive ingredients like tinctures, macerated oils or essential oils. Do not use a cold water bath. Pour into jars and leave to cool before sealing and labelling.
For more information and guidance on making your own skin care products please see Aromantic's books and eBooks in our Publications section
These recipes are given in good faith and are intended for educational purposes only. They have not been evaluated or tested in any way and Aromantic Ltd. makes no claim as to their effectiveness. It is up to the reader to ensure that any products they produce from these recipes are safe to use, and if relevant, compliant under current cosmetic regulations.