How is it made?
Pressed from the seeds within the mango fruit
What is it used for?
Mango butter is a sweet-smelling, relatively hard butter used to seal and moisturize the skin in body care products. It is high in vitamins E and A, which help to soften the skin and prevent wrinkles. When melted, it mixes well with other products. Mango butter has been shown to have some anti-fungal activity. It also contains caffeic acid; one of the most potent antioxidants. The higher tannin content of mango butter gives this product a ‘dry’ feel. It is relatively astringent and does not leave a greasy feel after absorption. As a result, it is particularly suited for normal to oily skin types.
Mango trees are related to cashews and pistachios and can grow as high as 100 feet! Mangos have been a popular meal in India for over 5000 years.
Store in cool temperatures (below 25 °C) away from light and moisture in an air-tight container. The product will become liquid above ambient temperatures (e.g. 36°C), but will re-solidify upon cooling without affecting functionality. This butter has a shelf-life of one year when stored properly.
Rare allergies to mango butter have been documented.