These mango butter recipes for hair and skin promote moisture retention, eliminates dryness and brittleness, and enhances elasticity in dry hair.
I have been testing out natural butter for a long time and currently curating that knowledge and testing it into Natural Butters for Hair Care.
In the meantime, I’ll be covering some natural butter available for hair, care, uses, and benefits in the next few articles starting with mango butter for hair.
We’re all familiar with the mango, a fruit grown in almost every tropical region of the world.
The mango is also the national fruit of India, Pakistan, and the Philippines, and the national tree of Bangladesh.
Mango butter is derived from kernels of the mango fruit and has a high fatty acid content.
It doesn’t have a fruity smell as a result of being extracted from the kernel of the fruit.
Benefits of Mango Butter for Hair & Skin
- Mango butter’s high fatty acid content makes it an intensive moisturizer for hair and skin. It can combat dry and itchy skin and conditions such as eczema.
- Mango butter has excellent emollient properties making it a great sealing agent in the LOC method.
- Mango butter has properties, which can help protect the hair & skin from harmful UV rays.
- It’s rich in vitamin A, C and E, promoting firmer-looking skin and giving an overall body glow.
Mango Butter Uses
Though a great butter, mango butter is somewhat hard and doesn’t play well alone. Dispersing it alone over hair and skin would take a while and prove very annoying.
You can use mango butter on your skin as well as your hair. However, do not apply mango butter directly to your scalp. It can clog your scalp and start irritating it.
How Do You Make Mango Butter for Hair?
Below is a mango butter recipe I use for skincare but it can also be used on hair for braid outs and twists.
Mango Butter Smoothie Recipe for Hair & Skin
- 1.5 oz Mango butter
- 1 oz shea butter
- 1 oz cocoa butter
- 2 tablespoons each of grapeseed and sweet almond oil
- 1 teaspoon of argan oil
- ½ teaspoon of vitamin E oil (70,000 IU)
- 3 – 5 drops of lavender and/or ylang-ylang essential oil
- 4 oz craft jar like this one
- Scoop the mango butter, cocoa butter, and shea butter into a bowl and place it into a hot water bath to soften.
- Once soft, remove the bowl from the hot water bath and add the grapeseed oil and sweet almond oil.
- Get a fork and whisk until well blended. You can also use a balloon whisk like this one to make it easier.
- Add the argan oil, vitamin E oil, and essential oils if using then whisk again until it’s a smooth and creamy consistency.
- Scoop into the jar. You should have just enough to fill the jar.
- Place in the fridge to harden for about 15 minutes. Your mango butter smoothie is ready.
Whenever you’re ready to use it, spread onto your palms and rub. It will melt readily once heated up between your palms.
Where to Buy Mango Butter?
You can find mango butter online and I recommend the following brands:-
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Yummy Mango Butter Products
- Klorane Conditioner With Mango Butter
- Nubian Heritage Mango Butter Body Scrub
- The Rose Tree Carrot & Mango Cleansing Butter
- Elasta QP Olive Oil Mango Butter Curl Creme Pudding
- Moroccanoil Body Butter Fleur de Rose