Mango Butter Refined
is a soft butter that is commonly used in soap making, skin care, and hair care products. It is similar to shea and cocoa butters in consistency but differs in fatty acid content. (lower palmitic acid content). Mango butter contains high levels of antioxidants and beneficial vitamins A, C, and E. It helps protect the skin against harmful UVA rays.
Although a great addition to skin care formulations for dry and damaged skin (due to its high Oleic acid content) it is recommended not to use too much mango butter as too high an amount could cause graininess in the finished product. We recommend usage levels of 2 – 3%. It would work particularly well in formulations containing oils high in Linoleic and Linolenic acids (almond, apricot, sunflower etc).
A research study demonstrated the excellent would healing properties of mango butter. The study demonstrated it’s ability to soften and heal dry and cracked heels on the foot. Article here:
Fatty Acid Profile (%)
C16:0 PALMITIC 4.0 – 17.0
C18:0 STEARIC 35.0 – 45.0
C18:1 OLEIC 35.0 – 50.0
C18:2 LINOLEIC <5.0
C20:0 ARACHIDIC <6.0
INCI: Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
We can confirm that this butter is Vegan and complies with the criteria of the Humane Cosmetics Standard & has not been tested or re-tested on animals for cosmetic purposes (Leaping Bunny acceptable). Although not certificated by Kosher or Halal we can confirm that this product does NOT contain any animal derived ingredients.