Mango Butter: Just as Lovely As Her Two Sisters … Shea and Cocoa
If Mango, Shea and Cocoa Butter were sisters, we know they’d get along much better than Cinderella did with her two rotten siblings. (Honestly, weren’t they were the very first Mean Girls?) The biggest difference with Mango, Shea and Cocoa butter is that they work GREAT, if not BETTER, together. Their ingredients, vitamins, and fatty acid combinations create wonderful skin and hair changes, leaving you feeling moisturized and hydrated from hair to toes.
Personally speaking, we love all three butters. Equally.
Yep, just like our children … But for now, let’s start with Mango Butter and several yummy ways to use it!
Mango Butter Yummmm . . . Let Us Count the Ways
1. Moisturizes Instantly Without A Greasy Feeling … Mango Butter is a natural emollient that seals moisture into your skin. Safe for pets, too! Cools hot spots, soothes their itchies. It doesn't have a strong scent so they have a tendency to leave it alone. But if they lick it, it won't hurt them.
2. Naturally Hydrates & Soothes Your Baby's Skin ... Mango butter is great for diaper rash, cradle cap and overall moisturizing right out of the bath. … Melt a small amount into hands. Massage baby for mutual benefits. Mango butter soaks in almost immediately.
3. Anti-aging … Helps to heal, repair and firm skin. Reduces sagging skin by encouraging collagen production and moisturizing parched skin. Mango Butter contains high levels of Vitamins A, C, and E as well as higher levels of certain fatty acids than her sister butters.
4. Reduces scarring. High concentration of vitamins A & C as well as antioxidants and fatty acids help to reduce scarring over time.
5. Relieves and treats skin conditions … Say bye-bye to eczema, flakiness and dry and itchy skin. Moisturizes without a greasy after-feeling. Combine equal parts shea and mango for extra benefits. Follow directions below for how to prepare. Add 20 to 30 drops essential oils such as lavender and tea tree oil or myrrh and helichrysum. Chamomile is also very soothing.
6. Good for dry hair … especially coarse, thick, wavy or curly hair. Can be used as a styling cream for naturally curly or wavy/beachy styles. Use sparingly. Start on ends and work up. Once a week treatment for overprocessed hair: Wet hair and apply mango butter liberally from root to ends. Wrap hair in towel to seal in heat. Leave for an hour or more. Wash and condition hair as usual.
7. Makes a great bath oil. Use mango butter all by itself or combined with coconut oil. Place a large dollop into bath water and let it melt. Add essential oils of your choosing. Put on some soothing music. Have a spa day!
8. Use in place of soap. If your skin is exceptionally dry, try replacing your soap with mango butter. Remember: it won't lather, which is the point. The lather is what makes your skin feel stripped of moisture. Mango butter also makes a great shaving cream. Just melt some into your hands and apply. How easy is that?
9. Soothes razor burn, bug bites, and general skin irritations. Great for you, the kids, and your pets!
10. Minimizes stretch marks … Stretch marks appear when the middle layer of skin is stretched too thin. Think of it as a type of scarring. High levels of Vitamin C and fatty acids help to heal, moisturize and boost collagen production. If you're pregnant and thinking of adding essential oils, be sure to ask if your choice of essential oils are safe during pregnancy.
Incredibly Non-Edible Healing Mango Body Butter Creme
- ½ cup Green Leaf Naturals Mango Body Butter
- ¼ cup Liquid (Fractionated) or Solid (Virgin) Coconut Oil
- 4 tablespoons Oil. Select the oils of your choice or use some of our suggestions below.
Jojoba (moisturizing), Merula, Babassu, Argan (great for oily skin), Tamanu Oil, Rosehip Oil (dry skin, scarring, stretch marks) or Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil (plant-based, high levels of Omega 7). There are maaaany more oils. This is just a few to get you started. If you'd like your butter to be more liquidy, add more oil, one tablespoon at a time. For more on whether to use Liquid Coconut Oil or Solid Coconut Oil, see Skincare Benefits of Fractionated Coconut Oil.
Sun worshipper? Merula Oil. Skin-firming? Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil. Scarring or mature skin? Rosehip Oil. You can also try any combination of oils for incredible healing, skin improvement, moisturization and softening benefits.
- Essential Oils: Select oils of your choice or use some of our suggestions for your skin type.
Mature Skin? Add 10 drops Rosemary (skin elasticity, firmness), 5 drops Frankincense (Wrinkle reducing, tightens sagging skin), 5 drops Helichrysum Italicum. Carrot seed essential oil works well, too.
Oily Skin? Add 10 drops Tea Tree Oil (anti-inflammatory), 5 drops Lavender (calming, healing) or Chamomile (reduces redness, inflammation) and 5 drops Helichrysum Italicum (overall healing; cellular rebuilder; Helichrysum benefits all skin types).
Dry Skin? 10 drops Neroli and 5 drops Sandalwood or 5 drops Palmarosa, 10 drops French Lavender, 5 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Carrot Seed Oil.
1. On stove top, in double boiler, melt Green Leaf Naturals Mango Butter (& Virgin Coconut Oil, FCO versus Virgin Coconut Oil? Look here.) 2. Remove from stove top, add liquid coconut oil and other oils to glass bowl. 3. Store in refrigerator until set, not hard, approximately 30 to 45 minutes. 4. When set, add EO’s of choice and whip with electric blender for 2-3 minutes until frothy. 5. Store in wide-mouthed jar with lid. Note: When adding oils, add several drops of Vitamin E oil to curb rancidity and keep your butter fresh.
There you have it! Mango Butter, just as lovely as her sisters, Shea and Cocoa ... as if you didn't know that! Green Leaf Naturals Savings Coupons!