We all love the idea of going 100% natural.

I mean, who wouldn’t love to introduce all thing natural in their day to day lives? The answer is, no one. So, today I will be handing you a multi-functioning natural ingredient that will come in handy in several cases of hair and skin care.

Are you native to the Northern Asia, or any other tropical countries? If your answer is yes, chances are, you are already familiar with the unique and pulpy texture, the sweet smell and juicy deliciousness of mango.

In most of the cases, we throw away the seed of the fruit after being done with it, and that’s the part used for making mango butter. [1]

I am positive that after you learn about the benefits and the versatile usage of mango better, you will think twice before throwing it away.

Mango butter is edible and you can eat it in different forms and can use to make chocolates. Apart from being a luscious treat, due to different benefits of mango butter, it is frequently used in skin and hair care routine.

Many of the DIY beauty, skin and hair care products involve the usage of mango butter.

In this article, I will discuss:

  • Benefits of mango butter
  • Similarities and dissimilarities of mango butter with other types of butter.
  • The properties of mango butter.
  • Most popular DIY skin and hair care solutions which incorporate mango butter in them.
  • Some frequently asked queries about the uses and advantages of mango butter.

Benefits of Mango Butter

Mango butter is one of the most popular body butter, which is rich in nutrients very much similar to unrefined shea butter but does not have the strong, nutty smell that shea butter has.

Mango butter is rich in Vitamin C. It moisturizes and shoots dry skin and chafed skin. It also helps to nourish the skin from the inside, keep it youthful, glowing, soft and smooth. [2]

The free radicals in the UV light, cigarettes, and pollutants destroy the structure of the skin. Make it look wrinkly and tired. The anti-oxidant in the mango butter destroys those free radical and maintain the proper formation of skin. [3]

Mango butter reduces sunburn and frostbite damage. Mango butter also has cleansing properties. It is often used to detoxify skin from the impurities caused by dirt and pollution.

The presence of various antioxidants and vitamins A, C, and E make your hair soft and shiny and your scalp healthy like never before.

Mango butter can alleviate itchiness, insect bite, and small cuts.

You can also use this butter as shaving cream for smoother shaving. During pregnancy, usage of mango butter can help with the stretch mark. Mango butter also treats minor skin rash, eczema, and dermatitis. Mango butter has a semi-hard texture, creamy white color, and light aroma. Because of its semi-hard texture, it can be used and stored in stick form, say lip bum or lotion stick.

Top 15 Benefits and Uses of Mango Butter for Skin and Hair

1. Battling Acne and Dark Circledark-circles

It might surprise you how quickly you can get results from acne using mango butter. It even clears up dark circles. Because of the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents present in mango butter, it nourishes your skin without clogging the pores and detoxes your skin surface. [4]

Before applying this on your face, clean your face with face wash, scrub or rose water and then wash properly to remove any dirt or oil from your face. Then absorb the water on your face with a soft cotton towel or facial tissue. Then use the mango butter on acne, blemishes or dark circles with a clean sponge. [4]

Also Read: Lemon Juice for Acne : 8 Simple Home Remedies

2. Fighting Against Blemishesblemishe

In case you have a severe case of skin breakout, you should go for the anti-blemish special cream made with mango butter. [5]

Hey now! You do not need to get all worried about the ingredients. Most of the ingredients for this recipe are cheap and widely available.

You will need 2 tbsp mango butter, 1/2 tsp rosehip oil, 1/4 tsp vitamin E oil, 3 drops lavender essential oil and 3 drops helichrysum oil.

At first, mix the mango butter, rosehip oil and vitamin E oil in a 4-ounce jar. Give the pot a good stir. Start pouring the lavender oil and helichrysum oil slowly into the jar.

Again, stir the jar.

Apply this potion at night time and leave overnight to get the best result.

Applying and leaving this overnight will give you amazing glow and magical effect against blemishes. And guess what, the next morning you won’t be needing that extra lair of full coverage foundation to hide that little devil!

3. Moisturizing Your Hair

If you have dry hair or scalp and suffer from severe dandruff issue, mango butter just might be your shining in the white armor.

Anybody with thick or curly hair know the pain of frizzy, harsh or tough to maintain hair know the hassle it is to keep the standard growth and healthy glow. You can use some easy to find ingredients to make a DIY pack for moisturizing and softening your hair. [6]

You will be needing 1/4 cup mango butter, 1 tsp avocado oil, 2 tsp aloe vera gel and 10 drops lavender essential oil for this hair mask. Mix all the 3 ingredients with melted mango butter. Then fridge the mango butter for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, take it out of the fridge and blend it until you get a creamy texture. You can store it in a mason jar and apply on your hair but avoid the skull. [6]

Apply this regularly for a couple weeks and you will feel more like going hair down all the time.

4. It Can Heal Your ScarsScars

Aside from removing the stretch mark, mango butter can heal scars like acne mark or age spots, if used regularly and properly. [7]

To make an anti-scar cream, you need 2 tbsp mango butter, 2 tbsp shea butter, 2 tbsp cocoa butter, 7 drops lavender oil, 7 drops helichrysum oil, 4 drops carrot seed oil.

Like the previous recipe, mix all the other ingredients with melted mango butter. Then blend it upon keeping in the fridge for 15 minutes.

And if you do not have all the ingredients mentioned handy, then use only mango butter on the scars. You will get a similar result, but it will take a bit longer.

5. Protection Against UV Lights

The UV light of sun contains free radicals which destroy the regenerating properties of your skin. The anti-oxidant property of mango butter helps fight those radicals and regenerate your skin. So, your skin looks younger, more beautiful. [8]

This way, you can enjoy your summertime without having a really bad and untimely tan.

6. Soothing Sunburn

As much as we all love a sunny day, the one thing that absolutely every one of us can live without is sunburn. It is unhealthy and quite painful. Mango butter contains the property of soothing sunburn. [9]

Gather up 2 tbsp mango butter, 2 tsp aloe vera gel, 3 drops peppermint oil and mix all these ingredients in a jar. Whip it until you get a paste like a mixture. Store the paste in a cold and dark place and apply on sunburn until the burn is alleviated.

7. Soothing Insect Bite and Bite Itch

You can also dab mango butter mildly on insect bites and resulting itches due to poison ivy or rash. Mildly dabbing the butter on the affected area can ease the itch and irritation. [10]

If you are going to camping or somewhere where you will be hanging outside for a long time, I suggest packing some of the butter as well. It will work miracles on those irritating mosquito and insect bites.

8. Improving Your Complexion

Mango butter is rich in vitamin A. because of this, applying mango butter nourishes your skin from the inside and give it a healthy glow. It also helps to regenerate your cells.

As a result, your skin will show lesser signs of age, like fine lines and wrinkles.

So, wait no more. Include mango butter in your skin care routine today!

9. Treating Skin Condition Like Eczema and psoriasis

This amazing skin care product also has anti-inflammatory properties. Mixing any amount of semi-hard mango butter and double of that amount of semi-hard coconut oil and whipping these properly will give a creamy texture.

Apply the mixture to your inflammation, itch or irritation like eczema and psoriasis, and you will get rid of it in no time. [11]

10. Removing Stretch Mark

People are so stressed during their pregnancy for so many reasons. They do not need to add on that list by worrying about stretch marks as well.

Thanks to the many nutrients and moisturizing quality of mango butter. You can have your very effective and DIY stretch mark remover now. Mix mango butter with semi-hard coconut oil and apply on areas prone to stretching during pregnancy like breasts, hips, and abdomen. This cream will keep your skin moisturized and free of stretch marks. [12]

Also Read: 7 Most Effective Essential Oils for Stretch Marks and How to Use Them

11. Treating Rough and Dry Skin

Nobody likes rough, dry skin and the inconveniences come with it. Because of having ultra-moisturizing properties mango butter moisturizes your dry skin, makes it pulp, soft and nourished. [11]

You do not have to worry about picking out the right moisturizer or lotion for your skin type.

Whatever your skin type is, you can use this magic bar of butter.

12. Treating Minor WoundsHeal Wounds

Mango butter is perfect for home remedies in case of minor cuts or burns. Mix some boiled down butter and tea tree oil and apply it to the wounds. This will help regenerate your skin and soothe your wound. [13]

But if the wound is a severe one, I suggest you go see a doctor for that.

13. Recipe for DIY Soap or Bath Bombs

If you are one of those people who are obsessed with their DIY bath bombs and soaps, I have news for you. You do not need to worry about your soap being extra oozy or not moisturizing enough anymore. Use mango butter while making the soap and both of your problems are


You can have hard bars and still have that leathery, conditioned feel you want on your skin.

14. Use as Body lotion

Mango butter whisked with shea butter, and almond milk can be used as body butter/lotion. It moisturizes skin and makes it smoother. You can make a lotion stick as well if that suits your storing policy better. [14]

It is easy to pack, carry and cost-effective as well.

15. Skin Care of Your Baby

Baby skin needs extra care. If your baby has rashes or inflammation from wearing the diaper, apply mango butter. Some dermatologists prefer mango butter to cocoa and shea butter for babies, as it is lighter and does not make the skin sticky. [15]

Precautions While Using Mango Butter

  1. In any of these cases, it is not wise to use fingertips to use the butter or the mixture on your skin, because the germs or bacteria on your fingertips or nail, might come contact with the affected spot and make the condition even worse.

In case you have to use hands on your face or hair, clean them properly before doing so.

  1. Heat can negatively react with this super-care ingredient. So, make sure that it is stored in a place, which is cool and dark but not moist. If stored in a moisty place, it can be affected by the unwanted growth of fungi.
  2. The whole point of using natural skin care product is, going chemical free. So, you do not want to use any sorts of chemical preservative while storing the butter. Ergo, your mango butter has a short store life of around 12-18 months.
  3. Be very careful, while ordering online or buying from the store and check the manufacturing date on it and then double-check it. Also look for the words “unrefined,” “crude” and “cold pressed.” Any of those mean that your butter is mostly organic and was extracted from mango seed using a natural method.

Frequently Asked Question:

  1. Are there any side effects of using mango butter?

Ans: No, it does not have any side effect if used externally.

  1. Can I use the potions on children?

Ans: All the mixtures and potions mentioned in the articles are fully natural and has zero to none side effects on children. But some of those can be too harsh on the skin of a baby. So, it is better to consult with your physician first, before applying those on your baby.

  1. Is mango butter edible?

Ans: Yes, it is.

  1. Is mango Butter comedogenic?

Ans: No, it is non-comedogenic. That means it won’t clog pores or aggravate acne-prone skin.

Bottom Line

Mango butter is something that you can use to get the home remedy for a number of your major hair and skin problems. Apart from completely natural, it doesn’t affect any skin. So, whatever your skin type is, you can use all of the mixtures described here.

People use mango butter as a major skin and hair care element all over the world. In this article,

I have described some of those usages. I hope you find this article helpful and do not hesitate to ask us if you have any further query.

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