Mango Butter Refined, naturally refined, is extracted from the fruit (seed) of the Mangifera indica tree. Similar to Cocoa Butter, in both composition and feel, it offers high fatty acid content, along with a high level of unsaponifiables, which together deliver softness, protection, and regenerative activity, to the skin.
Mango Butter Refined is one of the best choices for stick products where it offers a soft, firm, effect. Mango Butter is commonly used, more heavily, in the skin care market, where it's said to diminish the appearance of lines, and wrinkles, while softening the skin and smoothing the complexion. Mango Butter is also loaded in fatty acids, making it a great choice for dry, damaged, skin.
Mango Butter Refined, used In formulation, is a little tricky. It's important to make sure that you take the oil phase to 170F to prevent the Mango Butter from precipitating and making your product gritty. Even when used in anhydrous formulations it's important to make sure it gets hot enough, and is cooled quickly, to prevent grittiness in the final product.
||Off White to Lt. Yellow / Solide Fat
||Characteristic / Slight
||Tightly Sealed / Protected from Heat / Light / Moisture
||24 Months Properly Handled / Stored
- creams and lotions: 2 to 7%
- salves and balms: 10 to 100%
- w/o body butters and creams: 5 to 25%
- conditioners: 1 to 3%
- Dry Skin Treatments
- Skin Care Creams, Lotions, Scrubs, Salves, Balms
- Bath and Body Creams, Lotions, Scrubs
- sun protection products
- Lip Products
- Hair / Scalp Conditioners
All butters should be handled, and stored, with the same, preventative, care that you would use for your oils or any other precious material as they are just as fragile.
As we know that excessive, and repeated exposure to, heat is damaging to the quality, of the butters, we do not heat them to pour them into jars for shipping. All of our butters are scraped, shaved or scooped, as needed to package them into jars, without applying heat. Because of this practice butters will always be packed into a container that is, roughly twice the size, of the melted butter. This means that if you order 16oz (1lb) of shea butter it will be packed into a 32oz (2lb) container as it requires twice the space. We would rather spend a little more for the package, in this case, than jeopardize the integrity, and quality, of the butter. If you receive your butter in a warmed condition, due to transit, the container will appear to be less than full. This is normal, and expected, as they are packaged by weight, not by volume.