|What is it?
|The butter pressed from the mango seeds.
|Soft solid white butter.
|Rich, creamy, and a soft solid.
|Nothing too noticeable.
|Fast and lovely, with a dry finish.
|Why do we use it in formulations?
|It gives a wonderful dry finish to anything you use it in, making it awesome in body butters and other 100% oil based concoctions.
|Approximate Melting Point
|36°C / 98°F
|Do you need it?
|If you like butters, but don’t like the greasy finish something like shea butter leaves, you need mango butter. It’s amazing.
|Refined or unrefined?
|I’ve only ever used (or found) refined, and I like it.
|It has a fantastic dry feel that helps oil based things feel less greasy.
|It’s one of the pricier butters.
|Alternatives & Substitutions
|Cupuacu butter and shea butter are similar in terms of melting point and texture, but they are much slower to absorb—especially the shea butter.
|How to Work with It
|It’s great in pretty much anything, though I love it in body butters, balms, and salves.
|Storage & Shelf Life
|Stored somewhere cool, dark, and dry, mango butter should last at least one year.
|Tips, Tricks, and Quirks
|Try replacing shea butter with mango butter in recipes you find to be too greasy.
|Recommended starter amount
|Where to Buy it
| Buy it from an online DIY ingredient supplier or Amazon.