How To Make Mango Oil At Home

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You will learn how to make mango oil at home, here the process of making fermented mango oil and mango kernel in detail. If you love mangoes, but can’t afford the sunflower seed oil used to make mango seed oil , why not make some mango oil at home? It’s easy, fun, and requires only a few inexpensive ingredients.

Health Benefits of Mango seed oil

Health Benefits of Mango seed oil Quick Facts
Name:Health Benefits of Mango seed oil
OriginIt is usually found in Southern Asia especially in China, India, Central America and Andaman Islands.
ColorsSoft yellow
Health benefitsCholesterol balance, Lowers blood sugar, Reduce acne, Maintain healthy weight, Prevent dandruff

Mango seed oil is the oil which is extracted from the stone of the fruit named Magniferia indica. The oil has soft yellow color. It is also called Mango butter or Mango kernel fat. At room temperatures, it becomes semi solid and is widely used in sun care balms, baby creams, moisturizing products and hair products. This oil has the melting point of 90-108°F (3242 °C). It could be prepared at home by removing the coat of the seeds and mixing the seeds with olive oil and coconut oil. This mixture is sealed in a glass jar in sunlight for about 7 to 10 days.

History

The tree of Mango is native to South Asia of Eastern India. It belongs to the family Anacardiaceae and is the relative of cashew and pistachio trees. The mango seeds were carried by Persian traders to the Middle East. It was introduced to Africa by the sea faring Portuguese in the 16th century which was taken to Brazil in 1700s. The seeds of mango traveled with humans to Middle East, Asia, South America and East Africa around 300 or 400 A.D. Mango was spread to North Americas which reached in early 19th century to Mexico and in 1860 to United States. The mangoes which are sold in U.S were grown in Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Haiti and Guatemala. It was grown commercially.  Today, it has become widely popular.

Health Benefits of Mango seed oil

Mango is a widely known fruit which is popular for its pulpy flesh. Along with that the seeds also possess various health benefits. The oil is extracted from the Mango seed that offers health benefits that are listed below:

  1. Cholesterol balance

The seeds of Mango promote the blood circulation in the body that helps to lower the cholesterol. The people having high cholesterol level should add Mango oil to their diet.

  1. Lowers blood sugar

It is helpful for the diabetic patients because it helps to reduce the level of blood sugar by maintaining the level of energy. It slows down the absorption of glucose in the body.

  1. Reduce acne

Mango seed oil lowers the appearance of acne in the skin. The use of Mango scrub regularly could be helpful.

  1. Maintain healthy weight

The fruit and seeds of Mango help to manage the weight effectively. It promotes the blood circulation and metabolism of the body as it is loaded with various vitamins and nutrients.

  1. Prevent dandruff

Mango oil is also used to treat dandruff. Massage hair with Mango seed oil and wait for about minutes. It nourishes the scalp as well.

  1. Healthy hair

Mango oil is loaded with fatty acids, vitamins and minerals that helps to provide nourish and shiny hair.

Traditional uses

  • It is used in lotions to moisturize and nourish skin.
  • It prevents drying of skin.
  • It lowers skin inflammation and cures skin problems such as psoriasis and eczema.
  • Use this oil daily to avoid hair fall and prevent hair greying.
  • It also makes the hair black, long and shiny.
  • Due to the high content of Vitamin D, A, antioxidant, phytochemicals and beta-carotene, it effectively removes blackheads, dark patches on skin and treats blemishes.
  • It also heals stretch marks, scars, and rashes such as acne, eczema and dermatitis.
  • It provides relief from insect bites and soothes itchy, inflamed and peeling skin.
  • It possesses anti-aging properties that erases wrinkles and lines.
  • It eliminates dandruff from the scalp and nourishes it.

Precautions 

  • People allergic to mango should avoid using this oil.
  • It should be used in moderate amounts.
  • Avoid its excessive use.
  • Do a patch test before use.
  • Pregnant and breast feeding women should consult the health practitioner for use.

Other Facts        

  • Mango seed oil is used in the cosmetic products such as shampoos, soaps and lotions.
  • It is semi-solid at room temperatures.
  • It is used in suncare balms, baby creams, moisturizing products and hair products.

Homemade Whipped Mango Body Butter

This homemade whipped mango body butter will quickly become your favorite lotion. It leaves the skin silky smooth, moisturized, and can heal dry, cracked skin.

whipped mango butter in small mason jar

I love making my own natural skincare and this whipped mango butter is one of my favorites. It is made with all-natural ingredients that will keep your skin silky smooth.

Mango body butter lotion has a natural source of vitamins A, C, and E. Lathering up in this body butter will heal dry, cracked skin as well as reduce signs of aging.

The DIY mango body butter is simple to make and only calls for 4 simple ingredients. It is light and fluffy!

what is mango butter?

mango body butter lotion in wide mouth mason jar on marble counter

Mango butter comes from the pit of the mango. It is similar to cocoa butter and shea butter, as it will leave the skin moisturized without feeling greasy.

Mango butter doesn’t smell like mangos since it doesn’t come from the edible fruit. This may come to a disappointment to some. I have to say I expected it to smell like mangos the first time I smelled it. It has a very subtle scent, making it a great option for DIY skincare.

Before mango butter is whipped, it has a similar consistency of regular butter. I prefer to whip it to give it that light and fluffy texture.

benefits of mango butter

Mango butter has a lot of benefits for the skin and is often found in skincare items. It doesn’t clog pores and works well for acne-prone skin. In fact, mango butter can be used for all skin types.

  • Highly moisturizing
  • Nourishing
  • Natural source of vitamins A, C, and E
  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Soothing for dry, cracked skin and eczema
  • Won’t clog pores
  • Contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants

Mango butter doesn’t only have amazing benefits for the skin, but also the hair. Using mango butter in the hair can soften, moisturize, and provide hydration.

fluffy whipped body butter on table top

how to make whipped mango butter?

You can use mango butter as it is on the skin. Simply cut off a small amount of the butter and rub it directly into the skin. As you rub it on the skin, it will melt and rub in nicely.

If you want to make whipped mango butter, cut the mango butter into small pieces and place it in a bowl. Add in some type of carrier oil and whip with a handheld mixer.

Mixing it with a carrier oil and essential oils will make the mango butter light and fluffy. It will also add more benefits to the skin.

homemade whipped mango body butter

Once you start making your own whipped body butter, you will never turn back. They are truly the best for all skin types and so easy to whip up, pun intended. 🙂

what you will need to make whipped body butter

CARRIER OILS

You can make whipped butter by mixing mango butter, cocoa butter, or shea butter with a carrier oil. The carrier oil you use is completely up to you! My favorites are fractionated coconut oil, sweet almond oil, or jojoba oil.

You can also use grapeseed oil, olive oil, rosehip oil, or avocado oil. Each carrier oil has different benefits for the skin. Learn more about the top carrier oils and their benefits.

ARROWROOT POWDER

Often times the complaint about homemade body butters is that they are too greasy and oily on the skin. Adding arrowroot powder to the mixture will help with this.

I start with a small amount first, then add more as needed. Make sure to add it slowly, as if you add too much, it will take away the lightness and fluffiness of the body butter.

You can use cornstarch in replace of arrowroot powder if you prefer.

ESSENTIAL OILS

You have the option of adding essential oils to your whipped mango body butter and I highly recommend it! Essential oils have great benefits for the skin and will make it smell amazing.

I love adding lavender essential oil for anything skincare because of the incredible benefits it has for the skin. Lavender can reduce signs of aging, improve skin imperfections, and keep the skin clean and purified.

Citrus oils are fun to add to mango butter to give it that fun fruity scent. It is important to note that citrus essential oils are photosensitive and shouldn’t be used topically in direct sunlight.

whipped mango body butter in mason jar on tea towel

essential oil blends for whipped body butter

  • 10 drops lavender
  • 5 drops frankincense
  • 5 drops bergamot
  • 10 drops lavender
  • 5 drops Roman Chamomile
  • 5 drops tangerine
  • 10 drops wild orange
  • 5 drops grapefruit
  • 5 drops lemon
  • 10 drops jasmine
  • 5 drops geranium
  • 5 drops lavender
  • 10 drops sandalwood
  • 5 drops ylang ylang
  • 5 drops peppermint

how to make whipped mango body butter

  1. Cut mango butter into small chunks.
  2. Melt mango butter and coconut oil in a double boiler. I make my own double boiler by placing a bowl over a pot of boiling water.
  3. After the mixture is melted together, place the bowl in the freezer until it is set up a bit. You don’t want it to be solid just firm. (See picture)
  4. Add carrier oil, essential oils, and arrowroot powder to the bowl.
  5. Using a hand mixer or stand-up mixer, whip the ingredients together.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

NOTES: If stored properly, whipped body butter will be good for up to one year. It is best to store in a glass container with an airtight container.

How To Make Mango Oil 

Derived from the fleshy pulp inside the mango fruit, mango oil is a “volatile oil,” which means it will evaporate when exposed to air.

This makes it very useful for processing perfumes, cosmetics, and aromatherapy. To make mango oil at home, you will need a few simple ingredients that you can easily get in your kitchen.

Mango oil is said to have an effect similar to that of retinoic acid used in anti-wrinkle creams – it reduces the appearance of fine lines and scars.

It also acts as a natural moisturizer that can be used for dry or sensitive Skin.

Making your own mango butter oil is very simple and inexpensive, so learning how is a good idea. This blog post will show you step by step how to make mango oil while also explaining some of its benefits.

What is Mango Oil, and Where Does It Come From?

Mango, Tropical Fruit, Juicy, Sweet

Mango Oil is an essential oil that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. It has been reported to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties.

It is most commonly used in aromatherapy in the western world for its sweet, fruity scent. The oil’s aroma comes from myrcene and alpha-pinene, which are in large quantities.

Mango oil comes from a seed or kernel of a fruit called “Mangifera Indica,” which belongs to the Anacardiaceae family (which also contains poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac).

The chemical components vary depending on their process of production. The fruit is typically found in the tropical areas of Asia and Africa.

Mango oil is a skin-conditioning agent used in skin cleansing agents, toiletries, and cosmetics. It has a medium-heavy texture similar to olive oil.

One of the benefits of Mango Oil is that it is readily absorbed by the Skin, leaving no oily residue. It moisturizes the Skin without clogging pores while regulating the body’s natural oil production.

So how do you make this super amazing Oil?

Making Mango Oil: The Process

Over the years, Mango oil has been used as a homeopathic remedy, making it easy to find recipes to make your own at home.

This ester-rich oil has many therapeutic properties that can easily be added to your beauty routine.

You can typically extract this essential oil by steam distillation, but we will focus on an easier and less expensive way to get the same result.

Mango, Fruit, Tropical, Yellow, Sweet

Here is how to make mango oil :

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 cup of dried mango kernels (organic when possible)
  • A large glass jar with a well-fitting lid or cheesecloth
  • Olive Oil / Almond Oil or any other carrier oil
  • 1 large pot for boiling water
  • 2 large glass bowls or other heatproof containers to place in the pot with water
  • A safe workspace where the Oil won’t spill

How To Make Mango Oil: Instructions

Step 1: Prepare Your Mango kernels 

For this recipe, you will need around 3 to 4 mangos. Remove the mango seeds and dry them up using an oven or microwave. You may also dehydrate them using a food dehydrator if you have one available.

Once they are dry, Cut them up and remove the kernels inside. Keep in mind that at this point, there will still be a high water content inside the kernels, even though they are dry.

Grind them up into a fine powder using either a coffee grinder or food processor. You can also use a mortar and pestle if you want to do it by hand.

Step 2: Add Your Carrier Oils

Pour organic olive oil or your favorite carrier oil over the dried and powdered mango kernels until the oil completely covers them. The carrier oil is used to “carry” the essential oil and will help it dissolve into the water.

If necessary, add more carrier oil to make sure all of your mango kernels are covered by the essential oil. Place the lid on top securely, and give it a gentle shake.

Be sure to stir up the contents regularly to help dissolve any essential oil that might form on the top.

Step 3: Boil the Mango Kernel Solution

Pour 4 cups of water into your large pot and bring it to a gentle boil. Place the glass jar with the oils in it, as well as one of your heatproof containers inside.

Let the solution cook for 30 minutes or more. Keep stirring to ensure everything is well combined

Keep the solution submerged in the water until everything is well cooked. Monitor the water level every once in a while, so it doesn’t evaporate out.

Let your oil mixture simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Make sure the flame is low enough that it doesn’t burn off too much of the oil.

If you need to add more water, be sure to only fill it up to a quarter of an inch above the jar or container in order to prevent any accidents.

Step 4: Strain Your Oil

After about 30 minutes of simmering, turn off your stove and remove the jar of mango oil from the pot. Place a cheesecloth over top of another clean glass jar, and secure it with a rubber band.

Then use a funnel to transfer the contents from the glass jar into the cheesecloth-lined jar. Be careful not to burn yourself!

Extract your mango oil by squeezing or using a spoon to remove any excess pulp left in the cheesecloth.

Let your Mango Oil sit for around 15 minutes before transferring it to a storage container with an airtight lid. Keep this bottle out of direct sunlight.

Step 5: Bottle Your Oil

After you have strained out the mango kernel pulp, let the oil sit for a day to separate. The carrier oil will sink to the bottom and leave your concentrated essential oil floating on top.

Keep in mind that this does not have to be exact since you can always strain it again later.

Pour your oil into a clean glass jar, and place the lid on top securely to prevent any accidental spillage. Label your glass jar with the date and ingredients if necessary, and store it in a cool, dry place.

You can use your oil immediately or at a later time for whatever DIY recipes you have planned for it!

Step 6: Enjoy Your Mango Oil!

There are many different ways you can use this amazing oil. You can put some in a diffuser and enjoy the fragrance, or add it to your daily skincare routine for an extra boost of moisture.

Some people like putting it in their bathwater, massaging it into their scalp, or even using it as an edible oil for cooking.

If you plan on using your mango oil in a DIY recipe, be sure to add it after any water-based ingredients to preserve its moisturizing abilities.

Mango Oil can be used in DIY recipes such as:

Moisturizing and firming body butter, Creamy sugar scrub, Essential oil hair conditioner, Skin softening body wash, and many more!

The possibilities are endless with this amazing oil, get creative and have fun!

Mango Oil Benefits and Uses

This versatile essential oil has many benefits that can be used topically or internally.

  • Mango Oil Emotional Benefits: – Helps to ease stress and anxiety while uplifting the mind.
  • Mango Oil Physical Benefits: – It has been used for perfuming soaps, lotions, creams, and other commercial items. It is also a wonderful natural treatment for acne sufferers by reducing inflammation and regulating sebum production.
  • Mango Oil Spiritual Benefits: – It is used for its cleansing properties, encouraging a healthy spiritual life.

Frequently Asked Questions about Mango Oil

Is Mango Oil Good For Hair?

Yes, it has a number of benefits for the hair. It restores moisture and softness while combating dandruff and scalp conditions. It is an excellent choice for both dry and oily hair.

Do You Need To Refrigerate Your Mango Oil?

That can depend on the carrier oil you are using. Usually, carrier oils have a longer shelf life than essential oils do. Check your carrier oil’s recommended shelf life, and use your best judgment. 

Is Mango Oil An Essential Oil?

No, it is technically a carrier oil since most of its chemical composition is fatty acids. Like essential oils, though, it can be extracted from fruit, which makes it a fruit oil.

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